APS Conference for Undergraduate

Women in Physics

APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 19 – 21, 2024

University of Pennsylvania

The primary goal of this three-day American Physical Society (APS) CUWiP conference is to help undergraduate women thrive in physics. We welcome applications from people across the entire gender spectrum, and the spectrum of interests in science including physics and related disciplines. We aim to provide the opportunity to experience a professional conference, gather information about graduate school and professions in physics, and network with a diverse set of physicists of all ages, race and gender, with whom you can share experiences, advice and ideas.

The CUWiP program includes research talks, panel discussions about graduate school and careers in physics, workshops and discussions, student research talks and poster sessions, and laboratory tours.  Meals, coffee breaks, a gala dinner, and conference housing are additional opportunities for new friendships, and to strengthen your identity as a physics person.  

The keynote presentation will be given by Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford. She was responsible for the discovery of pulsars while a radio astronomy graduate student in Cambridge and has subsequently worked in gamma ray, X-ray, infrared and millimetre wavelength astronomy.

Apply now for the conference:

Applications open on Monday, August 28, 2023 and are due October 23, 2023. Please put your email into this form if you would like a reminder when applications open!

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. Please do not purchase travel tickets or plan to be at a specific site until you receive an email confirming you have been accepted to a specific CUWiP site.

Sign up now to volunteer:

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us with the organization of the conference.
Please sign up here:


Note: To keep track of the numbers, undergraduate volunteers should also apply for the conference using the central APS website. 

Thank you for helping women in physics!

Sign up now to present:

We are looking for enthusiastic graduate students and postdocs to present at the conference.
Please sign up here:


Thank you for helping women in physics!

COVID Policy:

APS has updated their guidelines and proof of vaccination is no longer required to attend the conference. See APS COVID guidelines here. Masking, vaccinations, and testing beforehand are all still strongly recommended.