A forum for women in physics and astronomy at all levels: professors, graduate and undergraduate students. We discuss our unique experiences as women studying and teaching science, in addition to providing a comfortable and friendly environment for those seeking help (that our collective wisdom provides!) on career development, growth and opportunities in our chosen fields.
Who are we? How to join?
Women...faculty, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students
in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Women from the department
are added to a mailing list at the beginning of each academic year,
from then they should start receiving information and invitation to
meetings. If you want to be added to the list please contact Dr
We are looking for new officers for the 18-19 academic year:
specifically, we are
looking for a graduate program manager and a secretary. Contact Dr
Roche to volunteer. Miranda
Carver will continue as our undergrad program manager and the faculty
advisor of the group continues to be Prof Julie Roche.
If you have ideas for new activities: contact us. Here are some ideas
on which a volunteer could help:
Start a physics book club (that could be open to every one in the
dpt) : one undergrad, one grad and one prof takes 10
minutes each to describe a good book they read recently. That book
needs to be related somehow to physics or astronomy and cannot be a textbook.
Microscope collects stories from women involved with science,
technology, engineering, and math with the goal of publishing a
survival guide for young women in science. Under the Microscope also
publishes news, tips, interviews and profiles.
Career Wise (ASU): CareerWISE helps women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs find ways to better manage the challenges in their immediate environments and expand personal skills for thriving in their future career environments. here
The group meets on a regular basis. Usually around lunch provided by
the department. The idea is to create opportunity to talk about your
work, find out how to get things done at OU, eat lunch, and just get
to know each other better. Discuss physics, homework, teaching,
research, ... and maybe how that all fits into our lives.
Our meetings are informal: the topics listed below are only an
indication of what we spent some time talking about.
September 2018: 9 participants (including 2 ung and 2 fac, 1
regret), topic discussed: being a minority in our P&A department
April 2018: 13 participants, topic discussed: Women who