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Updated: September 19, 2018
Total number of tenure-track or tenured faculty
Number of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
[Calculated] Percentage of women in tenure-track or tenured faculty positions
Total number of graduate students
Number of women graduate students
[Calculated] Percentage of women graduate students
Total number of post doctoral associates
Number of women post doctoral associates
[Calculated] Percentage of women post doctoral associates
Is there a family leave policy for graduate students? If so, describe.
The Department has provided continued salary support for short to medium term family leave for individual students on an ad hoc basis.
Is there family health insurance for graduate students? If so, is it included in the stipend?
There is family health insurance available, but it is not included in the stipend.
Do you have a Woman in Physics Group? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
Do you have a Physics Graduate Student Association? If yes, please include link to their website if they have one.
What other relevant student groups are there in your institution?
Has your institution ever hosted a Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics? If yes, which year?
Has your institution ever hosted an APS Climate Site Visit for Women and Minorities in Physics?
Please describe why someone applying to graduate school who is interested in a female-friendly department should choose your department.
The Department of Physics has a larger-than-average fraction of faculty who are female. There is a Women of Physics group that meets regularly; it includes undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty. The Women in Science and Engineering program enhances the professional development of women faculty and students in the sciences and engineering fields, with regular seminars, networking sessions, and social events. Students from all backgrounds with different levels of preparation are encouraged to succeed, through extra support, mentoring, and sometimes tutoring. The Department is very committed to the success of students from groups that are underrepresented in Physics, including women. The goal is to educate a professional community where all are welcome and recognized for their contributions.
Please include the name of faculty or staff member and an email they can be reached at for further questions.