About the CUWiP
The Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs) are three-day regional conferences that are organized and supported in part at the national level by the American Physical Society. The CUWiP goal is to help undergraduate women continue in physics 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 first Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics was held at the University of Southern California in 2006 and was attended by 50 people. This year there will be eight CUWiPs held simultaneously across the country.
The University of Utah, located in Salt Lake City in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, is the flagship institution of higher learning in Utah. Founded in 1850, it serves over 31,000 students from across the U.S. and the world. With over 72 major subjects at the undergraduate level and more than 90 major fields of study at the graduate level, including law and medicine, the university prepares students to live and compete in the global workplace. Known for its proximity to seven world-class ski resorts within 40 minutes of campus, the U encourages an active, holistic lifestyle, innovation and collaborative thinking to engage students, faculty and business leaders.