Program Details

University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Updated: September 26, 2018

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

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Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

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[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

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Total number of graduate students

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Number of women graduate students

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[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

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Total number of post doctoral associates

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Number of women post doctoral associates

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[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

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Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.

Yes, there is a family leave policy available to graduate students with a 50% time appointment.

Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?

Family health insurance is available to students with graduate assistantships and fellowships.

Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

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Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.

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What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

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Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?

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Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?

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Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.

The School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota had a Climate for Women in Physics site visit on March 11, 2003. At the School of Physics and Astronomy, the physics faculty and staff are dedicated to the success of all students Students have the opportunity for flexible degrees, including combining physics with other research areas. We actively recruit students from small colleges as well as large universities. Senior women graduate students have developed a mentorship program. It's founder having received a university award recognizing its value and impact on women students beginning their academic career. The College created a Graduate Student Science and Engineering Women's group that sponsors a women's issue seminar series, providing networking between disciplines, as well as sponsoring social activities. In addition, the activities of the physics women's group is encouraged and financially supported by the department.

Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.

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