Nominations for FUTURE 2021 will open July 1st 2021 and close August 2nd 2021. Additional details are provided on this page. Follow this link to the 2021 nomination form
FUTURE 2021 will be held on the Caltech campus on Monday and Tuesday, September 13-14, 2021. 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.
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 this two-day in-person event. 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 2021 and have a demonstrated interest in physics research. We prefer nominations from faculty but will also consider non-faculty and self-nominations. This program is designed to support students who identify as 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 women* of color and those historically excluded in physics.
There is no fee for participating in FUTURE 2021. All costs–including domestic travel–will be paid by the program.
Nominations must be submitted by August 2, 2021.
* We use a fluid definition of “woman” that is inclusive of trans and genderqueer women, femmes, and gender non-confirming/non-binary students.