Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics
APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

History & Organization

In 2006, the University of Southern California hosted the first CUWiP. The grassroots effort grew quickly, and within just a few years there were six conferences being hosted simultaneously.

CUWiP History & Previous Conferences

In 2012, APS became the institutional home for CUWiP. The CUWiP National Organizing Committee provides support for the organization of the annual conferences and works with APS. At each host institution, a local organizing committee plans and organizes the detailed program for the local conference and is responsible for local fundraising.

CUWiP Bylaws

CUWiP is an empowering experience for many undergraduate women, as well as graduate students, professors, industry leaders and allies. Read what attendees have to say about their time at CUWiP.


View the chairs and designees of local CUWiP organizing committees who host series conferences.

CUWiP National Organizing Committee

NSF logoUS Department of Education logo These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1346627, PHY-1622510, and PHY-2012033) and by the Department of Energy (DE-SC0011076). Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation or the Department of Energy.