Committee on the Status of Women in Physics
Professional Skills Development Workshops
Funded by an NSF grant, the Professional Skills Development Workshops were held a day before the APS meetings, targeting senior women faculty and postdoctoral candidates. Encouraged to attend were women of small ethnic minorities.
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Gender Equity Conference & Converstations
The American Physical Society’s (APS) Committee of the Status of Women in Physics (CSWiP) received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund a conference entitled “Gender Equity Conference: Strengthening the Physics Enterprise in Universities and National Laboratories.” The APS gathered 50 major research-oriented academic physics-related departments and 15 managers of major physics-related national laboratories to discuss the issues concerning the underrepresentation of women in physics and formulate remedies. The workshop, led by distinguished physics speakers and social scientists, included a forum of presentations, panel discussions and break out sessions to engage academic physics chairs and managers from physics-related national laboratories.
In an effort to continue the success of the Gender Equity Conference, the CSWP introduced Conversations on Gender Equity, a new site visit to initiate and foster conversation between department or laboratory leaders and members visited.
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. Texas CUWiP’s goal aims to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with an 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. In 2012, Texas A&M hosted a CUWiP conference.
ICWIP – International Conference of Women in Physics
Held every three years, the International Conference of Women in Physics continuously makes a difference in the global physics community. The last conference, hosted by the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom, occurred in 2017.