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Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at WSU



Descriptions of each workshop are given below. Sessions to be determined based on student responses to a pre-conference survey and availability. We will try to repeat the most requested sessions to ensure everyone can attend.

Graduate SchoolUndergraduate Opportunities • Fields of Academic Physics •  Professional Development SkillsCareers in Physics •  Wellness and You •  Equity and Inclusivity

Graduate School 

  • Applying to Grad School 
  • Preparing for the GRE 
  • How to succeed in Grad School (panel of experienced grad students) 

Undergrad Opportunities 

  • Undergraduate research 
  • Transition from community college to 4-year institution 
  • Finding scholarships and fellowships 

Fields of Academic Physics 

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (AMO)
  • Medical Physics and Biophysics
  • Condensed Matter and Material Sciences
  • Theoretical Physics
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Quantum Chaos
  • Particle and Nuclear Physics
  • Shock and High Pressure Physics
  • Applied Physics and Engineering
  • Physics Education Research / Pedagodgy

 Professional Development Skills 

  • Cover letter and resume writing 
  • Interview and negotiation 
  • Science communication 
  • Technical writing 
  • K-12 STEM outreach 
  • Leadership
  • APS Professional Skills

Careers in Physics 

  • How to find a job  
  • Engineering transition 
  • Teaching 
  • National Labs 
  • Careers in data science 
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship 
  • Science writing and journalism 
  • PER 

 Wellness and You 

  • Imposter Syndrome 
  • Mental health and self-care in Physics 
  • Work life balance 
  • Parenting in Physics 

 Equity and Inclusivity 

  • Race and gender in STEM 
  • LGBTQ+ in Physics 
  • Sexual harassment 
  • Stereotype threat 
  • Intersectionality 
  • Building an inclusive community 
  • Becoming an ally