Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics aims to encourage more women and gender minorities to pursue careers in physics and improve diversity in the field.

As a child, Kirsty Duffy learned about the smallest building blocks that make up the world and was inspired to pursue physics through high school and college. She talks not only about self-doubt in one’s abilities, but the thrill of making a discovery and being the one to share it with the world.

Jessica Esquivel was a nontraditional student in grad school who faced a number of challenges in addition to the usual rigors of earning a physics degree. Now a physicist at Fermilab, Esquivel researches neutrino physics and software development.

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH 2018 “African Americans in Times of War” ~Celebrating the Centennial of the end of the First World War~ Tuesday, Feb. 20 1-2 p.m. CT Forrestal Main Auditorium (Live stream: www.energy.gov/live-stream) Please join Secretary Perry, the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity and the Blacks in Government (BIG) Energy Chapter for the Department of Energy’s celebration of Black History Month. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War… More »