The Women in Physics group aims to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all the women in the department.
In the Women Mentoring Program, we pair a new undergraduate with a more advanced undergraduate and a grad student, then encourage them to interact in a low-key way (like going out for coffee) to build a relationship. The Physics Department provides gift cards to a local coffee shop as encouragement. We also have dinners, opportunities to engage with colloquium speakers, and other activities, as well.
Social events, such as dinners, opportunities to engage with colloquium speakers, and other activities, are organized to encourage informal interaction among members of the department.