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Seven Science Students Attend Women in Physics Conference

Women in Physics CROPPEDCONWAY, Ark. (January 30, 2017) – Seven Hendrix College students and two Hendrix faculty members attended the 2017 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics this month at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Student participants included:

  • Kylie Dickerson ’17
  • Inaya Molina ’20
  • Sarah Nicholson ’20
  • Katherine Parham ’19
  • Bethany Starr ’19
  • Grahm Valadie ’17
  • Nancy Velazquez ’20

The students were accompanied by professors Dr. Julie Gunderson and Dr. Ann Wright. The students will earn Special Projects Odyssey credit for attending and participating in the conference and follow-up events that will help support women in physics at Hendrix.

About Women in Physics

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. The CUWiP goal is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas. The program included research talks, panel discussions about graduate school and careers in physics, presentations and discussions about women in physics, student research talks, and a student poster session.

About Hendrix College

Hendrix College is a private liberal arts college in Conway, Arkansas. Founded in 1876 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884, Hendrix is featured in Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges and is nationally recognized in numerous college guides, lists, and rankings for academic quality, community, innovation, and value. For more information, visit