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NIST-University of Maryland Conference to Highlight Women in Physics

From NIST Tech Beat: October 22, 2013

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Contact: Michael Baum

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is partnering with the University of Maryland to co-host the 2014 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) conference from Jan. 17 -24, 2014. The goal of the event is to encourage undergraduate women to continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, acquire information about graduate school and professions in physics, and interact with other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice and ideas. For NIST, these women represent a key piece of the puzzle in recruiting the best and brightest for public service.

The first day of the conference will feature six hours of talks and tours at NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., facilities. Nobel Laureates and physicists from NIST's Physical Measurement Laboratory will be active in numerous aspects of the CUWiP program throughout the weekend.

The NIST-UMD site and program was competitively selected as one of only eight such events nationwide, conducted under the auspices of the American Physical Society (see www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/cuwip.cfm.)

For more information on the NIST-UMD conference, visit www.physics.umd.edu/cuwip/. For information on how to apply, visit www.aps.org/programs/women/workshops/cuwipapp.cfm. The application deadline is Nov. 1, 2013.