Committee on Women in Physics

The AAPT Committee on Women in Physics works toward sharing effective methods to recruit, retain, and support women in physics courses and careers, with the goal of helping women thrive in equitable physics learning spaces and physics-related environments.

Mission Statement




Committee Members

Sathya Guruswamy, Chair (Term ending after WM2021)

Emily M. Marshman, Vice Chair (Term ending after WM2021)

Sarah Formica (Term ending after WM2021)

Lisa Goodhew (Term ending after WM2021)

Z.Yasemin Kalender (Term ending after WM2021)

Fatma Salman (Term ending after WM2022)

Amber L. Stuver (Term ending after WM2022)

Beth A. Cunningham, Ex Officio

Past Chairs

Sissi L. Li (2019)

Wendy K. Adams, PhD (2020)



  1. Seek more effective means of recruitment and retention of women in physics classes and physics-related careers.
  2. Seek methods of aiding women in physics in career development.
  3. Communicate to the AAPT membership and to the community at large the findings of the Committee, through approved AAPT channels.