We are excited to announce that the 1st annual

        Northwest Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference

                                    will be held on April 16-17th, 2011

                    at the University of Oregon Center in Portland, Oregon!

Thank you all for your interest in the 1 st Annual Northwest Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference! There are more than 60 undergraduates attending the event and we are looking forward to meeting you all soon.


1)What to wear: The conference is business casual. No flip-flops, jeans, etc.

2) See the Travel/Stay section for directions

3) See the Speaker section for detail on presentations and speakers

4)Box Lunch Choice-- please email preference to uoregon.wip@gmail.com

Lunch on Sunday will be a box lunch so let me know what to order for you. Please choose one sandwich or salad, and one side. Every other meal will be buffet style. We are considering every food allergy.

Almond Cranberry Chicken Salad
Cashew Curried Chicken Salad
Spanish Style Tuna Salad
Roast Beef with Rosemary Aoli
Black Forest Ham with Brie & Dijon Mustard
Tarragon Turkey Salad with Walnuts & Grapes
Sundried Tomato Turkey
Roasted Vegetables with Havarti & Pesto Spread

Traditional Caesar Salad with House Made Croutons & Parmesan Cheese NW
Green Salad with Local Pears, Bleu Cheese & Candied Walnuts
Waldorf Salad~Chopped Celery, Apples & Walnuts in Lemon Aoli
Cheese Tortellini with Smoked Wild Salmon, Capers & Pickled Red Onion

Fresh Fruit Salad
Kettle Chips



In 2006, the University of Southern California held the first Undergraduate Women in Physics Conference in the US. Since then, three other regions, the Northeast, the Midwest and the Southeast, have been hosting their own conferences simultaneously with the West Coast. This year, a group of undergraduate physics majors at the University of Oregon is working to make the conference more accessible to students in the Northwest by organizing our own meeting in Oregon!

This conference presents a great opportunity to expose female majors to a professional conference environment, to network with other majors and preview graduate school. The program will include faculty research talks, presentations and discussions about women in physics, a panel discussion and fair about graduate school and careers in physics, opportunities for undergrads to present a 10 min talk or poster, and a general opportunity to share experiences, advice, and ideas. By holding this conference, we hope to raise awareness of gender inequality in physics higher education, and by doing so, strengthen the female physicists community in the Northwest and ultimately increase the percent of female PhD awards. We are proud to be part of a nation-wide movement to promote awareness and activism that will provide women with a community where they are supported in pursuing and succeeding in higher education in physics.

There is no conference fee , and lodging and food will be provided . However, travel funds will not be provided.