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Welcome to CUWIP

The American Physical Society (APS) Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences held simultaneously throughout the United States and Canada for undergraduate women and underrepresented genders interested in physics and astronomy. The University of California, Santa Barbara is pleased to host the 2019 CUWiP @ UCSB, representing southern California, Arizona,and Hawaii, as well as a SPIN UP (Supporting Inclusion of Underrepresented Peoples) workshop. CUWiP will be held from Friday, January 18 to Sunday, January 20, 2019; SPIN UP will be held from Thursday, January 17 to Friday, January 18.

The goal of APS CUWiP is to provide a professional conference for undergraduate women and underrepresented genders to explore opportunities in graduate schools, careers, research, and community-building in physics. CUWiP is a unique networking opportunity for students to share meaningful experiences and have important conversations about the space we navigate as physicists.

We hope you’ll join us! Find more information about the application and registration process and our conference agenda on this site, and check out our social media groups on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

All 2019 CUWiP conferences will be held from Friday Jan. 18 to Sunday Jan 20, 2019. You can find the other conference sites and regions here:

College of William and Mary The College of New Jersey University of Ottawa (Canada)
Michigan State University The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa University of Washington, Seattle
Northwestern University University of California, Davis Utah State University
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi University of Massachusetts, Amherst  


CUWiP Conference Locations Map

We Do Not Condone Hate

We are committed to making our regional CUWiP and the SPIN UP conference a place where ALL voices are welcome, supported, safe, and heard, regardless of sex, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, ability, and sexual orientation. We invite anyone to contact us for any reason, to give feedback, or make suggestions about how to improve. Please refer to the APS Code of Conduct.

Application Is Live Until Oct. 12!

Visit the APS CUWiP homepage to fill out your application at this time! The application is open Sep. 3-Oct. 12.

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  • Department of Physics, UC Santa BarbaraDepartment of Physics, UC Santa Barbara
  • UCSB Associated StudentsUCSB Associated Students

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.