"Rising Stars in Physics" Workshop at MIT for Early Career Women

Lance Cooper

The Department of Physics at MIT is inviting top early career women (postdocs and last year PhD students applying/planning to apply this year for faculty positions) in Physics and Astronomy who are interested in careers in academia to apply for participation in an expenses-paid, two-day workshop (Apr 24-25, 2018). Participants will have an opportunity to present their research, as well as attend panel discussions with faculty focused on issues related to navigating the early stages of an academic career. The goal of this "Rising Stars in Physics" workshop is to foster a new generation of women in academia and promote diversity in the faculty ranks. An earlier Rising Stars in Physics workshop, held on Oct 2016 (https://physicsrisingstars.mit.edu/2016), was very successful and the positive feedback received has resulted in support for an annual workshop series, which we hope will be received with equal enthusiasm.

Further information regarding eligibility and the application process can be found on the event website (physicsrisingstars.mit.edu). Applications are due by Jan 26, 2018. 

The workshop is being coordinated by a Committee of MIT faculty, with support provided by the Heising-Simons Foundation. Please do not hesitate to contact physicsrisingstars@mit.edu if you have any questions about the workshop.