On the weekend of January 18-20, 2019, the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi will host a regional American Physical Society (APS) Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) meeting for undergraduate physics majors in the central region of the United States. Our region includes Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas. The meeting will be held at the Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi campus in the Bay Hall and University Center. The local time zone is Central Standard Time (CST).

The primary goal of the CUWiP conference is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

We are committed to hosting a conference that is an open, diverse, and inclusive environment. We believe that an array of values, interests, experiences, and intellectual and cultural viewpoints will enrich our participation in this event. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, sexuality, gender identity or expression, physical ability, age, economic or social status, or veteran status. See: Code of Conduct.

APS CUWiP Undergraduate Application is now closed.

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Who should apply?

The CUWiP is intended to serve undergraduates students interested in physics and supporting women in physics. The conference is targeted towards women and members of other groups that are underrepresented in physics; however, anyone interested in issues around women in physics can apply.  
Applications for the 2019 conference series open on September 1st and close on October 12th. Registration will be open at a later date for those whose applications have been accepted. Only apply if you are serious about attending the conference as there are only a limited number of people that can be accepted.  Students who are accepted will also be required to complete an online registration form prior to travel. 
The TAMU-CC Conference is aimed to serve the following states:
  • Arkansas
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Missouri
  • Oklahoma
  • Texas


Students in Canada are encouraged to apply to the Canadian CUWiP at University of Ottawa.


Local Organizing Committee


Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi

Chair, Barbara Szczerbinska (Professor of Physics)

Galina Reid (Instructor, Physics)

Sabrina Krueger (Adjunct, Physics)

Feri Billiot (Associate Professor of Chemistry)

Alessandra Garcia (Senior Administrative Assistant)

Dr. Jeff Spirko (Profesional Assistant Professor in Physics)


Del Mar College

Jonda Halcomb (Dean, Division of Arts and Sciences)






Texas Tech University

Nural Akchurin (Professor of Physics and Chair of the Department of Physics and Astronomy)

Alessandra Corsi (Assistant Professor of Physics)

Beth Thacker (Associate Professor of Physics)


West Texas A&M University

Catherine Clewett (Associate Professor of Physics)


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Amy Villarreal (Director of Programs and System Alignment)


These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1622510) and by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DE-SC0011076). Further details are available on the APS conference website.