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CSU Undergraduate Physics Major Attends Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Grace Miller attends Conference for Women in Physics to recruit prospective students to Cleveland State University

On January 19-21, 2024, CSU physics honors and math honors major, Grace Miller attended the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) held at West Virginia University in Morgantown, VW. There she presented a poster on her research with Dr. Bickel “Characterizing Pentacene Thin Film Growth on HOPG”. Below are her reflections on the experience:

“Attending the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics was an extremely inspiring and uplifting experience. Having the opportunity to interact and network with dozens of women in the field was unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of. Especially coming from a smaller program with limited female representation, I was in disbelief by the amount of fellow undergraduate students in attendance. Furthermore, it was tremendously encouraging to hear from some outstanding female physicists and their journeys as scientists, as well as their experiences being women in STEM. While at the conference, I had the opportunity to present my research during the poster session and to speak to other students and faculty with similar projects to mine. The poster session also allowed me to learn about various other areas of physics research that I would have never explored otherwise. Participating in CUWiP was more beneficial than I could have ever imagined, and I am extremely grateful that this is something I was able to experience. The Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics was an amazing event and I hope to see more of Cleveland State’s students attending in future years.”