2018 APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

Panelists

Saturday
Morning
Panels
(9-10:15)

Palmer Hall and
Nitschke Auditorium
Two-body problemPalmer Hall room PL 2470 (map)
Jobs in Physics and in academia are tough to come by but the job search can be especially difficult when one or both members of a relationship are searching for jobs. In this panel, we will discuss how some people have solved the problem and learn about the progress the Physics community has made to help those facing this challenge.
Dr. Jon Bjorkman
Dr. Jon Bjorkman,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich
Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich,
The University of Toledo
Terri Poxon-Pearson
Terri Poxon-Pearson
,
Michigan State University
Dr. JD Smith
Dr. JD Smith
,
The University of Toledo
Getting into Grad SchoolPalmer Hall room PL 3020 (map)
This is your chance to ask all those burning questions about what to do to get into grad school. Find out how to pick which graduate programs to apply to and learn what you can do now to prepare. Talk to faculty members about what they look for in an application and learn how to be competitive.
Dr. Michael Famiano
Dr. Michael A. Famiano,

Western Michigan
Paula Johns
Paula Johns
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. S. Tom Megeath
Dr. S. Tom Megeath,

The University of Toledo
Dr. Nik Podraza
Dr. Nik Podraza
,
The University of Toledo
Careers in PhysicsPalmer Hall room PL 3070 (map)
There are more options than the traditional academic path. Learn about the different career paths available to those with a bachelor's degree in Physics from those currently working in the field.
Dr. Sheila Bailey
Dr. Sheila Bailey
,
NASA Glenn

Dr. Ishmael Parsai
Dr. Ishmael Parsai
,
The University of Toledo
Patrick Ross
Patrick Ross
,
The University of Toledo
Richelle Teeling-Smith
Dr. Richelle Teeling-Smith
,
University of Mount-Union
Step Up 4 PhysicsPalmer Hall room PL 3190 (map)
Direct action to increase women in physics: How you can help change the physics community
While nearly half of the students taking physics in high school are women, only ⅕ of the students interested in physics majors in college are women. How can you help to change this pattern?  Physics education researchers have developed two high school physics class lessons that have been shown to increase the interest of high school women in physics careers. Join us to learn about this exciting program to help high school teachers encourage women to pursue physics careers and  how you can help change the way high school students view their future in physics. Learn more at stepup4women.org.
Dr. Mary Kay Patton
Dr. Mary Kay Patton
,
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
Dr. Patricia Rankin
Dr. Patricia Rankin
,
American Physical Society (APS)
Sexual Harassment, Nitschke Auditorium (NA 1000) (map)
Have an informal discussion about current events involving sexual harassment. Learn about your rights guaranteed to you by Title IX and learn how to recognize harassment and when to report it. Share your thoughts and opinions in this safe and encouraging environment.
Jennifer McCary
Dr. Jennifer McCary,
Bowling Green State University
Dr. Kathy Shan
Dr. Kathy Shan
,
The University of Toledo
Nicole Karnath
Nicole Karnath
,
The University of Toledo
 
 
Saturday
Afternoon
Panels
(4-5:15)

Palmer Hall and
Nitschke Auditorium

LGBTQA+, Palmer Hall room PL 2470 (map)
Discuss the current issues members of the LGBTQA+ community face and what you can do to help. This will be a safe and confidential discussion.
Dr. Cyndee Gruden
Dr. Cyndee Gruden
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Stephanie Lyons
Dr. Stephanie Lyons,
Michigan State University
Dr. Edith Kippenhan
Dr. Edith Kippenhan
,
The University of Toledo
 
REUs, Palmer Hall room PL 3020 (map)
Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs are a great way for undergraduates to get research experience. Ask questions about applying to REU programs and conducting research as an undergraduate.
Emily Griffith
Emily Griffith
,
Ohio State University
Dr. Rick Irving
Dr. Rick Irving
,
The University of Toledo
Jessie Micallef
Jessie Micallef
,
Michigan State University
 
NASA careers/co-ops, Palmer Hall room PL 3070 (map)
Learn about careers and opportunities that NASA offers from NASA Scientist Dr. Sheila Bailey.
Dr. Sheila Bailey
Dr. Sheila Bailey
,
NASA Glenn
Imposter Syndrome, Palmer Hall room PL 3190 (map)
Imposter syndrome affects a surprising number of us in physics, so take some time to ask questions about it. Learn how to recognize it and overcome it in yourself and others.
Dr. Karen Bjorkman
Dr. Karen Bjorkman,
The University of Toledo
Wayne Oswald
Wayne Oswald
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Kathy Shan
Dr. Kathy Shan
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Laura Wessels
Dr. Laura Wessels
,
Xavier University
Writing Papers, Palmer Hall (NA 1000) (map)
Writing can be a challenge for many scientists Ask questions about writing impactful scientific papers and learn how to communicate science effectively.
Dr. Haiying He
Dr. Haiying He
,
Valparaiso University
Dr. Nik Podraza
Dr. Nik Podraza
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Gillian Lynn Ryan
Dr. Gillian Lynn Ryan
,
Kettering University
 
 
Saturday
Evening
Panels
(5:30-6:45)

Palmer Hall and
Nitschke Auditorium

Underrepresented Groups, Palmer Hall room PL 2470 (map)
Learn and ask questions about navigating the world of Physics and academia as a member of an underrepresented group. Learn about how you can be an advocate for diversity.
Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich
Dr. Amanda Bryant-Friedrich,
The University of Toledo
Terri Poxon-Pearson
Terri Poxon-Pearson
,
Michigan State University
Dr. Laura Wessels
Dr. Laura Wessels
,
Xavier University
 
REUs, Palmer Hall room PL 3020 (map)
Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs are a great way for undergraduates to get research experience. Ask questions about applying to REU programs and conducting research as an undergraduate.
Emily Griffith
Emily Griffith
,
Ohio State University
Dr. Rick Irving
Dr. Rick Irving
,
The University of Toledo
Jessie Micallef
Jessie Micallef
,
Michigan State University
 
Work-Life Balance, Palmer Hall room PL 3070 (map)
Ask questions about how to balance your personal and professional lives. Yes, you can have a family and hobbies and still be a successful physicist. Learn from those currently working in the field how they do it all.
Dr. Sheila Bailey
Dr. Sheila Bailey
,
NASA Glenn
Dr. Rupali Chandar
Dr. Rupali Chandar
,
The University of Toledo
Jennifer Greco
Jennifer Greco
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Mallory Smith
Dr. Mallory Smith
,
Michigan State University
Building your CVPalmer Hall room PL 3190 (map)
Ask questions about preparing your CV for job applications. Learn the difference between a CV and a resume and what you can do to make sure yours is in great shape.
Dr. Karen Bjorkman
Dr. Karen Bjorkman,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Haiying He
Dr. Haiying He
,
Valparaiso University
Dr. Gillian Lynn Ryan
Dr. Gillian Lynn Ryan
,
Kettering University
 
APS Professional Skills, Nitschke Auditorium (NA 1000) (map)
Everyone needs to know how to negotiate. Learning a few basic concepts will help you be more confident when you ask for what you need to be successful. Come learn what a “Zone of Possible Agreement” is and how to determine your "Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement".
Dr. Patricia Rankin
Dr. Patricia Rankin
,
American Physical Society
     
 
Sunday
Afternoon
Panels
(1:15-2:30)

Student Union
LGBTQA+, Student Union room SU 3016 (map)
Discuss the current issues members of the LGBTQA+ community face and what you can do to help. This will be a safe and confidential discussion.
Dr. Stephanie Lyons
Dr. Stephanie Lyons,
Michigan State University
Dr. Edith Kippenhan
Dr. Edith Kippenhan
,
The University of Toledo
   
Getting into Grad School, room SU 3018 (map)
This is your chance to ask all those burning questions about what to do to get into grad school. Find out how to pick which graduate programs to apply to and learn what you can do now to prepare. Talk to faculty members about what they look for in an application and learn how to be competitive.
Dr. Michael Famiano
Dr. Michael A. Famiano,

Western Michigan
Paula Johns
Paula Johns
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. S. Tom Megeath
Dr. S. Tom Megeath,

The University of Toledo
Dr. Nik Podraza
Dr. Nik Podraza
,
The University of Toledo
Work-Life Balance, room SU 3020 (map)
Ask questions about how to balance your personal and professional lives. Yes, you can have a family and hobbies and still be a successful physicist. Learn from those currently working in the field how they do it all.
Dr. Sheila Bailey
Dr. Sheila Bailey
,
NASA Glenn
Dr. Rupali Chandar
Dr. Rupali Chandar
,
The University of Toledo
Jennifer Greco
Jennifer Greco
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Mallory Smith
Dr. Mallory Smith
,
Michigan State University
Imposter Syndrome, room SU Auditorium T-Section (map)
affects a surprising number of us in physics, so take some time to ask questions about it. Learn
Dr. Karen Bjorkman
Dr. Karen Bjorkman,
The University of Toledo
Wayne Oswald
Wayne Oswald
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Kathy Shan
Dr. Kathy Shan
,
The University of Toledo
Dr. Laura Wessels
Dr. Laura Wessels
,
Xavier University
Last Updated: 1/10/18