Program Details

Louisiana State University (Physics & Astronomy)

Updated: October 07, 2019

Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty

49

Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions

8

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

16%

Total number of graduate students

99

Number of women graduate students

31

[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students

31%

Total number of post doctoral associates

27

Number of women post doctoral associates

2

[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates

7%

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

Information Unavailable

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

All students who are identified by the University as full-time students are required to pay the Student Health Fee, which is included in their tuition and fees. The mission of the Student Health Center is to provide, promote, and support services that integrate individual health, education for health, prevention of disease, clinical treatment for illness, and public health responsibilities consistent with the educational mission of the University.

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.

https://physgradorg.wixsite.com/mysite

What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?

Society of Physics Students; https://lsu.campuslabs.com/engage/organization/sps

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

In 2014, LSU's Department of Physics & Astronomy hosted the South-Central Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP).

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 Department of Physics & Astronomy at Louisiana State University is committed to embracing an atmosphere of diversity. The Department has a strong tradition of excellence and features eight female tenure-track or tenured faculty, four female instructors, with two post-doctoral associates and thirty-one female graduate students.
In 2014, LSU's Department of Physics & Astronomy hosted the South-Central Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) The undergraduate female physicists networked and were inspired by both peers and established women scientists, while exploring the breadth of professional opportunities available to physics majors. Our female faculty are actively involved in CUWiP, expanding opportunities for female physicist engagement in all areas of career development. In addition, the LSU College of Science now has its first female dean, Cynthia Peterson, an LSU alumna. Dean Peterson has announced that there will be a diversity advocate on all future faculty search committees.
LSU proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence- the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities.
Through its Commitment to Community, LSU strives to create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas. All LSU employees are required to take Title IX and Sexual Harassment awareness training.

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

Associate professor Catherine Deibel; deibel@phys.lsu.edu

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