Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences

The eleventh annual Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences (WoPhyS ’19) is coming up soon. All undergraduate students with research interests in all areas of the physical sciences, with focus on physics, chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, optics, photonics, astronomy, and applied physics and engineering are welcome to attend!

WoPhyS ’19 will be held Thursday, November 7 – Saturday, November 9, 2019 on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Some opportunities students will have at the conference:

  • Present research accomplishments
  • Attend keynote talks by scientists from academia, industry, and government labs
  • Participate in graduate school preparation workshops
  • Network with science students and faculty from across the country
  • Tour facilities and labs of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Want to be further involved in the conference? The WoPhyS ’19 steering committee is seeking nominations of outstanding undergraduate researchers to present their research projects and results during invited student talks. Please submit nominations for invited student speakers by contacting Jocelyn Bosley at jbosley@unl.edu.

To register for and learn more information about the WoPhyS ’19 conference, you can visit their website. There are no registration fees and all local costs are covered. Travel scholarships are also available for undergraduate students planning to present a talk or poster at the conference.

Summer Research at University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska’s 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at a Research1 university. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

Summer 2019 research programs include Applied Plant Systems, Bioenergy Systems, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Sciences (MRSEC), Minority Health Disparities, Molecular Plant-Microbe Interaction, Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure, Redox Biology, Sustainability of Civil Infrastructure in Rural Environments, Systems Biology of Plant and Microbiome, Unmanned Systems, and Virology.

See more details here.

The online application makes it easy for students to apply. Priority review begins Friday, February 1 and all applications must be completed by Friday, March 1. Students historically underrepresented in graduate education and students from academic institutions where research programs are limited are especially encouraged to apply.

Find out how to apply here.


Want to jump start your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Undergraduate Summer Research Opportunity

The University of Nebraska is currently accepting applications for their 2018 Summer Research Program.

Their 10-week residential summer research experience provides mentoring and research participation while allowing scholars to preview graduate school life at Research1 University. Participants all receive competitive stipends, room and board, travel/transport, graduate school preparation workshops, social and networking activities, and more.

Priority review of the applications begins February 1st, 2018. All applications must be completed by March 1st, 2018.

More information and the program applications can be found on their website.

Want to jumpstart your search for the right research program? Check out this listing of programs that have recently reached out to CBC students.

Sci Derby: Ultrasmall vs. Ultrafast

All undergraduate students with research interests in all areas of physical sciences, with a focus on physics, materials science, nanoscience, optics, photonics, astronomy, physical chemistry, and applied physics and engineering are invited to attend “Sci Derby: Ultrasmall vs. Ultrafast,” the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences (WoPhyS ’15).

WoPhyS ’15 will be held Thursday, October 15 – Saturday, October 17, 2015 on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Participants will have the opportunity to: WoPhyS'15

  • Present research accomplishments to peers and the academic community
  • Attend scientific plenary talks given by invited scientists
  • Participate in graduate school preparation workshops
  • Interact with natural science students and faculty from other universities

Tour facilities and labs, including the Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience

Registration for WoPhyS ’15 is available online as well as details about the location and accommodations. There is no registration fee and all local costs are covered. Travel scholarships are available for undergraduates who present a talk or poster.