The goal of FUTURE is to support the ambitions of aspiring young women in physics, who will go on to become part of a diverse generation of scientific leaders.
This program is designed to support students who identify as women, including transgender women, but we accept nominations of any students who would benefit from our program that centers on the experiences of women in physics and STEM. This extends to other gender minorities such as nonbinary, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming individuals.
NOMINATIONS and ELIGIBILITY
Nominations for FUTURE 2023 will open June 5th 2023 and close July 18th 2023. Additional details are provided on this page. Follow this link to the 2023 nomination form
FUTURE 2023 will be held on the Caltech campus on Monday and Tuesday, September 11-12, 2023.
This program is designed to support students who identify as women, including transgender women, but we accept nominations of any students who would benefit from our program that centers on the experiences of women in physics and STEM.
This year’s conference will provide an in-depth look into life as a Physics graduate student through a series of presentations, discussion panels, mini-workshops and informal socials with Caltech faculty and students. Topics will include choosing a research direction, building community, challenges facing women, the application process and more. There will also be an opportunity for questions and additional discussion in each session.
We welcome you to nominate your most promising rising Junior or Senior Undergraduate women (and/or women who are interested in pursuing a physics PhD in the next 1-2 years) to participate in FUTURE, a two-day, all-expenses paid, event at Caltech from September 11 – 12, 2023. Rising juniors should have an interest in pursuing a PhD in physics and motivation to learn more about graduate education and opportunities. Rising seniors should be planning to apply to graduate school in the Fall of 2023 and have a demonstrated interest in physics research. We prefer nominations from faculty but will also fully consider non-faculty and self-nominations. This program is designed to support students who identify as women, including transgender women, but we accept nominations of any students who would benefit from our program that centers on the experiences of women in physics and STEM. We are committed to building an inclusive cohort that recognizes and celebrates the diversity of students’ intersectional identities and experiences, and strongly encourage nominations of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) students, students with minoritized identities of gender, and those historically excluded in physics.
There is no fee for participating in FUTURE 2023. All costs, including domestic travel, will be paid by the program.
Nominations must be submitted by July 18, 2023.
ABOUT FUTURE 2023
FUTURE, held on campus, is a two day, all-expenses-paid event supported by Caltech, the Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, and the Heising-Simons Foundation. Participants have an opportunity to engage in intimate big science discussions with Caltech faculty, attend panel discussions on topical research areas as well as on graduate student life, and receive personalized guidance on how to navigate the graduate school application process through mini-workshops. FUTURE 2023 will be our sixth cohort, and our fifth event hosted on campus. Caltech hosted 34 undergraduate students on campus during FUTURE 2022. Additional FUTURE events include participation of 33 undergraduate students during FUTURE 2018, 41 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students for FUTURE 2019, and 30 students for FUTURE 2021. In 2020 FUTURE was a virtual event with over 95 participants.
MATERIALS and RESOURCES
Several of the most popular workshops during FUTURE are those related to preparing applications for graduate school and fellowships. Go to the Resources page for materials used during these workshops, along with additional information.
Fun Facts About FUTURE
FUTURE Organizing Committee
Please feel free to contact us at FUTUR1686116617E@cal1686116617tech.1686116617edu1686116617 with any questions about the program.