Program Highlights

Tenth Annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences (WoPhyS)

Rebecca Lai and Jocelyn Bosley 
Nebraska MRSEC

At Nebraska MRSEC’s Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences (WoPhyS), participants present research accomplishments, attend keynote talks, participate in graduate school preparation workshops, and tour UNL facilities and labs.
The tenth annual WoPhyS conference, held October 11-13, 2018, set a new attendance record, drawing 113 registered participants from across the United States, including 14 invited student speakers and 78 poster presentations. In addition, the conference hosted 11 keynote speakers from academia, industry, and national labs, including a special talk by WoPhyS founder Prof. Axel Enders.
The WoPhyS ‘18 conference theme, Standing Out on the Shoulders of Giants, celebrated the history of the conference and the larger history of women’s contributions to the physical sciences. A video commemorating the conference’s tenth year, with commentary from WoPhyS alumnae, can be found at

This program is supported by the National Science Foundation, Division of Materials Research, Materials Research Science and Engineering Program, Grant DMR-1420645.


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University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras undergraduate Shyline Santana gives an invited talk at the 2018 WoPhyS conference.

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Date: April 2019
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