American Physical Society Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

University of Minnesota | Twin Cities Campus | January 17-19, 2020

Welcome to the website for the APS CUWiP at Minnesota.

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. The 2020 conferences will be held January 17-19, 2020.

Applications will open September 3, 2019.

The primary goal of the CUWiP conference 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.

The 2020 program at the University of Minnesota will include research talks, panel discussions about graduate school and careers in physics, workshops and discussions about women in physics, student research talks and poster session, and laboratory tours.

The American Physical Society (APS) provides organizational support, institutional memory, and a home for external financial support necessary to operate and continually improve CUWiP events.

Students from Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin are invited to apply to APS CUWiP at the University of Minnesota. Students in Canada are encouraged to apply to the Canadian CUWiP at the University of Toronto.

Student application will open on September 3, 2019 with a deadline of October 7, 2019.

Sept 3: APS website open for applications

Oct 7: Application deadline

Oct 28: Applicants informed of acceptance

Nov 14: Deadline for accepted students to confirm attendance by registering at their location

CUWiP has become incredibly popular. In order to maximize the number of CUWiP participants we can accommodate, we will allocate participants to sites based on travel logistics and site capacity. We will aim to follow the distributions outlined below, but may have to make adjustments. Please do not purchase travel or plan to be at a specific site until you receive an email confirming you have been accepted to a specific CUWiP site.

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These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1346627) and by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DE-SC0011076). Further details are available on the APS conference website.