Aberystwyth students to attend Women in Physics conference
Kate Warren (Left) and Sigrid Mathieson, who will be attending the 2018 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK thanks to a travel bursary from the Department of Physics.
14 March 2018
Two students will be representing Aberystwyth University at the 2018 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) UK which takes place later this week.
First year student Kate Warren and Sigrid Mathieson, who is in her second year, study Physics at Aberystwyth University and will attend the conference at Oxford University from 15 to 18 March 2018.
Their attendance has been made possible thanks to a travel bursary from the Department of Physics.
Sigrid Mathieson said: “My main reason for my application to the conference was because I want to be a potential role model for all women and girls in every country, and help them find their passion and not be intimidated by science. It will also be a great opportunity to hear some of the female trailblazers in the world of physics.”
The aim of the conference is to help female undergraduates continue in physics through participation in a conference focused on their development as scientists and showcasing options for their educational and professional futures.
Lecturer Dr David Langstaff said: “The Physics Department is proud to promote the role of women in science and engineering and is particularly pleased to have been awarded the status of Juno Practitioner by our professional body, the Institute of Physics, in recognition of this.”
The conference programme includes presentations by distinguished physicists on their cutting-edge research and career paths.
There will be expert panels to answer questions on graduate study and career opportunities outside academia; opportunities to participate in workshops and tours of several laboratories at the University of Oxford and at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.