Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

The CUWiP goal is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

Plenary Lectures

Slides are now available for download! Check the talk below for a link.

Featured Speakers

  • “Why Diverse Teams will Meet the Science and Engineering Challenges of the 21st Century”

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    Margaret Murnane
    Dr. Murnane is research fellow at JILA and professor at CU. She is a world-renowned expert on ultrafast optics.
  • "Physics Pathways: Challenges, Opportunities and My Personal Journey”

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    Kate Kirby
    Dr. Kirby is the incumbent Executive Officer of the APS. Her research interests lie in theoretical atomic and molecular physics.
  • "Ultracold Molecules"

    Deborah Jin
    Dr. Jin is a researcher from JILA and professor at CU. Her work focuses on ultracold trapped atoms.
  • "Implementing and assessing curricular changes in the CSM physics department: From the introductory to the senior level"

    Patrick Kohl
    Dr. Kohl is a professor at CSM. His research focuses on the development and improvement of physics education.
  • “Physics and Your Brain”

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    Cynthia Norrgran
    Dr. Norrgran is a professor at CSM and a licensed neurosurgeon. Her research interests in biophysics and astrophysics.
  • “Seeing the Unseen in Geophysics and Diversity”

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    Roel Snieder
    Dr. Snieder is a professor at CSM. His research interests include coda wave interferometry, passive imaging, and wave propagation.
  • “Black Holes, Galaxies, and Cosmic Evolution”

    Meg Urry
    Dr. Urry is a professor and department head at Yale. Her research focuses on accreting supermassive black holes.
  • "How to make (a) CUWiP"

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    Alex Flournoy

Parallel Workshops

  • Applying to REUs
  • Communication and Physics
  • Entering the Working World
  • Navigating the Path to Graduate School
  • Transferring to a 4-year University from a 2-year Program
  • Panels

    Industry and Physics
  • Life of a Graduate Student
  • Networking Opportunities

    Graduate School and Industry Panel Session
  • Networking Banquet
  • Other Activities

    Undergraduate Poster Exposition
  • Graduate Poster Exposition
  • Tours of CSM labs, NREL, NOAA, and the USGS

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