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Women in Physics and Astronomy

Upcoming Events

Yoga Session

De-stress before finals and winter break with an evening of restorative yoga! The class will be accessible to all levels, and led by a certified yoga instructor. Some yoga mats will be available, but you're encouraged to bring your own if you have one.

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Tutoring Opportunity

The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Initiative is looking for physics grad students to help tutor at a finals study session for first year physics courses. To thank you for volunteering your time and physics expertise, you'll receive a $20 gift card! Snacks will be provided.

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Past WiPA Meetings & pictures

2015-2016: meetings | pictures
2014-2015: meetings | pictures
2013-2014: meetings | pictures
2012-2013: meetings | pictures
2011-2012: meetings | pictures
2010-2011: meetings | pictures
2009-2010: meetings | pictures
2008-2009: meetings | pictures
2007-2008: meetings | pictures
2006-2007: meetings | pictures
2005-2006: meetings | pictures
2004-2005: meetings | pictures

WIPA T-shirt

WiPA Tshirt


Graduate School Resources

Interested in graduate school? Planning for graduate studies in Physics and related fields is a good resource from the American Association of Physics Teachers.


Articles on Women in Science


Contact Us
2017-2018 Officers
Email: wipa@umn.edu
Kate Ciampa (Coordinator)
Fei Chen
Kaylee Ganser
Brenda Knauber
Lis Stolik Valor
Women In Physics And Astronomy
Tate Laboratory of Physics, Room 201-06
116 Church St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0112

Mission Statement

The Women in Physics and Astronomy (WiPA) group was established to raise awareness throughout the entire school of not only the important contributions women have made and continue to make in physics and astronomy, but also about the various mechanisms that make it difficult for women to make those contributions. Planned activities raise the visibility of women within the school and encourage interactions amongst female graduate students, faculty and/or research associates. It is hoped that the Women in Physics and Astronomy group will encourage a respectful climate for women in the school.