The Women in Physics organization at Harvard University is a community of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral women who seek to support each other through mentoring, workshops, and community building events.
Our ultimate goal is to promote a sense of belonging for each person in our physics community. We understand that gender is never a complete picture of a person’s identity. To recognize and support the intersectional experience of the individuals in our community, we work closely with the Harvard physics Equity & Inclusion Committee, the LGBTQ+ physics community, and other FAS/SEAS groups created as spaces for various minority populations.
We have the following goals:
- To provide an environment where women+ physicists can support each other and seek advice.
- To help undergraduate and special students, predominantly women+, learn more about active areas of physics research, graduate life, and postdoc life.
- To increase retention of female and gender-minority concentrators and graduate students where it may be adversely affected by the existing gender gap within physics.
We always welcome new members, as well as individuals who are interested in organizing events for the group!