About CUWiP

The American Physical Society (APS) Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) is a series of regional conferences held simultaneously around the United States for undergraduate women interested in physics. The goal of this conference series is to encourage undergraduate women to pursue a career in physics by giving them the experience of a professional conference. This includes networking with women in physics of all ages and professional levels, plenary talks by prominent women in physics, and panel discussions providing information about graduate school and career opportunities in physics.

These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1346627) and by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DE-SC0011076).  Further details are available on the APS Conference website

2020 CUWiP Conference Sites

Support for CUWiP Attendance

  1. All meals  and accommodation are provided during the conference.
  2.  Travel support is available, on an as needed basis.
    • Obtaining travel support is conditional and requires pre-approval for all expenses.

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The University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, is a public, research-intensive, PhD granting institution located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. The Department of Physics is one of the largest in the nation, with over 70 tenure and tenure-track faculty, 290 undergraduate, and 250 graduate students. In addition, numerous postdoctoral and research scientists are employed by the department and by the more than thirty research centers and institutes jointly affiliated with the department, UMD/NIST spanning an array of theoretical and experimental areas of research. The department is currently ranked 14th in the nation for its graduate program in physics.

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From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.