Seventh Annual Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics

WCUWIP 2012 Attendees

Conference held at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Center, from Friday evening, January 13 to Sunday afternoon, January 15, 2012

The conference was a success, with 149 student attendees. Information from the event can be found here and the program can be viewed here.

    Conference activities will include:
  • presentations by professional physicists on their cutting edge research and personal career paths
  • panels featuring career opportunities outside academia
  • workshops and panels on:
    • how to get involved in summer research
    • giving talks as an undergraduate
    • the graduate school application process
    • and preparing for and applying for jobs in industry
  • an opportunity for undergraduate attendees to present their research in a poster session
  • a tour of SLAC and the Stanford campus
  • an EXPO featuring a Grad School Faire, a Career Faire, and resources from national physics-related societies

The keynote speaker for 2012 will be Persis Drell, Director and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at SLAC. She will speak live at Stanford and will be simulcast to the other locations.


Students are encouraged to apply to the nearest conference: Stanford University, the University of Washington, Texas A&M University, Yale University, the University of Tennessee, and Case Western Reserve University. In most cases, full support will be provided for room and board. Physics departments are strongly encouraged to provide support for travel; however, students should apply for travel reimbursement if their department is unable to support them. Applications will open mid-September; the deadline for applications is November 15, 2011


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