2017 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics  

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Friday, January 13 – Sunday, January 15, 2017 

The Wayne State University Physics Department is excited to host the 2017 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) at Wayne State University. The conference will explore and showcase career opportunities for physicists through activities such as tours of our labs, research presentations, discussion panels, and opportunities for networking. Discussion panels will include topics such as applying for and succeeding in graduate school, how to get involved in undergraduate research or summer programs, and the multitude of careers available to physicists.

Our CUWiP will be one of ten regional conferences taking place simultaneously and organized through the American Physical Society (APS) and local organizing committees. The aim of CUWiP is to allow undergraduate women physicists to meet, network with, and be inspired by both peers and established women scientists. Past participants have described attending a CUWiP as an empowering experience.

We encourage conference participants to like our Facebook page or tweet about the conference using the hashtags #apscuwip and #wsucuwip.



Application Information


Travel to the conference has traditionally been supported by the students' own departments, although we will offer travel stipends to those in need.

If you have any questions, please contact the Wayne State University Local Organizing Committee at CUWiP_2017@wayne.edu.



The CUWiP conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1346627) and by the Department of Energy (DE-SC0011076). The 2017 APS CUWiP meeting at Wayne State University has also received generous local support from the Department of Physics, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Office of Vice President of Research, the Graduate School and the Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion.