Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In the Department of Physics, we recognize the importance of fostering a diverse and inclusive environment for faculty, staff members and students. To achieve our goals of excellence in research, academics and service to the community, it is essential to have diversity, equity and inclusion in our daily work and study. Many of our members lead and support a significant number of activities on improving diversity and inclusion in STEM fields over a range of career stages. In 2018, the University of Arizona was named a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, in addition to our longstanding status as an American Indian and Alaska Native-Serving Institution. The University of Arizona is also a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), an association of leading comprehensive research universities distinguished by the breadth and quality of their programs of research and graduate education. Out of about 250 HSI, only three are also members of AAU, and we are one of those three! This makes the University of Arizona very unique in serving Hispanic and Native American with excellence in research.

Women In Physics

The Women in Physics club is an active graduate student-run group that aims to promote the inclusion of women in science and to raise awareness of gender biases in physics. All students, scientists, and faculty are welcome to join and attend meetings and events. We organize events ranging from professional development events such as hosting invited speakers from academia and industry, social activities such as BBQs and lunch discussions, and physics outreach such as helping with elementary school science fairs

Tucson Initiative for Minority Engagement in Science and TEchnology Program (TIMESTEP)

TIMESTEP is a bi-weekly discussion group about topics of professional development for undergraduates in STEM fields at UArizona.

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) 2022

  • We will be hosting the 2022 CUWiP conference in Tucson, Arizona!

  • The 2021 CUWIP conference will be held virtually Friday, January 22 - Sunday, January 24, 2021.

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