University of California Merced and Santa Cruz are very pleased to host the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs) on January 21-23, 202

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University of California Merced and Santa Cruz are very pleased to host the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs) on January 21-23, 202

University of California Merced and Santa Cruz are very pleased to host the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs) on January 21-23, 2022.  

The application site is open and will close promptly at 5PM EST on Monday, October 4, 2021. We ask that you advertise the conference among your STEM majors and encourage them to apply.

Waivers are available for students with financial need to cover the registration fee. Lodging, meals and travel are provided to the students by the conference sites.

Community college students are especially encouraged to apply! 

You do not need to be a declared Physics major, only be taking / have taken some Physics classes, and be open to learning about career opportunities in Physics. 

The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Donna Strickland, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Strickland is one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for developing chirped pulse amplification with Gérard Mourou, her PhD supervisor at the time. They published this Nobel-winning research in 1985 when Strickland was a PhD student at the University of Rochester. CUWiP will bring together successful female physicists and over 2,000 undergraduate women in physics to highlight career opportunities for women in physics and the contributions of women in physics.

The meeting will provide ample opportunities for interacting with fellow physicists. The conference will include the following activities:

1. Presentations by professional physicists on their cutting edge research and personal career paths;

2. Panels featuring career opportunities outside academia;

3. Workshops or panels offering guidance on how to get involved in summer research, the graduate school application process, applying to transfer to a four-year college from a community college, and preparing for and applying for jobs in industry;

4. An opportunity for undergraduate attendees to present their research; 

More information may be found on the Merced and Santa Cruz websites (https://sites.ucmerced.edu/cuwiphttps://cuwip2022.ucsc.edu/) and on the APS page at www.aps.org/cuwip.  
This conference series has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and is sponsored by the American Physical Society.
Thank you for helping publicize the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics.

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