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About CUWiP

The American Physical Society (APS) Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) is a series of regional conferences held simultaneously around the United States for undergraduate women interested in physics. The goal of this conference series is to encourage undergraduate women to pursue a career in physics by giving them the experience of a professional conference. This includes networking with women in physics of all ages and professional levels, plenary talks by prominent women in physics, and panel discussions providing information about graduate school and career opportunities in physics.

2020 CUWiP Conference Sites

2020 CUWiP Conference Site Locations. Site 1: Black Hills State University. Regions: Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming. Site 2: University of Minnesota. Regions: Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin. Site 3: The University of Chicago. Regions: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri. Site 4: Yale University. Regions: Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virgin Islands. Site 5: Washington State University. Regions: Idaho, Oregon, Washigton. Site 6: University of California Irvine. Regions: California. Site 7: Texas A&M University. Regions: Arizona, New Mexico, Texas. Site 8: The University of Oklahoma. Regions: Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Lousiana, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Mississippi. Site 9: University of South Florida. Regions: Florida. Site 10: University of Maryland/NIST. Regions: District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia. Site 11: Temple University. Regions: Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania (mid and east). Site 12: Carnegie Mellon University. Regions: New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania (west). Site 13: University of Toronto. Regions: all Canadian Provinces.

Recommended states for University of Oklahoma CUWiP:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Lousiana
  • Oklahoma
  • Tennessee
  • Mississippi


CUWiP has become incredibly popular.  In order to maximize the number of CUWiP participants we can accommodate, we will allocate participants to sites based on travel logistics and site capacity. We will aim to follow the distributions outlined below, but may have to make adjustments. Please do not purchase travel or plan to be at a specific site until you receive an email confirming you have been accepted to a specific CUWiP site.

Sponsors for APS CUWiP 2020

The Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics 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.

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