Check out below for academic resources and other resources from Spectra

Academic Resources

American Physical Society

American Physics Society has a useful page for Women and Minorities in Physics with links for :

  • Conferences
  • Grants
  • Statistics
  • Opportunities (internships, fellowships…)
  • and helpful tips on effective practices and skills development

Read more for women here:

Read more for minorities here:

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics: 

The next annual Conferences on Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) will be in January 2020. Details about the conferences and sites will be available next fall. Most of the costs to attend these conferences are covered by the host institution. Columbia will likely be able to cover registration and travel costs (up to $100) for physics students who attend the nearest conference.

Other links:

Spectra Resources

Physics and Math Help:

  • Supper and Solves every Monday from 7-10pm in Math 508 co-hosted with WICS and AWM give students the opportunity to work on problem sets (and get free dinner) in a supportive environment
  • Physics Help Room (413 Pupin) is staffed by graduate students: M - Tr: 1pm - 7pm ; Fr: 1-3 pm
  • Math Help Room: Calc IV and higher math: 406 Math ( M-F 9-6pm
  • Calc I, II, II: 502 Milstein Center ( M-F 10-6pm
  • Tutors- reach out to us if you want us to connect you with one at [email protected]
  • The office hours of your professors (hint: no one goes! It’s 1 on 1 tutoring with your professor! Make time to go each week or make an appt time if you can’t go during their designated hours)

Physics and Math Help: Beyond the F = ma

  • The difficulty of physics classes reaches beyond the material and is heavily influenced by other forces (RE: gender, low income backgrounds, etc)
  • Know the science behind the science! You are not alone! See Read More for some articles
  • Not everyone knows as much as they might pretend to – if you’re feeling like you’re falling behind the rest of your class, know that most people in the class have felt like that at some point. Talk to your prof or mentor!

Research Testimonials from the Board (2018-2019)

Research testimonials: How we found (and manage) research on and off campus

Columbia Spectra Reading List:

Follow this link to check out some books and articles we and our members recommend: Book List

Resources from Kendall Mahn (MSU): 

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Links to other student groups on campus that focus on underrepresented students in science and engineering: