Welcome to UT Austin Gender Minorities in Physics!

Graduate Women in Physics has changed its name to Graduate Minorities in Physics (GeM). Our former name was not representative of everyone in the group and made some in the department feel unwelcome. We want people of all genders and orientations to feel a sense of community in GeM.

About us

We're a group of Physics Department graduate and post-doctoral students, faculty and staff interested in issues related to gender minorities in the field of Physics. GeM@UT is open to any student, staff or faculty member of the Physics department at UT Austin. There is no procedure for becoming a member. Official, up-to-date communication occurs through the mailing list. To get on our mailing list Contact Us. This website serves as the repository of important information. Several meetings are held per semester.

Our goals are:

  • To foster community among the gender minorities in the department through social and educational events.
  • To support each other's outreach projects, and thereby contribute to the Physics Department and beyond.
  • To educate ourselves and others about issues important to the advancement and retention of gender minorities in physics at all levels.