South Central Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

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3257 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-3257
PH: 979-845-7363
FX: 979-845-6077


Next Scheduled Event: January 13-15, 2012
Application Deadline: extended to 2 p.m., Friday, December 16, 2011

Objectives: To foster an undergraduate culture in which women are encouraged and supported to pursue, and also to succeed in, higher education in physics; to give women the resources, motivation, and confidence to apply graudate school and successfully complete a Ph.D. program in Physics; to dispel misconceptions about the application process for graduate school and/or employment in physics, enabling women to better attain their goals; to strengthen the network of women in physics nationally, in particular connecting female physics students with successful female physicists who can act as inspirational role models and mentors.

The South Central Conference site will be held at Texas A&M University from Friday evening, January 13 to Sunday afternoon, January 15, 2012

Conference activities will include:

  • Invited Speakers
  • Social Activities
  • Lab Tours
  • Observatory Program and Tour
  • Newtorking Mixer
  • Student Research Talks

The keynote speaker for 2012 will be Persis Drell, Director and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at SLAC. She will speak live at Stanford and will be simulcast to the other locations.

Seventh Annual Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Applying: Students are encouraged to apply to the nearest conference: Stanford University, the University of Washington, Texas A&M University, Yale University, the University of Tennessee, and Case Western Reserve University. In most cases, full support will be provided for room and board. Physics departments are strongly encouraged to provide support for travel; however, students should apply for travel reimbursement if their department is unable to support them.

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