APS CUWiP (Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics) at KU
On the weekend of January 12-14, 2018, the University of Kansas Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a regional American Physical Society (APS) CUWiP meeting for undergraduate physics majors in the central region of the United States. Our region includes Nebraska, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. The meeting will be held at the University of Kansas campus in the Kansas Memorial Union with a special Saturday night event at The Oread Hotel. The local time zone is Central Standard Time (CST).
We are committed to hosting a conference that is an open, diverse, and inclusive environment. We believe that an array of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints will enrich our participation in this event. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis or race, sexuality, gender identity or expression, physical ability, age, economic or social status, or veteran status.
The APS CUWiP is a series of regional conferences held simultaneously around the United States for undergraduate women interested in physics. The goal of this conference series is to encourage undergraduate women to pursue a career in physics by giving them the experience of a professional conference. This includes networking with women in physics of all ages and professional levels, plenary talks by prominent women in physics, and panel discussions providing information about graduate school and career opportunities in physics.
The University of Kansas CUWiP hosted by the Department of Physics features presentations by female physicists and educators in academia and industry, a lively career panel, laboratory tours, a student poster session, and opportunities to network with accomplished women in the field.
2018 CUWiP Conference Sites
- Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
- Cal Poly Pomona | Pomona College | Harvey Mudd College, Pomona, CA
- Columbia University, New York, NY
- George Washington University, Washington, DC
- Iowa State University, Ames, IA
- Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY
- University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
- University of Oregeon, Eugene, OR
- University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
- University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Students in Canada should apply to the Canadian CUWiP at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario.
To be considered for a spot at the APS CUWiP at KU, you must apply via the link below. Registration will be opened at a later date for those whose applications have been accepted. Limited space is available. To join the mailing list and be notified when the application portal is live, please fill out this webform. *Student applications open September 1, 2017 and the deadline to apply is October 13, 2017*
These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1622510) and by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DE-SC0011076). Further details are available on the APS conference website.