APS CUWiP at Auburn University

January 20 - 22, 2023

The Conference of Undergraduate Women in Physics, Auburn University

Auburn University will be hosting the APS Conference of Undergraduate Women in Physics January 20 - 22, 2023.

The goal of APS CUWiP 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. The national and local organizing committees of APS CUWiP strive to create a welcoming environment for all, including undergraduate women and gender minorities.

Application Process

The deadline to apply to APS for CUWiP 2023 has passed. If you have additional questions, contact cuwip@auburn.edu.

Any undergraduate student attending a US college/university may apply to attend the in person or virtual CUWiP. Any students outside of the US may apply to the virtual CUWiP. You must be over the age of 18 at the time of the conference. High school students are not permitted to apply.

The application will be available starting August 29, and the deadline for all applications is October 31. If you would like, you can sign up to receive updates on CUWiP and other women in physics events and opportunities.

For more information, see our Application Page.

It is very important to complete all parts of the application and to write a thoughtful Applicant Statement. If conferences are oversubscribed, priority will be given to applicants who:

  1. Are undergraduate physics or engineering physics majors.
  2. Have never attended an APS CUWiP.

Other Sites

CUWiP sites are distributed all over the United States so that attendees can participate by traveling within their regions. Auburn is the host site for the southeast. Other host sites are:

Travel Advisory

CUWiP has become incredibly popular. In order to maximize the number of CUWiP participants we can accommodate, we will allocate participants to sites based on travel logistics and site capacity. Please do not purchase travel tickets or plan to be at a specific site until you receive an email confirming you have been accepted to a specific CUWiP site.

APS will no longer be verifying vaccination status or test results; rather, they expect that all CUWiP attendees will obtain a negative COVID test before the meeting and monitor their personal health during the event. If an attendee does not feel well for any reason or tests positive for COVID-19, it is their responsibility to stay away from all in-person proceedings. Covid-19 symptoms identified by the CDC.

Face coverings are optional for all individuals on Auburn University’s campus with the exceptions in medical areas

  • Covid-19 vaccine is not required, but is strongly recommended
  • While at CUWiP, if you start to have symptoms, or test positive, we expect you to contact the LOC rep, Katherine Davidson at cuwip@auburn.edu or (334) 246-1026
  • Auburn’s full Covid-19 policy can be found at the Auburn University Covid-19 Resource Center. 

COVID-19 and Related Health and Safety Guidelines to Attend APS Sponsored Meetings.