APS Conference for Women in Physics at Yale - Wright Lab Activities

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APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. The conference empowers numerous undergraduate women to continue physics careers in both industry and academia via alumni mentoring, career and graduate school information sessions, job and internship recruiting fairs, and career development workshops.  The 2020 CUWiP is being held from January 17-19, 2020 at Yale University, with the following activities on January 17 hosted by Wright Lab.

Friday, January 17, 2020

11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.  Lunch discussion for graduate students and postdocs with CUWiP plenary speakers Melissa Franklin (Harvard University) and Louise Edwards (Cal Poly) in Wright Lab WL-216.  RSVP by January 14 to attend.

1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Discovering Detectors: A Hands-on Workshop  CUWiP participants can learn the basics of particle detectors by building your own light-sensing micro-detector with photocells and Arduinos in this hands-on workshop.  Advanced registration required.  Led by Arina Telles.

1:30 p.m to 4:30 p.m. Tour of Wright Laboratory.  CUWiP participants are invited to tour the Wright Laboratory’s facilities for the development of research instrumentation and interact with Wright Lab researchers in their labs.  The 45-minute tours begin at 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30.  Led by Wright Lab program manager Victoria Misenti with Wright Lab associate director of instrumentation James Nikkel.  Faculty research groups represented in person on the tour are those led by Helen Caines, John Harris, Steve Lamoreaux, Reina Maruyama, David Moore and Laura Newburgh.  On-site experiments that can be seen at Wright Lab on the tour include HAYSTAC and SIMPLE, as well as R&D and upgrades for a variety of experiments, such as ALICE, ATLAS, NEXO, PROSPECT, SBND and STAR.  For more information on our experiments and research program, see our Research pages.