NYU Women in Physics (WiPhy) group was established in Spring 2019 and is composed of female identifying undergraduate students, junior laboratory assistant researchers, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in the NYU Physics Department. It is an official group recognized and supported by the NYU Physics Department and American Physical Society. The goal of WiPhy is to present a communication platform that allows the community to address questions faced by underrepresented groups, specifically women in Physics.
Historically, there has been a gender disparity in many STEM fields, in particular Physics. As one progresses through an academic path, the number of women in the field alarmingly decreases. We believe that WiPhy enriches the NYU Physics Department by advancing the overall climate for women in STEM. In creating this group, we joined peer institutions such as Harvard University, MIT, UC Berkeley and Columbia University, which have established Women in Physics groups. WiPhy aims to be beneficial not only to those in underrepresented groups, but also to the general environment within the department, by fostering a diverse and an all-inclusive community.