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Updated: September 24, 2018
Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
Total number of graduate students
Number of women graduate students
[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students
Total number of post doctoral associates
Number of women post doctoral associates
[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
Not a paid leave, but any student can skip and return with no penalty.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
Yes. Department pays for half.
Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?
Society of Physics Students (SPS) for our undergraduate program. We have several women SPS members.
Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?
Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
The department caters to special student interests in physics or its applications and will structure classes to meet them, even if we do not have an explicit emphasis area in our catalog. All the science and math departments have female faculty, many of whom contribute to an active Women's Studies Certificate program on campus, which includes two courses on women's issues in our undergraduate general education requirements. A majority of our students are non-traditional, including many women returning from the workplace. We are in a relatively low-crime, rural setting with good schools and child care available.
Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.
Dr. Serif Uran