Supporting Inclusion of Underrepresented Peoples (SPIN UP) Workshop
January 12-13, 2017

SPIN UP applications have now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied! We'll be in touch soon.

The first Supporting Inclusion of Underrepresented Peoples (SPIN UP) Workshop will be held at Harvard on Thursday and Friday, January 12-13. SPIN UP will bring together 50 undergraduates to support the inclusion of students who

  • are members of racial and ethnic minorities
  • are members of gender and sexual minorities
  • have physical, mental, or learning disabilities
  • are from low-income backgrounds
  • are first-generation college students
  • and/or are members of other underrepresented or underserved communities.
We will focus on issues unique to their backgrounds and communities in an intimate, safe environment. It will also provide many opportunities for participants to discuss their experiences and ask questions of mentors with diverse backgrounds.

You do not need to be a member of any of these groups to apply.

SPIN UP Program

All times are Eastern Time.

Jefferson 425 will be a quiet room for the duration of SPIN UP and CUWiP.

Thursday, January 12

 4:00 PM         Registration Begins (Jefferson Lab Library)

 4:45 PM         Opening Remarks (Jefferson Lab 250)

 5:00 PM         Research Talk: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, University of Washington (Jefferson Lab 250)

 5:45 PM         Dinner (Jefferson Lab Library)

 6:45 PM         Talk: Building an Inclusive Physics Community: Prof. Evelynn Hammonds, Harvard University (Jefferson Lab 250)

 7:30 PM         Discussion  (Jefferson Lab 250)

 8:15 PM         Dessert with Panelists, Speakers, and Participants (Jefferson Lab Library)

 Friday, January 13

   8:15 AM      Breakfast (Jefferson Lab Library)

   8:30 AM      Panel: Combating Discrimination (Jefferson Lab 250)

 10:00 AM      Break

 10:30 AM      Introduction to fellowships, bridge programs, mentoring programs, and support organizations (Jefferson Lab 250)

 11:00 AM      Panel: What is it like to take the next step in physics after college? (Jefferson Lab 250)

 12:30 PM      Small-Group Discussions with panelists over lunch (Jefferson Lab Library)

   1:00 PM      General registration begins for CUWiP conference (Science Center Atrium)

Jefferson Lab is located at 17 Oxford St. Cambridge MA 02138.

Science Center is located at 1 Oxford St. Cambridge MA 02138.