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1400 Degrees New Community Space for Women in Physics and Astronomy

1400 Degrees was was built by the Heising-Simons Foundation to create a community space for women studying and working in the fields of physics and astronomy. Visit their webpage at to learn more about their goals and how you can participate. While our capacity and resources are directed at women, we welcome all marginalized and non-conforming genders. We aim to continuously grow our resources to address the intersections that [...]

November 24th, 2021|

Speaker Videos from FUTURE 2020

Speaker Videos from FUTURE 2020 FUTURE 2020, our first virtual conference, was held on September 15th, 2020. Part of the programming included the following videos featuring Nitika Yadlapalli, Christina Wang, and Christina Knapp speaking about their research and experiences at Caltech. Nitika Yadlapalli, Astronomy Graduate Student Christina Wang, Physics Graduate Student Christina Knapp, Condensed [...]

September 23rd, 2020|

Peer Mentorship Program SU(5)

Peer Mentorship Program SU(5) SU(5) is a peer mentorship program for first year graduate students in physics and astronomy. For many students, especially underrepresented students, the transition from undergraduate to graduate school can be difficult, as students balance TA responsibilities, classes, and research. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent discussions about racism, inclusion, and diversity, we anticipate incoming graduate students will face additional challenges in the [...]

August 20th, 2020|

Picture a Scientist

A new documentary provides insights on how to make science more diverse, equitable and open to all The documentary film Picture a Scientist features three female scholars: biologist Nancy Hopkins, geoscientist Jane Willenbring, and chemist Raychelle Burks. Stories of their experiences in academic science describe “how intersections of sexism and racism shape experiences differently for white women and for women of color and how implicit bias both generates inequity and [...]

June 1st, 2020|

Interview with Rebecca Glaudell

Interview with Rebecca Glaudell on STEMoirs Rebecca Glaudell, Caltech graduate student, and panelist and supporter of FUTURE 2018 and 2019 is interviewed on the podcast STEMoirs. Rebecca discusses life in graduate school, her work developing semiconductors, and her involvement as president of the student leadership council of QESST a soloar energy engineering research center formed between eight U.S. universities. Listen to the podcast here.  Notes from [...]

June 6th, 2019|

Helping Shape the FUTURE of Women Scientists

FUTURE's First Event The inaugural FUTURE of Physics event was held at Caltech November 1 and 2, 2018. During the two day program, 33 undergraduate women participated in a series of panels and workshops on a range of topics from big-picture science, student life, to workshops on preparing applications. Sophia Gaynes, an undergraduate student from UC Berkeley who took part in the program, recalls: “Prior to [...]

November 21st, 2018|
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