Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

The CUWiP goal 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.

This is the 9th annual conference for undergraduate women in physics. There are a total of eight conferences held simultaneously on January 17th-19th across the nation. In addition to the Mid-Atlantic Conference hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park and NIST, conferences will be hosted by Florida State University, Louisiana State University, Penn State University, Stony Brook University/BNL, U.C. Berkeley/LBNL/LLNL, the University of Chicago, and the University of Utah

University of Maryland, College Park

Physics Building The University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, is a public, research-intensive, PhD granting institution located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. The Department of Physics is one of the largest in the nation, with over 70 tenure and tenure-track faculty, 290 undergraduate, and 250 graduate students. In addition, numerous postdoctoral and research scientists are employed by the department and by the more than thirty research centers and institutes jointly affiliated with the department, UMD/NIST spanning an array of theoretical and experimental areas of research. The department is currently ranked 14th in the nation for its graduate program in physics.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

The following is an excerpt from NIST's General Information page.

From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.