Welcome to the website for the Society of Women in Physics at Ohio State. SWiP
is an undergraduate and graduate student academic club whose goal is to promote
the involvement of, career development for, and sense of community amongst the
women in the Department of Physics at The Ohio State University.
As of summer 2013, we have merged the undergraduate Society of Women in Physics
and the Graduate Women in Physics (GWiP) organizations into one group. We hope that
this merger will allow our organization to better serve the goals of both groups. We
welcome anyone who is interested in becoming involved with our organization,
including students, post-docs, faculty, and all genders.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions. We are looking forward to an
Challenging, inspiring, and leading ... Since her first day in the Physics Department at
Central Michigan University, Dr. Veronica Barone has challenged her colleagues to improve their
teaching and research, inspired students to excel, and led the department in exciting new directions.
She plays a vital role in the intellectual and educational life of our community of physicists.
Dr. Barone was instrumental in designing the curricular and governance structure of CMU's interdisciplinary
Science of Advanced Materials Ph.D. program, emphasizing student success, especially for those who are
underrepresented in physics. She was a role model for the first two female students enrolled in the program,
guiding the dissertation work of one of these students, which culminated in a university-wide outstanding
dissertation award. She is an innovative teacher. Committed to developing critical thinking skills in her
students, she introduced novel active learning activities in the introductory physics course and is currently
leading an effort to revise an inquiry-based physical science course for elementary education students.
Finally, Professor Barone is a gifted materials physicist whose primary research focuses on the physical
and chemical properties of graphene. Her density functional theory-based computational studies of graphene
are widely known and highly cited. She is particularly interested in the potential of graphene-based
electrodes to improve the storage capacity of batteries. She has also made important contributions to our
understanding of the optical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes, to the theory of
NMR chemical shifts, and to the development of improved density functionals. Dr. Barone actively involves
undergraduate students in her research.
Congratulations to Veronica Barone!
June General Meeting
June 2, 2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Physics Research Building
Week of April 14, 2014
SWIP is raising funds for the YMCA Carrer Assistance Cener. More information can be found
on the events page.