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Women in Physics

Gender Related Issues

The following figure compares PhDs awarded to women in various disciplines over the past 50 years:


The UO Physics Department is firmly committed to continuing this development.

As part of these efforts, the Physics Department invited a site visit by the American Physical Society’s Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP) in 2009. More details regarding Women in Physics Statistics can be viewed here.

The number of female students during the past two decades has ranged between 15 and 20, averaging to about 22% out of total counts ranging from 75 to 85 students.

One goal of the department’s Diversity Committee is to increase this percentage through actively supporting the UO Women in Physics and Women in Graduate Sciences student groups, among other diversity initiatives.  We encourage you to find information about these groups as linked below: