Across the country, undergraduate women majoring or interested in physics met at a number of universities to participate in the annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP). This year, eight Bryn Mawr undergrads attended the regional conference held at Princeton University. The conference featured a number of invited speakers discussing topics ranging from recent LIGO results to superconducting quantum interference devices. It also put on numerous workshops on subjects including creating inclusive environments and how to be an ally, gearing up for graduate school, learning to balance work and social life, and developing science communication skills. Tours of Princeton's research facilities were held, including that of the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL), a national laboratory focused on fusion energy and other plasma physics studies. There was also a poster session during which Brittney Beidelman '17 presented a poster of her recent summer research surround a collaboration between Professor May Cheng's lab and Temple University.
Students travel to Princeton University for Women's Conference
Posted January 19th, 2017 at 6:19 am