Our next meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2017,
at 11:50 am in room CLIP 259. We usually meet for lunch on the last
Friday of the month.
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
This year the secretary of our group is Taylor Gardner, the student
program manager is Miranda Carver and the faculty advisor of the
group continues to by Prof Julie Roche.
As a new activity, our group is trying to schedule one (or two)
informational interviews with alumnae (or other contact). To start
with our group is looking for someone to work on chosing and
contact the interviewee. If you are interested in helping with
this: please contact Prof Roche.
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.
November 3, 2017: 7 participants (inc 1 ung, 3 fac, and 1
regret) - topic discussed: Who gets the prize and how did Prof
Sandler became a professor at Ohio U.
September 29, 2017: 10 participants (inc 2 ung and 2 fac + 1
regret) - topic discussed: Elevator speeches
examples and tips
September 19, 2017: 8 participants (or so) - topic discussed: "
Resuming a physics carreer after an interruption" based on the
testimony of INPP speaker HW Lin.
March 30, 2017: 8 participants- topic discussed: "sources of
frustration in our every day life" and the upcoming March for
science (more info here.
February 24, 2017: 9 participants (in 2 ung) + 3 regrets -
topic discussed: What the Ohio U women center has to offer. (quite a
bit, check it out here).
January 27, 2017: 5 participants (inc 1 ug) + 1 regret - topic
discussed: the movie HERStories