Program Details

Florida State University and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory

Updated: September 21, 2018

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

46

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

2

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

4%

Total number of graduate students

141

Number of women graduate students

30

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

21%

Total number of post doctoral associates

6

Number of women post doctoral associates

1

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

17%

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

Our department works with individual students on a case by case basis to provide paid leave for extended periods.

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

All graduate students have to show proof of health insurance. If they purchase the university health insurance (and are on an assistantship), they are eligible to receive a health insurance subsidy.

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.

Our Department hosts active experimental and theoretical research programs with strengths in nuclear, high energy, bio, condensed matter, and astrophysics giving all students a broad range of research environments to choose from. Graduate students are individually mentored by an academic adviser who helps them get adjusted to graduate life followed by a research adviser who helps them through their graduate research carrier. The Graduate Office staff and faculty Graduate Committee are pro-active and carefully monitor the needs and progress of students, in close coordination with the mentors and advisers. We have a growing population of female graduate students who are encouraged to work with our female faculty members in both scientific and societal areas. Of note is that the Physics Department is directly involved in the "Women in Math, Science & Engineering - WIMSE" program (http://wimse.fsu.edu/) and female graduate students participate in the operation of the program. Likewise, female graduate students carrying out their research with Physics Faculty at the National High Magnetic Field Lab are actively involved in outreach and diversity related programs (http://www.magnet.fsu.edu/about/howwework/diversity/). Florida State University also offers special graduate fellowships to women in physics.

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

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