"CUWiP" are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate women interested in physics. The goal is to encourage undergraduate women pursue a career in the physical sciences by providing them with information about graduate school and career opportunities in physics; to give them access to other women in physics of all ages; and to give them the experience of a professional conference. It is not a requirement that attendees be declared physics majors. Note that cost to conference attendees is minimized by sponsorship at the national and local levels.
Berkeley will hold the West Coast CUWiP from Friday evening, January 17 through Sunday afternoon, January 19. There will be an optional tour of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) on Friday afternoon before the offical start of the conference. The Berkeley conference will include talks from Berkeley Faculty, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL) and Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists, and industry professionals. In addition, panels of experts will be assembled to answer questions on graduate school, undergraduate research, and possible career paths open to students with a physics degree at several levels. A graduate school and career fair with Bay Area universities and companies will take place. Conference attendees will have the opportunity to present their research in student talks and a student poster session. For information on travel and accomodations, see the travel & accommodation page.
The application deadline for 2014 CUWiP has passed. Applicants will be informed about the status of their application in late November. If you missed this year's application deadline, keep an eye out for 2015 CUWiP news this fall.
See the CUWiP national homepage for information about other CUWiP 2014 locations.