Resources

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: https://www.aps.org/programs/women/index.cfm

Read more for minorities here: https://www.aps.org/programs/minorities/

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:


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: