Six undergraduate physics majors – Lena Bruno, Rachel Ericson, Stephanie Mazur, Lara O’Connor, Tommy Miller, and Erica Young – attended the 2020 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) that was held at Black Hills State University in South Dakota over the Martin Luther King long weekend. The conference included a tour of the Sanford Underground Research Facility and a number of workshops, invited talks, and panels.

CUWIP is a set of three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors that occur over a weekend in January annually at sites all across the country. This year there were 12 sites in the US plus one in Canada. The goal of CUWIP is to encourage undergraduate women to continue in physics by providing them with an opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and to meet other women in physics with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

Colorado State University will be a CUWIP host for January 2021 and if you are interested in getting involved, please contact Kristen Buchanan or Norm Buchanan, the lead organizers.

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