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.

This is the 8th annual conference for undergraduate women in physics, and the first for the Rocky Mountain region. There are a total of six conferences held simultaneously on January 18th-20th across the nation.

The conference is free to undergraduates, including lodging and food. Travel is traditionally covered by the students department although there are scholarships for travel that can be applied for.

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines is a uniquely focused public research university dedicated to preparing exceptional students to solve today's most pressing energy and environmental challenges. Founded in 1874, the institution was established to serve the needs of the local mining industry. Today, Mines has an international reputation for excellence in engineering education and the applied sciences with special expertise in the development and stewardship of the earth's resources.

Ranked among the nation's "Top 100 values" by Kiplinger's Personal Finance, Mines offers all the advantages of a research institution with a size that allows for personal attention. Mines has the highest admission standards of any public university in Colorado and among the highest of any public university in the nation. The student/faculty ratio is 17:1 and an average undergraduate class is around 34.

More than 250 respected faculty members equip Mines graduates with the knowledge, experience and leadership skills they need to positively impact the world. Faculty and students at Mines are exploring new frontiers through research awards totaling more than $55 million.

The Mines curriculum is broad with an emphasis on hands-on experiences and collaborative approaches to problem-solving featuring programs in applied sciences, earth sciences, engineering, mathematics and economics. The graduate school at Mines welcomes students from around the world, creating a stimulating environment that enriches the Mines educational experience.

Complementing the university's solid academic mission is a robust student life experience with clubs, student government, supportive societies, Greek life and more than 170 student organizations.

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