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Women in Physics and Astronomy (WomPA)

We strive to:

foster a sense of community among women and underrepresented genders in the Department of Physics and Astronomy,

encourage networking and mentoring across disciplines and career stages,

educate ourselves and others about issues important to the advancement of women in STEM fields, and

increase the visibility of women in physics and astronomy, while

providing support for gender inclusion and equity.

WomPA events provide opportunities for informal mentoring and sharing of resources, and also serve as forums for exchange of information and advice. We increase the visibility of women by highlighting important scientific contributions of local scientists, and by participating in community outreach events, targeted at encouraging young women in STEM fields.

WomPA is open to any student, faculty or staff member of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah, and welcomes all gender identities and expressions.