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:
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.
|9/13||– Introduction to UA’s Women in Physics & Astronomy Group
– CUWiP Conference at University of Alabama
|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|
|Panel Discussion: Applying to REU programs and Graduate School||TBD|
|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)
Archive of previous WiPA meetings
Resources for Women in Physics
American Physical Society – Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
APS CUWiP are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. The goal of APS CUWiP 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.
A typical program will include research talks by faculty, panel discussions about graduate school and careers in physics, presentations and discussions about women in physics, laboratory tours, student research talks, a student poster session, and several meals during which presenters and students interact with each other.
The meetings take place every MLK weekend at 10 locations simultaneously across the US and Canada.
UA Women in STEM Experience (WiSE)
WiSE (Women in STEM Experience) is an initiative that seeks to support women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) through mentorship and networking in the hopes of narrowing the existing gender gap in STEM studies and careers. Through WiSE, students studying science and math related fields have the opportunity to network with peers, faculty, alumni, and professionals. These connections are designed to help students develop skills in professionalism and build confidence in their career pursuits.
4000 Years of Women in Science
Did you know? Science is a traditional role for women. Dr. Deborah Crocker at the University of Alabama and Dr. Sethanne Howard retired from the US Naval Observatory are chronicling the contributions of all the wonderful women of our past at 4000 Years of Women in Science
20th Century Women in Physics
For information on noted female physicists of the 20th century please visit: http://cwp.library.ucla.edu/