Pearl Sandick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs in the College of Science at the University of Utah. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 2008 and was a postdoctoral fellow in the Theory Group at the University of Texas at Austin before moving to Utah in 2011. Professor Sandick is a theoretical particle physicist studying physics beyond the Standard Model, including possible explanations for the dark matter in the Universe. In addition to her research, she’s passionate about teaching, mentoring students, and making science accessible and interesting to non-scientists. She has given a TEDx talk, been interviewed on KCPW’s Cool Science Radio and NPR’s Science Friday, and has been recognized for her teaching and mentoring work with a 2016 University of Utah Early Career Teaching Award and a 2020 University of Utah Distinguished Mentor Award. Professor Sandick has recently served on the American Physical Society (APS) Committee on the Status of Women in Physics and as the Chair of the National Organizing Committee for the APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiPs), and will chair the APS Four Corners Section in 2021-2022.

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