January 21-23, 2022
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We regret to inform you that all of the in-person APS CUWiP meetings planned for January 21-23, 2022 have now been cancelled, due to a combination of evolving public health issues. CUWiP 2022 will now be a completely virtual meeting taking place on the same dates. For more information about this virtual meeting, please refer to this website, which will be updated in the coming days.
Welcome to the web page for the 2022 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP, pronounced "cue-wip") that would have been hosted by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey!
This meeting was to have been one of 11 coordinated by the American Physical Society (APS) scheduled to take place from Friday, January 21 through the afternoon of Sunday, January 23, 2022. The goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with a professional conference experience, 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 national and local organizing committees of APS CUWiP strive to create a welcoming environment for all, including undergraduate women and gender minorities.
We aim to make CUWiP accessible to everyone. In exchange for a modest ($45) fee that can be waived in cases of financial hardship, you will be provided with food, lodging, local transportation, and a terrific program of physics-related talks, discussions, and other activities (all organized, and largely paid for, by CUWiP). Note that CUWiP has become incredibly popular, so to maximize the number of CUWiP participants who can be accommodated, participants will be assigned to sites based on travel logistics and site capacity (not always to their first choices). Please do not book travel or accomodations or plan to be at a specific site until you receive an email confirming you have been accepted to a specific CUWiP site.
You do not need to book or arrange your own accommodation on Friday or Saturday night. Support for travel to and from Rutgers will generally be provided by students' home institutions. In cases where students' home institutions or other sources are not able to cover travel costs, there are funds available to provide travel support, so that no one has to miss out on CUWiP for financial reasons.
On this web page, you can find information about programmatic and logistical aspects of the meeting that will be hosted at Rutgers. You can also learn about our ten partner conferences at the following links:
APS CUWiP@Rutgers organizers