PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania — Dr. Richelle Teeling-Smith, assistant professor of physics at the University of Mount Union, and three students from the institution attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) January 17-19.
The students who attended the conference, held at Carnegie Melon University and the University of Pittsburgh, were Alaina Kelley ’21, a mathematics and physics double major of Norwalk, Ohio, Dana Lucas ’22, a mechanical engineering and physics double major of Seven Hills, Ohio and Chyenne Brammer ’23, a physics major of Carrollton, Ohio.
The students attended a negotiation workshop, as well as career panel, and various other professional development workshops on topics such as work-life balance, getting involved in research, applying to graduate school and cultivating a growth mindset.
Teeling-Smith also moderated two panels at the event on work-life balance in STEM fields and judged student research poster projects.
This conference is focused both on professional development as well as empowering women in physics and other STEM fields. Speakers included Dr. Renee Horton with NASA, Dr. Njema Frazier with the National Nuclear Security Administration and the Department of Energy and several presenters from academia.