2012 Northwest Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 13-15, 2012

University of Washington, Seattle, WA


Conference activities will include:

  1. presentations by professional physicists on their cutting edge research and personal career paths

  2. panels featuring career opportunities outside of academia

  3. workshops and panels on:

  4. how to get involved in summer research

  5. publishing as an undergraduate

  6. the graduate school application process

  7. and preparing for and applying for jobs in industry

  8. an opportunity for undergraduate attendees to present their research in a poster session

The keynote speaker will be Persis Drell, Director and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astrophysics at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center. She will speak live at Stanford and will be simulcast to UW and other locations.

A poster for this conference can be downloaded here: NWUWPC_2012_Poster.pdf.

This is one of six conferences held simultaneously across the country. Students are encouraged to apply to the nearest conference:

  1. *Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

  2. *Stanford University, Stanford, CA

  3. *Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

  4. *The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  5. *The University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  6. *Yale University, New Haven, CT

More information can be found HERE.

In most cases, full support will be provided for room and board. Physics departments are strongly encouraged to provide support for travel; however, students should apply for travel reimbursement if their department is unable to support them. Applications opened mid-September; the deadline for applications was November 22, 2011. Registration is now closed, but you are welcome to put yourself on the wait list.