September 12 & 13, 2022
FUTURE 2022 will be held on the Caltech campus on Monday and Tuesday, September 12-13, 2022. 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 are extremely grateful to the Heising-Simons Foundation for supporting this event, and for their leadership in promoting gender equality in physics and astronomy more broadly.
Fiona Harrison, PMA Division Chair
Cyndi Atherton, Director of Science Program
Emily Schaller, Program Officer, Science at the Heising-Simons Foundation
From the Co-Chairs
Dear FUTURE Participants,
We are thrilled to welcome you to Caltech for the FUTURE workshop. We know that the decision to pursue graduate studies in physics is a difficult one to make and that there are many questions that need to be considered: What research topics are most exciting to me? What is life like as a graduate student? How do I get into graduate school? Over the next 2 days, we will help you navigate these questions through a series of presentations and interactive sessions. We urge you to take full advantage of the program and to feel comfortable asking questions, sharing experiences, and establishing new connections.
We also recognize that you are part of a new generation that has the power to shape diversity, equity, and inclusion in the sciences. We believe that these social justice issues are critically important to the long-term health and success of this human endeavor.
We are excited to be part of your journey in science and we hope that this workshop can serve as a stepping stone in your career. You are an incredible group of people, and we hope you enjoy meeting each other over the next few days. We are certainly excited to meet you all.
Dave Hsieh & Simona Miller
Sunday, September 11
Below you will find the names, contact info, and undergraduate institutions of the 2022 FUTURE cohort.