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The 2014 SCUWiP Conference at Florida State University has concluded.  Follow this link for pictures taken at the conference:
http://www.hep.fsu.edu/~blessing/SCUWiP-2014-photos/slideshow.html


The Southeastern Conference for Undergraduate Women  in Physics
(SCUWiP) at Florida State University is a three-day regional conference for undergraduate physics majors.  The conference unites undergraduate students, graduate students, professors, and physics professionals through speaker talks, workshops, panel discussions, research presentations, and more.

The 2014 conferences will run Friday afternoon, January 17 through Sunday afternoon, January 19, 2014.  CUWiP conferences will be held at the following institutions:
Florida State University
Louisiana State University

Penn State University

Stony Brook University

U.C. Berkeley

University of Chicago

University of Maryland/NIST

University of Utah


(Above: Science cafe at the 2013 SCUWiP UCF Conference)

According to the American Physical Society (APS), "The CUWiP goal is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas."

The overall goals of the conference are:

  • To help female undergraduate physics majors transition successfully from undergraduate to graduate studies or to industry work in physics.
  • To foster an undergraduate culture in the Southeast 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 Southeast and nationally.

 Participants will leave with:

  • Increased awareness of current research and industry career options in physics.
  • Greater familiarity with the graduate school experience and professions in academia.
  • Resources for getting letters of recommendations, applying to, and being successful in graduate school.
  • And other resources for women in physics such as networking tools, resume preparation, professional development, and access to a network of undergraduate, graduate, and professional women in physics.