Program Details

Bowling Green State University (Physics & Astronomy)

Updated: September 14, 2018

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

10

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

1

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

10%

Total number of graduate students

26

Number of women graduate students

7

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

27%

Total number of post doctoral associates

3

Number of women post doctoral associates

2

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

67%

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

There is no formal family leave policy for graduate students, but the Department would certainly work with a student to arrange a leave or reduced responsibilities.

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

Yes, family coverage is available, but it is not included in the stipend.

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

Information Unavailable

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

We have a new Graduate Student Association in conjunction with Chemistry.

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

We have an undergraduate Society of Physics Students and a new Astronomy Club.

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

Information Unavailable

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

Information Unavailable

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

We are a small department with a highly collegial atmosphere and informal interaction of faculty and all students is strongly supported. We make every effort to support all individuals. Addressing the needs of women in particular, the University and the Department have been actively involved in increasing the representation of women in STEM fields, with efforts ranging from a Women in Science program for 7-12 grade students to recruiting undergraduate STEM and STEM-teaching students to federally-funded efforts to identify and remove obstacles to the success of female faculty.

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

John Laird, laird@bgsu.edu

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