Monday, March 31, 2008

Would you like to represent women in physics?

The IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics is looking for delegates to their conference in October.

The Third International Conference on Women in Physics is being planned to take place in Seoul, Korea, October 8-10, 2008. The Conference seeks to understand and analyze the severe under-representation of women in physics and all physics-related fields. Seventy countries have expressed interest in participating. Interested individuals should contact the team leader in their country to inquire about participation.In the United States, we seek applications from women and men interested in joining our diverse national delegation. Graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, researchers, and administrators in physics (broadly defined), engineering and related fields, as well as social scientists and educators are invited to apply. Details about the conference and the process for applying to the U.S. delegation are provided in the attached flyer. We anticipate that grant funding will be available to support travel costs of all selected participants.

Fundraising is underway to make it possible for at least three delegates (women and men) to attend from each country. One of the attachments invites tax-deductible contributions, which are needed to support the travel of delegates from developing and economically disadvantaged countries.

Please share this message and the attachments with colleagues and acquaintances who might be interested in participating in or supporting the Third IUPAP International Conference on Women in Physics. Thank you.

With best regards,
Yevgeniya V. Zastavker, U.S. Delegation Co-Leader
Associate Professor of Physics

Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Olin Way
Needham, MA 02492-1245
Phone: 781-292-2520
Fax: 781-292-2508 or

Abstracts for the conference are due April 30. Check out their web site for more information.

You can learn more about the resolutions and proceedings of the 1st and 2nd conferences on the IUPAP web site.

(via the Engineering Education blog)

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