American Physical Society


Friday, January 16 - Sunday, January 18, 2015
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
We encourage conference participants to like our Facebook page or tweet about the conference using the hashtags #apscuwip and #umichcuwip. You can also find members of the organizing committee on Tumblr.

The University of Michigan Physics Department is excited to host the 2015 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at the University of Michigan. The conference will explore and showcase career opportunities for physicists through activities such as tours of national labs, research presentations, discussion panels, and opportunities for networking. Discussion panels will include topics such as applying for and succeeding in graduate school, how to get involved in undergraduate research or summer programs, and the multitude of careers available to physicists.

Our CUWiP will be one of eight regional conferences taking place simultaneously and organized through the American Physical Society and local organizing committees. The aim of CUWiP is to allow undergraduate women physicists to meet, network with, and be inspired by both peers and established women scientists. Past participants have described attending a CUWiP as an empowering experience - see testimonials here.

Food and accommodations will be provided for participants who are accepted to the conference. There is a $25.00 fee associated with registration for the conference (application is free).  For instructions on the application process, which is open from September 1st-Oct 31st 2014, see Apply. Travel to the conference has traditionally been supported by the students' own departments, although we will offer a limited number of travel stipends.

If you have any questions, please contact the University of Michigan Local Organizing Committee at

The CUWiP co
nferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1346627) and by the Department of Energy (DE-SC0011076). The 2015 APS CUWiP meeting at the University of Michigan has also received generous local support from the Department of Physics, the ADVANCE program, the REBUILD Project, and the College of Literature, Science and the Arts.