Friday, October 6
9:00 AM Conference Check-In Opens
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM Bus Pick-Up for NIST
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM NIST Tour and Luncheon
Speaker: Willie E. May, Director of Major Research and Training Initiatives
at the University of Maryland's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) and
Former Director of NIST
5:30 PM Registration/Room Check-In at UMD
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome Dinner
Welcome: Steve Rolston, Professor of Physics, Department Chair
Willie E. May, Director of Major Research and Training Initiatives
at the University of Maryland's College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) and Former Director of NIST
Opening Remarks: Sylvia M. James, Ed.D., Acting Deputy Assistant Director (DAD), Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR), National Science Foundation
Banquet Speaker: Freeman Hrabowski, III
President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
9:00 PM Networking Introductions
Saturday, October 7 Panels: Graduate School, Research Opportunities, Careers in Physics
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast and Conference Welcome
Welcome Remarks:
Donna Hammer, University of Maryland
Angie Hight Walker, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Brad Conrad, American Institute of Physics
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM Honored Guest: Willie Rockward
Chair and Associate Professor of Physics, Morehouse College
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Graduate School Session
Going to Graduate School: Rolando Valdes Aguilar, The Ohio State University
APS Bridge Program: Ted Hodapp and Erika Alexandra Brown, American Physical Society
Ethel Perez-Hoyos, The Ohio State University
Zack Hall, III, University of North Carolina
CAMPARE and Cal-Bridge Programs: Freddy Cisneros, University of Maryland
11:15 AM Group Photo
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM Break
1:30 PM - 3:45 PM Conference Sessions
Career Paths 1: Where Your Physics Degree Can Take You
Brian Cooper, Intel
Carl Jackson, Lockheed Martin

Applying to Graduate School and Internships: Resume/CV Clinic
Danielle Weiland, SPS Education Programs Coordinator, American Institute of Physics
Beatriz Burrola Gabilondo, The Ohio State University

Career Paths 2: Where Your Physics Degree Can Take You
Ashley Smart, Senior Editor, Physics Today, American Institute of Physics

Internships and Research Experience
Christiane Ebongue, Delaware State University
Delilah Gates, Harvard University
Johnny Echevers, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM Break
4:15 PM - 5:15 PM Speaker: Kandice Tanner, Principal Investigator, Tanner Lab,
Center for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health (NIH)
5:15 PM - 7:00 PM Poster Session and Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Conference Dinner
Remarks: Donna Hammer and Angie Hight Walker
Banquet Speaker: S. James Gates, Visiting Professor, Brown University
College Park Distinguished Professor, University of Maryland
9:00 PM Society of Physics Students Sponsored Open Mic Event!
Sunday, October 8    
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Breakfast and Poster Awards
Sergio Smith, University of Maryland
Landry Horimbere, University of Maryland
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM Workshop: Working Together to Combat Impostor Syndrome, Implicit Bias, and Stereotypes
Delilah Gates, Harvard University
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM Break
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Career Chats and Exhibits
12:00 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch and Closing Remarks
Guest Speaker: Tabbetha Dobbins, Assistant Professor, Biophysics Coordinator, and Associate Chair
Rowan University
Survey
1:45 PM University of Maryland Laboratory Tours