Conference for Undergraduate Women in Science 2011



  • WoPHY2011

    WoPHY 2011 - Lincoln, NE (Oct. 20-22, 2011)

  • WoPHY 2011

    Invited student speaker Johanna-Laina Fischer, Florida Institute of Technology

  • Poster Session, October 20, 2011.

    Poster Session, October 20, 2011.

  • Winners of the Best Poster Award.

    Winners of the Best Poster Award.

  • Friday Night Social Event - UNL Jazz Band.

    Friday Night Social Event - University of Nebraska-Lincoln Jazz Band.

  • Jorgensen Hall lab tours.

    Jorgensen Hall lab tours.

  • Conference Dinner at the Holiday Inn.

    Conference Dinner at the Holiday Inn.


Plenary Speakers:

Sheila Bailey (NASA Glenn Research Center)
Shirley Chiang (University of Californis - Davis)
Heike Geisler (University at Albany-SUNY)
Margaret Hill (Southeast Missouri State University)
Xia Hong (University of Nebraska)
Barbara Jones (IBM Almaden Research Center)
Julia Medvedeva (Missouri University of Science & Technology)
Linda Olafsen (Baylor University)

Here are the winners of the Best Poster Award:

  • Lana Zholudeva, Creighton University, Omaha, NE:
    "Two-Photon Fluorescence Intensity and Lifetime Imaging Microscopy of Cultured Cells"
  • Julisha Joyner, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC:
    "Economical Bra for Women in Developing Nations"
  • W. J. Ong, Washington University, St. Louis, MO:
    "Isotopic and Elemental Characterization of Presolar Grains in Acfer 094"
  • Kaitlin Vandemark, Cleveland State University, Cleveland,OH:
    "Thermally Responsive Polypeptide Nanoparticles: Design and Characterization"
  • Sasha Mintz, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO:
    "Co-Administration of Anti-Cancer Drugs: Bisphosphonates and Taxol"


For more information visit the WoPHY 2011 web page.

MRSEC faculty member Axel Enders organized the third annual Women in Physics Conference (WoPhy11) which was held in Lincoln from October 20 - 22, 2011.

Sponsored by MRSEC, the theme of this year’s conference was “Materials Girls.” The conference highlighted progress in Materials Science done by undergraduate women in physics, chemistry, and engineering at colleges and universities, with an emphasis on institutions in the central plains region. The conference paid all local expenses for the attendees and their faculty research mentors, and helped with travel expenses for many of the participants. The program featured plenary talks by eight highly accomplished women scientists from around the country. Over 80 undergraduate students from 24 states participated in this years conference and many of the students presented either invited oral talks or posters. It was the most successful WoPHY Conference ever.