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APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Aline D. McNaull
Number 151 - October 23, 2013  |  Search FYI  |   FYI Archives  |   Subscribe to FYI

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The American Physical Society will host eight Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics from Friday, January 17 through Sunday, January 19, 2014.  The conferences are aimed at providing women undergraduate students with information and resources to support them as they pursue a career in physics.  The American Physical Society is a Member Society of the American Institute of Physics.

The application deadline is midnight Eastern Standard Time on Friday, November 1, 2013. 

The application information can be found here: http://www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/cuwipapp.cfm 

Each of the eight conferences will include talks by women physicists, student poster sessions, and workshops and panel discussions and opportunities for professional networking and informal mentoring.  Topics of discussions will include summer research, graduate school, physics careers, and professional development.  The target audience is women undergraduate physics students. 

The conferences will be held at:

Florida State University
Louisiana State University
Pennsylvania State University
Stony Brook University/Brookhaven National Laboratory
University of California Berkeley
University of Chicago/Argonne National Laboratory/Fermi National Laboratory
University of Maryland/National Institutes of Standards and Technology
University of Utah

For questions about the application process, email women@aps.org or call (302) 209-3094. 

Aline D. McNaull
Government Relations Division
American Institute of Physics
amcnaull@aip.org
301-209-3094