Creating Community

Women in Physics and Astronomy at San Francisco State University seeks to promote diversity and the inclusion of women in the fields of physics and astronomy at our school and in our community.


Women in Physics and Astronomy at SFSU meets the first Wednesday of every month at 11 am and the third Thursday each month at 3 pm. Meeting Rooms TBA.
See the events page or follow us on Facebook for more details and notice on any changes to this schedule.

Percentage of Women in Physics

This graph shows the percentage of US bachelor and doctorate degrees awarded to women in physics and the percentage of women postdoctoral associates in physics. Although the general trend has been upward, we can see that in recent years, the number of bachelor degrees awarded to women in physics has decreased. We seek to help bring this percentage back up.

Fraction of Bachelor's Degrees in STEM Disciplines Earned by Women

This graph shows the fraction of US bachelor's degrees awarded to women in physics and in all STEM fields. The data include both US citizens/residents and temporary residents. While the upward trend for women in all STEM fields has continued, we again see the decrease in bachelor degrees awarded to women in physics.

San Francisco State University

At SFSU, we are lucky to have such a strong community of women in physics and astronomy. WIPAA was founded in 2015 by a group of undergraduate and graduate students. We have recieved support from our entire department. We are committed to public outreach and seek to inspire women like us to pursue their interests in STEM, especially physics and astronomy.

Officers for Spring 2016

President - Audrey Dijeau
Vice President - Sarah Deveny
Treasurer - Priya Darshini Gokul Dass
Secretary - Kathryn Kooistra
Past Officers