About

Welcome to the Society for Women in Physics at Ohio State!

MISSION STATEMENT

Women are under-represented in physics at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The Society for Women in Physics (SWiP) creates a space for women in the physics community at Ohio State to support each other, to address relevant issues, and reach out to others.

SWiP will provide avenues for support for undergraduate and graduate women in the Ohio State physics community. It also will work to create a positive, supportive culture in the Physics Department and reach out beyond the Physics Department. It will hold bimonthly meetings which will include conversations about issues faced by women. We will also hold semesterly talks with women physicists about either their research or the experience of being a woman in physics. The society is aimed at undergraduate and graduate women in the Physics Department, but all are welcome.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

President: Kirsten Casey (she/her) – casey.395@osu.edu
Kirsten is a third year graduate student in the Physics Department. She grew up in Sparks, Nevada and got her B.S. in Physics at the University of Nevada – Reno in 2016. She’s been passionate about astronomy since she was little and now studies dwarf galaxies and their dark matter halos with Prof. Annika Peter. In her free time she likes to ice-skate, play D&D and board games, and show off pictures of her beautiful cat, Bonnie.

Vice-President: Aditi Fulsundar (she/her) – fulsundar.1@buckeyemail.osu.edu
Hello! My name is Aditi Fulsundar. I am an undergraduate student in my 2nd year at Ohio State. I am majoring in Physics and Astronomy. When I am not studying, you can find me dancing, reading a book or watching a movie.

Treasurer: Donley Cormode (she/her) – cormode.1@osu.edu
Donley Cormode is a third year graduate student. She is from southern California and attended Seattle Pacific University for undergrad. She does condensed matter experiment research with Zeke Johnston-Halperin. In her spare time, Donley likes to bake and read.

Secretary: Lauren Ennesser (she/her) – ennesser.1@osu.edu
Lauren is a 3rd year graduate working in cosmology with Paul Martini, studying large scale structure. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2008 (BA, Computer Animation), and University of Illinois – Chicago in 2017 (BS, Physics). In her copious free time, she ice skates and plays with her extremely energetic cat, Wally.

Administrative Support: Crystal Moloney (she/her)