Thursday, October 08, 2015

2016 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

The next Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics is approaching. The closest conference to JMU will be hosted by Old Dominion University and Jefferson Lab.  The conference will start with a welcome reception Friday evening, January 15, 2016, and ends Sunday afternoon, January 17
There are only 9 days left to apply for one of the 2016 Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics. The application site is now open and closes October 16, 2015.  

The keynote presentation will be given by Ginger Kerrick, who is a flight director at Johnson Space Center, and will be webcast to all nine regional conferences.   The Saturday after dinner speaker at Old Dominion University is Dr. Kathryn Flanagan  the interim director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, which operates the Hubble Telescope.  In addition, we will have the following activities:
  1.  Presentations by professional physicists on their cutting edge research and personal career  paths; 
  2.  Panels featuring career opportunities outside academia, professional skills, and resiliency;
  3.  Workshops or panels offering guidance on how to get involved in summer research, the graduate  school application process, and preparing for and applying for jobs in industry; 
  4.  An opportunity for undergraduate attendees to present their research in a poster session; 
  5.  A tour of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility;
  6.  A graduate school and career fair with resources from national physics-related societies. 
Lodging and meals will be provided for participants who are accepted to the conference.

More information on the Old Dominion University/Jefferson Lab can be found onthe website: Websites for the other conference sites are given on the APS page at