The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, hosted for the first time in the UK at the University of Oxford, will highlight prospects for students to become successful scientists and pursue their personal aspirations.
Through inspirational talks, career development workshops, panel discussions, and visits to state-of-the-art laboratories, CUWiP UK will allow participants to become well informed about the career options supported by a physics degree.
CUWiP UK is honoured to have accomplished women in physics at the conference presenting their research, speaking about their personal experiences, and providing invaluable advice.
Participation in the conference will enable undergraduates with similar goals and interests to meet and develop friendships. Attendees of the US CUWiP have remarked that this has been a beneficial and important outcome of attending the conference.
The profiles of our distinguished speakers provide insight into some of the fields that physicists are working in now. Prepare questions for our speakers and panellists and learn about the skills you can improve upon with our workshop sessions. Find out about exciting laboratories conducting cutting-edge research that will be visited.
The conference is modelled after the APS CUWiP, which was started by two physics graduate students, Amy Cassidy and Katie Mussack, at the University of Southern California in 2006. Since then the number of students attending the conference has exploded from 29 to over 1000 in 2014. Past participants have described attending a CUWiP as an empowering experience, as can be seen from their testimonials.
After the serendipitous meeting of Professor Daniela Bortoletto (previous CUWiP organiser) and graduate student Jena Meinecke (attendee of the Santa Cruz CUWiP conference) in 2014, they became motivated to host a UK version of CUWiP. Armed with an enthusiastic team of women, they are working hard to prepare an excellent conference for you!