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About GWIP


GWIP aims to foster community among women-identified physics graduate students at MIT and provide advice on career development and navigating daily life as a woman in physics. We share casual meals every two weeks. Our faculty advisor, Prof. Anna Frebel, leads a series of career development workshops. We also run a mentoring program with the MIT Undergraduate Women in Physics (UWIP) and have regular joint social events with UWIP. Other outreach activities include volunteering with MIT's Splash!, the MIT Museum (Girls Day, Science on Saturday), and Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP).


Each semester, GWIP hosts a speaker in the MIT David and Edith Harris Physics Colloquium Series. There is also a GWIP travel grant to cover expenses to send students to conferences each year. We hold joint dinners annually with the Harvard Graduate Women in Physics. Additionally, we organize several social outings a year, including apple picking, beach trips, movies, and more!


All members of GWIP contribute to planning and organizing our events. Additional positions are listed below.