from the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics - applications are open for the 2023 conferences. Get ready for an opportunity to experience a professional conference, gain information about graduate school and professions in physics, and gain access to other women in physics of all ages with whom you can share experiences, advice, and ideas. CUWiP will be held January 20-22, 2023. Attend virtually or in person. The Department of Physics will pay for interested WashU undergraduates to attend.


Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity - The Graduate Fellowships for STEM Diversity is a partnership between government agencies and laboratories, industry, and higher education. The program's goal is to increase the number of American citizens with graduate degrees in the physical sciences and related engineering fields, emphasizing recruitment of a diverse applicant pool including women and minorities. Since inception in 1989, the program has awarded 420 graduate fellowships. Ninety-three percent of fellows have been minority, female, or both, those historically underrepresented in science.

By helping to provide a continuous source of scientists who are U.S. citizens, employers and universities can achieve diversity and balance in our nation's scientific community. In turn, we can help today's promising young scientists — tomorrow's science leaders — to realize their dreams. The Graduate Fellowship is unique in being: open to all American citizens; lasting for up to six years; providing a $20,000 annual stipend; covering tuition; including one or two paid summer internships with a government agency; providing a mentor and the opportunity for a lasting relationship with the sponsor. Applications are due Dec 15, 2022.


National Society of Black Physicists 2022 Conference - Registration is open for the 2022 NSBP Annual Conference in Charlottesville, VA, November 6-9, 2022. This year's theme is "Emerging from the Event Horizon & Beaming for the Future." It is limited to 550 in person attendees. For student attendees, round trip transportation and your hotel room is included for free when you register for the conference. The conference is an excellent opportunity for researchers at all levels to present their research, especially student researchers. Many NSBP professionals gave their first professional talks at the NSBP Conference, so student research topics are welcome. The Department of Physics will pay for interested WashU undergraduates to attend.


WOW Physics! (Women of the World in Physics!) - The first international online WOW Physics! conference will take place November 9-11, 2022 and will be hosted by Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany. WOW Physics! will honor inspiring women in physics and celebrate their outstanding contributions in science. The conference will gather physicists from all over the world and all stages of their careers who work on theoretical and experimental aspects of physics.