Happy New Year! I wanted to post about this event – The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. There are actually four of them to accommodate people in all parts of the country. It is a three day conference with the following goals (according to the website):
- To help female undergraduate physics majors transition successfully from undergraduate to graduate studies in physics.
- To foster an undergraduate culture in the Northeast and specifically at Yale University in which women are encouraged and supported to pursue and succeed in higher education in physics.
- To strengthen the network of women in physics in the Northeast and nationally.
The conference includes really cool stuff like panel discussions, research talks, laboratory tours, and a student poster session. They also cover food and lodging at a hotel. I totally wish I could attend this, but it unfortunately begins the day after I return from the American Astronomical Society conference in Seattle. Hopefully I can go next year! Here are the links for each of the four conferences: