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