Opportunities Fair


  • UC Merced Graduate Division
  • University of Oregon Knight Campus Graduate Internship Program
  • California State University Stanislaus
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • SLAC
  • MKS Instruments
  • General Atomics
  • American Physical Society

There will also be a STEP UP session, led by Praisy Poluan (Room 110)

STEP UP is a national movement to provide high school physics teachers with resources to reduce barriers and inspire young women to major in physics. Drawing on research evidence, STEP UP will mobilize thousands of high school physics teachers to reduce barriers and inspire young women to pursue physics degrees in college. The goal is to increase the representation of women amongst physics bachelor’s degrees and begin to shift deep-seated cultural views about who does physics.

Research shows that high school teachers strongly influence student career paths. That’s why STEP UP is empowering teachers to inspire young women to pursue physics. We created teaching tools, including two lessons and some best practices for teachers, and did research to show their success at engaging students. It is essential that teachers do the lessons with their high school students for our project to be effective.