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#1253: Women in Physics and Astronomy

Currently Registered
Last Registered
September 12, 2013
Registration Expiration Date
September 30, 2014
Campus Life Program
Academic and Educational,Cultural and Diversity


About this Group

Group Description
Composed of women graduate students, faculty, and research associates in the School of Physics and Astronomy. Works towards increasing the visibility of women and improving the climate for women within the school.
Group's principal activities, events, or programs:
We provide networking opportunities for women graduate students, research associates, and faculty in physics and astronomy. We sponsor an annual luncheon to encourage relationships with women alumnae, an annual outreach/information session for female undergraduate physics majors, coffee meetings with female faculty, and discussions with visiting female physicists. We also work with other IT graduate women to promote and plan events for all women in IT.
How this group's activities benefit the University community:
These activities serve to create a broader sense of community and a mentoring network for women in fields where we are severely under-represented.
How this group fits into its categories:
This organization is Academic because the group is composed of graduate students who deal with many challenges unique to academia. It fits in the category of Cultural and Diversity because we address the under-representation of women in physics and astronomy. Part of our mission is to improve the climate (culture) in the department.
How to get involved with this group:
Although our group activities primarily benefit graduate students, undergraduates are invited to many of our events. For more information, check the webpage at To join, send an email to


Contact Info

School of Physics and Astronomy
116 Church St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


CLP Dept. Head
Ronald Poling
Cynthia Cattell
Julie Vievering
Kanika Sachdev
Olesya Koroteeva
Ilana Percher
Chaoyun Bao
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