Welcome to the UA Women in Physics & Astronomy group! We welcome all undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and faculty in Physics, Astronomy and related fields. Our goals are:
— to encourage the participation, recruitment, and retention of women in physics,
— to foster connections between undergraduates and female physicists at all career stages and
— to explore opportunities for physicists in academia, K-12 education and industry.

The faculty members involved in WiPA are:

Claudia Mewescmewes@mint.ua.edu
Preethi Nair –  preethi.nair@ua.edu
Dawn Williamsdrwilliams3@ua.edu

We encourage undergraduate and graduate women to become active participants and organizers of WiPA meetings.

WiPA normally meets once a month on Wednesdays, following the Physics & Astronomy colloquium. The schedule for meetings for the current academic year is included below. Other meetings and informal gatherings are scheduled based on student feedback and requests.

Schedule for 2017 – 2018

Meeting time: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted.
Room: GL223 unless otherwise noted.
Refreshments including coffee, tea and snacks will be served.

Date Topics/Agenda Speaker(s)
9/13 –  Introduction to UA’s Women in Physics & Astronomy Group
– CUWiP Conference at University of Alabama
Preethi Nair
Claudia Mewes
10/11  Discussion with visiting Colloquium Speaker Christi Tremonti
University of Wisconsin Madison
10/25 Joint SPS/WiPA meeting: Discussion with visiting Colloquium Speaker Nicholas Suntzeff
5:30- 6:30p.m.
 Panel Discussion: Applying to REU programs and Graduate School  TBD
5:30- 6:30p.m.
 UA Career Center: Building Your Resume  TBD
02/16 Careers in Physics Panel Discussion  TBD
03/21 Discussion with visiting Colloquium Speaker  TBD
04/25  Telescope Observing at Gallalee Hall
(Moon: First quarter, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter)
 Preethi Nair

Archive of previous WiPA meetings