Friday, October 7 Panels: Graduate School, Research Opportunities, Careers in Physics
9:00 AM Registration Opens
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Bus Pick-Up
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM NIST Tour and Luncheon
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD

Speaker: Bill Phillips, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Physicist, NIST,
Distinguished University Professor, College Park Professor,
University of Maryland, College Park
A lifetime of Fun with Physics

Speaker: Akobuije Chijioke, NIST Scientist
Cavity Optomechanics: Feel the Force of the Light

Speaker: Christopher Gutierrez, NIST Postdoc
Quantum decorating: Harnessing defects to create and visualize order in Nature
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration/Room Check-In
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
Opening Remarks UMD: Jordan Goodman, Professor of Physics,
Former Department Chair
Opening Remarks NIST: Willie E. May, Under Secretary of Commerce for
Standards and Technology and Director, NIST United States Department
of Commerce
Banquet Speaker: Anthony Johnson, Professor of Physics and CSEE,
Director of CASPR, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Saturday, October 8 Panels: Graduate School, Research Opportunities, Careers in Physics
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Late Registration
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Conference Welcome and Networking
Donna Hammer, University of Maryland
Angie Hight Walker, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Delilah Gates, Graduate student at Harvard University
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Honored Guest: Freeman Hrabowski, III
President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Meet AIP and APS
Robert Brown, Chief Executive Officer, American Institute of Physics
Brad Conrad, Director of SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma, American Insitute of Physics
Ted Hodapp, Director of Education and Outreach, American Physical Society
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Break
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Marketing for Scientists Workshop
Marc Kuchner, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM - 4:45 PM Panels
3:15 PM - 3:55 PM - Session I
4:05 PM - 4:45 PM - Session II
Available during both sessions (select two out of three):

  • Graduate School Experience: How to Apply; Keys to Admission; Choosing a Program and Mentor/Advisor
    Ted Hodapp, Amy Steele, Delilah Gates, Brad Conrad, Pheona Williams
    Moderator: Jessica Crosby
  • Research Opportunities: Building Your Opportunities; Academic, Government, or Industry
    Angie Hight Walker, Ian Stringer, Junellie Gonzalez Quiles, Landry Horimbere
    Moderator: Luz Martinez-Miranda Paula Rodriguez
  • Careers Paths: Where Your Physics Degree Can Take You; It's Not All Academic
    Trina Coleman Thomas Searles, Kathrine Woodle, Johnathon Smythe
    Moderator: Megan Marshall
4:45 PM - 6:30 PM Poster Session & Exhibits
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Conference Dinner
Welcome Remarks: Donna Hammer and Angie Hight Walker
Banquet Speaker: S. James Gates, Distinguished University Professor,
Regents Professor, University of Maryland, College Park
9:00 PM Society of Physics Students Sponsored Social Activity
Sunday, October 9     Panels: Graduate School, Research Opportunities, Careers in Physics
7:45 AM - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Speaker
Tabbetha Dobbins, Associate Professor, Biophysics Coordinator, Associate Chair, Rowan University
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Community Building Workshop: "I, too, am..." Students Contesting Stereotyping and Microagressions
Chandra Turpen, Delilah Gates
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Exploring Careers in Physics
Meet scientists from around the area to learn about careers in a small group, informal setting.
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Group Photo
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch and Closing Remarks
Speaker: Steve Rolston - UMD Physics Department Chair,
Co-Director of The Joint Quantum Institute, DAMOP Chair
Speaker: Reba M. Bandyopadhyay - AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow,
Office of the National Science Board, National Science Foundation
Closing Remarks: Paula Rodriguez and Myles Poole,
University of Maryland, College Park Undergraduates
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Laboratory Tours at UMD