Our History


The Women in Physics (WiP) group at Texas Tech University was founded in January 2018. Our purpose is to improve the recruitment and retention of women in physics by providing opportunities for academic achievement and skill and professional development through free educational workshops, community building, networking, and mentoring. Membership is open to all currently enrolled students at Texas Tech University with an interest in physics! Sign up here.



Dr. beth thacker, Ph.D.
primary advisor

Dr. Thacker is an associate professor at Texas Tech University's Department of Physics & Astronomy. Learn more about Dr. Thacker here.


Dr. alessandra corsi, ph.D.
Secondary advisor

Dr. Corsi is an assistant professor at Texas Tech University's Department of Physics & Astronomy. Learn more about Dr. Corsi here.


Diane Ha

Diane is an undergraduate student pursuing a B.S. in physics with minors in mathematics and english. She is currently a LEGO Robotics Instructor at the Maxey Community Center, a planetarium and laser operator at the Moody Planetarium, and a Captioning Assistant for Communication Service for the Deaf. She started the Women in Physics student organization at Texas Tech to aid in the recruitment and retention of women in STEM, like herself, after experiencing CUWiP at Arizonia State in January of 2018.

camryn mcmullan
vice president

Camryn is a freshman astrophysics major pursuing a double minor in mathematics and electrical engineering.

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amber wang

Amber is a freshman physics major with a minor in mathematics. She trained in Covenant Medical Center as an assistant of cancer therapy since she plans to pursue the career of a medical physicist and impact many lives with the knowledge and practice of medical physics. Now, she has participated in Taiwanese Students Association, United States of America Wushu Kung Federation, Society of Physics Students, and Women in Physics. These organization have given her a sense of responsibility and have made her more involved in the Lubbock and Texas Tech community.

victoria blackmon

Victoria is a junior astrophysics major with a double minor in mathematics and french language. She intends to graduate in Spring 2019.