About

Creating Community

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

Upcoming Meetings

Women in Physics and Astronomy at SFSU meets on the following dates for Spring 2018:
Thursday, February 8th at 1 pm in Thornton Hall room 434
Wednesday, February 21 at 1 pm in Thornton Hall room 424
Thursday, March 1st at 1 pm in Thornton Hall room 434
Wednesday, March 14th at 1 pm in Thornton Hall room 424
Thursday, April 5th at 1 pm in Thornton Hall room 434
Wednesday, April 18th at 1 pm in Thornton Hall room 424
Thursday, May 3rd at 1 pm in Thornton Hall room 434
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 Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

President - Kathryn Kooistra
Vice President - Belen Lopez
Treasurer - Priyadarshini Gokul dass
Secretary - Sarah Deveny
Co-secretary - Garrett Benson
Events Coordinator - Wendy Crumrine
Webmaster - Audrey Dijeau
Past Officers