The International Conference for Women in Physics (ICWIP) meets every three years in locations around the globe. Under the auspices of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), ICWIP draws female physicists (and a few males) from over two dozen countries to meet for three days and share stories and research, in order to promote a more equitable physics community. The first ICWIP was created to get a sense of the status of women in physics globally. This goal has been upheld with the following conferences. But the value of a meeting is not just for those who attend; sharing what is learned is in many cases even more valuable. In this paper, we share an overview of the ICWIP, focus on what will be useful for readers of The Physics Teacher, and highlight the fact that the proceedings of the ICWIP are all available for free through AIP Publishing, as part of the goal of sharing work that will help make physics a more diverse and equitable field.
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PAPERS| May 01 2020
The International Conferences for Women in Physics
Special Collection: Sex, Gender, and Physics Teaching
Phys. Teach. 58, 349–351 (2020)
Laura McCullough, Jessica Esquivel; The International Conferences for Women in Physics. Phys. Teach. 1 May 2020; 58 (5): 349–351. https://doi.org/10.1119/1.5145534
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