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We are the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Visibility in Physics, an organization which aims to provide resources, advice, and an encouraging social atmosphere for underrepresented minorities and allies in the field of physics. We welcome physics majors, minors, and enthusiasts to our club!

Our weekly meetings for S2021 will be announced in the fall. For more information, please email one of the presidents or uncvisibilityinphysics@gmail.com, join our Facebook group, check out our Google Calendar, or sign-up for the ‘uncwip’ listserv on the board outside of Phillips 245!

Visibility in Physics Board

Co-President

Ella Castelloe
Major: Astrophysics B.S.

Year: Class of 2021

Research Interests: Finding groups of galaxies that are in the early stages of formation

Email: elcastel@live.unc.edu

“I am from Asheville and I enjoy hiking, running, cookie baking, and dogs. I’ve been a part of ViP since my first year and it has been such a wonderful community for me in so many ways.

 

Co-President

Isabella Ford
Major: Computer Science B.S. and Physics B.A.

Minor: Hispanic Studies

Year: Class of 2021

Research Interests: 2D Electrides

Email: iford@live.unc.edu

Trainings: SafeZone, Haven

“I am from West Palm Beach, FL, and this is my fourth year with ViP! I love singing, dancing, chocolate, and learning new things. Outside of ViP I am a COMP 110 UTA and the Vice President of SPS. I’m excited to lead ViP with Ella this year so I can give back to an organization which has greatly helped me be successful at UNC.

 

Vice President

Korina Kempthorn
Major: Physics B.A. and Quantitative Biology B.S.

Year: Class of 2021

Research Interests: I am currently conducting research with Dr. Zhou in Medical Physics

Email: kskye@live.unc.edu

“I am from Mooresville, North Carolina and in my free time enjoy the outdoors. I joined VIP as a sophomore and love helping other explore their interest in science!

 

Secretary

Ameila Cuomo
Major: Physics and Environmental Geoscience

Year: Class of 2021

Research Interests: Geophysics

Email: atcuomo@live.unc.edu

“I love being outdoors and music. I’m on the varsity fencing team at UNC, and I play the alto sax in the marching band. I have a huge family, and am the oldest of 4 kids!

 

Treasurer

Melanie Elliot
Major: Physics B.S.

Year: Class of 2021

Research Interests: Renewable Energy Systems

Email: melaniee@live.unc.edu

I am a non-traditional student with an associate’s degree in culinary arts. My specialty was wedding cakes, and I still bake and decorate for special occasions. After many years working in the food industry, I decided to go back to school so that I can contribute to society in a more meaningful way.

 

Social Chair

Xiao-Ming Porter
Major: Physics and Mathematics

Year: Class of 2023

Research Interests: Still exploring, but interested in Cosmology

Email: axp@live.unc.edu

“I’m from Cary, NC and graduated from Apex High School. I work as a Navigator at Morehead Planetarium. When I’m not doing physics, I enjoy singing and participating in theatre. Also, I love birds!

 

Director of Outreach

Megan Pramojaney
Major: Physics B.S.

Minor: Creative Writing and Applied Sciences and Engineering

Year: Class of 2023

Research Interests: Still exploring

Email: pramoj23@live.unc.edu

“I’m from Cary, NC. I enjoy writing poetry and prose (mostly in a poetry phase at the moment) and making some origami from time to time. I’ve just started to pick up judo and ballroom dancing to stretch my comfort zone. ViP has really helped me to find a home in the UNC Physics department and I’m grateful for the opportunity to give back as a member of the board. Feel free to drop me a line if you’ve got any questions – I’d be happy to help!

 

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