UWIP's primary social events are faculty dinners. Faculty we've had
the pleasure of dining with from 2009-2011 include Jan Egedal, Nergis
Mavalvala, Alan Guth, Scott Hughes, Allan Adams, Nuh Gedik, Martin
Zwierlein, Krishna Rajagopal, Jocelyn Monroe, Ed Bertschinger, Barton
Zwiebach, Joe Formaggio, Janet Conrad, John McGreevy, Robert Jaffe, Max
Tegmark, Enectali Figueroa, Peter Dourmashkin, Jesse Thaler, Eddie Farhi, Peter Fisher, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, John Belcher, Alex van Oudenaarden, David Pritchard, and Deepto Chakrabarty.
We also host dinners with the Graduate Women in Physics Groups at
MIT, buy Kool-Aid for students after their physics finals, and usually
go out for ice cream at the end of the year. (Academic year, not
calendar year. It's cold in December.) In 2011, we hosted the 1st Maybe-Annual Physics Exploration Week for freshmen interested in majoring in physics. Events included a faculty/alumni careers dinner and a 5-Minute Physics Lecture Series, in which we attempted to teach 8 full semesters of physics classes in under an hour. The latter ended with surprisingly little traumatization.
If you have any ideas for where we could go and what we could do, email the organizers of the UWIP group.