Mines to host Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics Jan. 18-20

GOLDEN, Colo., Jan. 10, 2013 – Colorado School of Mines hosts the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) Jan. 18th-20th.

In an effort to increase diversity in the field of physics, this conference was organized by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. Event organizers are focused on providing an opportunity for students to learn more about the field of physics and the career prospects it offers, as well as fostering networking opportunities.

Margaret Murnane, award-winning physicist and professor at the University of Colorado-Boulder, will deliver the keynote address “Why Diverse Teams will meet the Science and Engineering Challenges of the 21st Century.”

This is the eighth annual conference for undergraduate women in physics, and the first for the Rocky Mountain region. A total of six conferences will be held simultaneously Jan. 18-20 across the nation.

For more information, see the conference website.

Mines Physics Facts:

  • Mines has the sixth largest undergraduate physics program in the U.S., among 753 institutions of higher learning that grant degrees in physics
  • Mines’ undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics is one of only 19 ABET accredited degrees of this type in the U.S.
  • Mines physics is the largest of the ABET-accredited programs, granting 50 to 60 B.S. degrees per year
  • The research in the department is supported by external grants exceeding $7.6 million per year



Karen Gilbert, Director of Public Relations / 303-273-3541 / KGilbert@mines.edu
David Tauchen, Public Relations Specialist / 303-273-3088 / DTauchen@mines.edu

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