Lafayette’s Women+ in Physics (WiP+) Club recently received a grant from the American Physical Society. The $1,000 grant will fund a variety of events and activities WiP+ plans to hold throughout the spring and fall semesters. The club’s goal is to empower underrepresented groups in STEM fields across Lafayette.

The grant proposal was put together by the WiP+’s student board members: Jessica McDivitt ‘23, Jenna Tempkin ‘24, Anna Paulsen ‘24, Sophia Kosednar ‘24.

The $1,000 grant will fund a variety of events and activities WiP+ plans to hold throughout the spring and fall semesters (stay tuned for more details).

“There was a tremendous amount of effort put in by the students to brainstorm, organize, and write the proposal,” says Annemarie Exarhos, assistant professor of physics, who serves as the club’s advisor. “Their receipt of the grant is a wonderful affirmation of their enthusiasm, diligence, and passion for promoting women in physics in Lafayette and beyond. The physics department is excited to support and work with WiP+ in pursuit of these endeavors.”

Categorized in: Physics, STEM, Students

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