1.12.2018 - 1.14.2018

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We do not condone hate

The CUWiP local organizing committee strongly condemns racism, sexism, classism, xenophobia, homophobia, transphobia, and otherwise discriminatory attitudes and behaviors. All persons -- regardless of sex, race, gender identity, religion, ethnicity, ability, and sexual orientation -- are welcome at CUWiP. Discrimination and hate are not. Conference attendees are expected to treat one another with respect and own up to their mistakes.

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 institutions of Harvey Mudd College, Pomona College, and California State Polytechnic University, Pomona are pleased to host the 2018 CUWiP@SoCal, representing southern California, Alaska, and Hawaii. The conference will be held from Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 14, 2018.

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.

3 is the magic number

3 Days

CUWiP 2018 promises to pack a ton of physics into the weekend of Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 14th, including a diverse group of extremely accomplished speakers and a collection of panels, breakout sessions, and other events all aimed at better acquainting participants with the world of professional physics. To see what all we have planned, check out the full agenda.

3 Colleges

CUWiP@SoCal is co-hosted this year by 3 unique undergraduate institutions of southern California. Conference attendees will check-in and spend Friday at Harvey Mudd, Saturday at Pomona, and finish up on Sunday at Cal Poly Pomona.

3 States

This regional meeting location will host attendees from California (south of San Jose), Alaska, and Hawaii. APS CUWiP 2018 will also host conferences at 11 other locations across the US and Canada. The full list of 2018 sites is available at the APS CUWiP homepage.

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