Conference for Undergraduate Underrepresented Minorities in Physics (CU2MiP)

We are hosting our 4th CU2MiP on April 12th -14th!

Physics endeavors to describe a broad range of natural phenomena, and requires diverse minds to do so. Presently, the representation of minorities in the physics community does not reflect the representation of minorities in the United States or the broader science community. CU2MiP aims to address this issue by bringing together students from our Mid-Atlantic region who intend to pursue a career in physics. The mission of CU2MiP is to support and foster equity and access, and to provide resources and opportunities that reduce barriers for underrepresented students in physics. The conference strives to retain and empower underrepresented students in the physics community while encouraging the individuality and diversity that makes physics work.

As a regional conference, CU2MiP is an opportunity to have an intimate experience among students and professionals. Students interested in attending from outside the region are welcome. The conference provides food and lodging. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the attendees.

All interested parties must register to attend. To attend the conference, please complete theĀ registration form.

We encourage all registrants to submit a poster. Please visit our Poster Session page for more information.


University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, is a public, research-intensive, PhD granting institution located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. The Department of Physics is one of the largest in the nation, with over 70 tenure and tenure-track faculty, 300 undergraduate, and 250 graduate students. In addition, numerous postdoctoral and research scientists are employed by the department and by the more than thirty research centers and institutes jointly affiliated with the department, UMD/NIST spanning an array of theoretical and experimental areas of research. The department is currently ranked 14th in the nation for its graduate program in physics.

National Institute of Standards and Technology

From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.


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