On the weekend of January 20-22, 2023 the American Physical Society held the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics at various locations around the country. Participants from Yale attended the Brown University location. In addition, representatives from the graduate student organization Yale Women in Physics+ (WiP+) visited both the Brown University and Boston University locations in order to meet prospective graduate students and to tell them about our Ph.D. program.
The WiP+ contingent included Wright Lab’s Sarah Demers, professor of physics, and graduate students Hannah Bossi (also a member of Wright Lab), Joy Pajarla and Mengwen Shi.
Demers said, “We had an excellent time at CUWiP…In addition to questions about our graduate program, we had lots of questions about quantum information research and questions about our summer programs. It was, as always, energizing to be at a CUWiP!”
Demers added her “huge thanks to Hannah, Joy, and Mengwen for embarking on this road trip on behalf of the department and representing our graduate program so well.”
According to the APS CUWiP website: “The goal of APS CUWiP 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 national and local organizing committees of APS CUWiP strive to create a welcoming environment for all, including undergraduate women and gender minorities.”
Photos from the conference are available on the Yale Physics Flickr album.