The Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) is one of eight conferences for female undergraduate students in the physical sciences and engineering taking place around the nation from January 17th through 19th. It is the ninth annual conference organized by the American Physical Society. The goal of CUWiP is to empower undergraduate women as they pursue their physics career by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas. The program includes research talks by prominent female physicists, panel discussions about graduate school and careers in physics, presentations and discussions about women in physics, laboratory tours, student research presentations and poster sessions, and several meals during which presenters and students interact.

There is a $25 nonrefundable fee for undergraduates attending the conference. This covers all food and lodging expenses. Travel should be covered by the student’s department. Students having difficultly getting transportation to and from the conference are encouraged to contact us


Penn State is happy to host the northeast regional conference this year. Penn State is a large public research university that is a leader in undergraduate and graduate education in many fields, including physics. Ranked as one of the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, it has the largest alumni network in the nation. Founded in 1855, it combines academic rigor with a vibrant campus life. A nationally recognized Research-I institution, Penn State teaches students to be leaders with a global perspective. The Penn State Department of Physics is ranked in the top echelon of physics departments in the country due to its commitment to excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate education. For more information about Penn State and its physics program, please visit the links to the right.

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These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation and by the Department of Energy Office of Science.  Further details are available on the APS conference website.

The Penn State chapter of Physics and Astronomy for Women (PAW) would  also like to thank the following sponsors for their support of the conference:



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