APS Conference For Undergraduate Women in Physics 2020

University of Maryland & NIST

These conferences are supported in part by the National Science Foundation (PHY-1346627) and by the Department of Energy Office of Science (DE-SC0011076). Further details are available on the APS Conference website

About


About CUWiP

The American Physical Society (APS) Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) is a series of regional conferences held simultaneously around the United States for undergraduate women interested in physics. The goal of this conference series is to encourage undergraduate women to pursue a career in physics by giving them the experience of a professional conference. This includes networking with women in physics of all ages and professional levels, plenary talks by prominent women in physics, and panel discussions providing information about graduate school and career opportunities in physics.


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CUWiP is incredibly popular!

In order to maximize the number of CUWiP participants we can accommodate, we will allocate participants to sites based on travel logistics and site capacity. We will aim to follow the distributions outlined below, but may have to make adjustments. Please do not purchase travel or plan to be at a specific site until you receive an email confirming you have been accepted to a specific CUWiP site.



2020 CUWiP Conference Sites


Support for CUWiP Attendance

  1. All meals  and accommodation are provided during the conference.
  2.  Fee waivers and travel support is available, on an as needed basis.
    • Obtaining travel support is conditional and requires pre-approval for all expenses.


More about University of Maryland, College Park...

The University of Maryland, College Park, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, is a public, research-intensive, PhD granting institution located in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. corridor. The Department of Physics is one of the largest in the nation, with over 70 tenure and tenure-track faculty, 290 undergraduate, and 250 graduate students. In addition, numerous postdoctoral and research scientists are employed by the department and by the more than thirty research centers and institutes jointly affiliated with the department, UMD/NIST spanning an array of theoretical and experimental areas of research. The department is currently ranked 14th in the nation for its graduate program in physics.


More about National Institute of Standards and Technology...

From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.


Applications




Application and Registration Process

It is a THREE (3) Step Process:

To attend the conference, students must:

  1. Apply-  DEADLINE OCTOBER 4th, 2020 
  2. Be accepted by the individual conference sites 
  3. Register

Application/Registration Timeline:

Sept 3rd, 2019: APS website open for applications

Oct 4th, 2019: Application deadline

Nov 28th, 2019: Applicants informed of acceptance

Nov 14th, 2019: Deadline for accepted students to confirm attendance by registering


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Support for CUWiP Attendance

  1. All meals  and accommodation are provided during the conference.
  2. There is no cost to apply to CUWIP. 
  3. Students accepted to attend CUWiP must pay a one-time registration fee of $45, to help offset some of the costs of the conference. You can request a fee waiver after you apply, but before you register, by submitting a brief statement to APS. Detailed instructions will be included with registration information.
  4.  Fee waivers and travel support is available, on an as needed basis. Please email us at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu for further information/questions.
    • Obtaining travel support is conditional and requires pre-approval for all expenses.
    • Students are expected to first ask their home institutions and departments for travel funding. If the department is unable, limited travel funding can be provided by the conference.

Speakers


Dr. Ana Maria Rey

NIST and JILA Fellow

Dr. William Phillips

NIST and JQI Fellow

Nobel Prize in Physics 1997

Dr. Andrea Liu

Hepburn Professor of Physics at the U. of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ellen Williams

UMD Professor

Dr. Heather Hill

Writer @ Physics Today

Dr. Lauren Aycock

AAAS Sci&Tech Policy Fellow at DOE

Delilah Gates

Graduate Student, Harvard University

Dr. Carmiña Londoño

Deputy Division Director , National Science Foundation

Division of Electrical, Communications & Cyber Systems National Science Foundation (NSF)

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Agenda


Friday January 17th, 2020 (all times in EST)

09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Conference Check-In
Location: Cambria Hotel College Park 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740•(301) 595-2600102

The goal is to have all students checked in and on the bus by 11 am. If you are unable to make it by this time, you must have let the organizers know. Also, to visit the NIST campus, all students must be registered a head of time and foreign nationals must be registered 5 days ahead.

11:00 AM
Buses Depart for NIST
Location: Cambria Hotel College Park 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740•(301) 595-2600

During the bus ride games and fun science movies will be shared.

11:45 AM - 01:15 PM
Welcome and Networking Lunch
Location: NIST Cafeteria; 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

During lunch NIST female scientists will join attendees to exchange cards and discuss science and personal journeys.

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Ana Maria Rey
Location: NIST Green Auditorium; 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Coffee Break
03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
NIST Lab Tours
Location: Throughout the NIST Campus

This is a very rare opportunity to visit the laboratories at NIST where 4 Nobel Prizes in Physics have been won! Do not miss out!

05:30 PM - 06:00 PM
Break
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Banquet and Plenary Speaker Dr. William Phillips, Nobel Prize in Physics 1997
Location: NIST Cafeteria

Saturday January 18th, 2020

07:30 AM - 08:15 AM
Breakfast
Location: Cambria Hotel 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740 (301) 595-2600
08:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Move to Conference Venue
Location:

The UMD Learning Center is a short walk from the hotel or vans will be available for those with limited mobility.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Opening Remarks, Introductions, and Networking Game
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Panels
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center - Multiple Rooms

There will be two (50 min) sessions repeated, so each student may attend two of the following four Panels:
1. Technology and Policy
2. Graduate School-How to Apply and what its like
3. Research Experience-How to get one and what its like
4.

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
National Keynote Speaker-Dr. Andrea Liu
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center




03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Group Photo and Coffee
Location: Free Time
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
World of Physics; Poster Session; and Organizational Tables
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center

Short chat about diverse careers in physics
Then everyone up and moving around!
World of Physics-meet with people performing many difference jobs who use their degrees in physics in interesting ways
Poster Session-Those who have research posters will stand by their posters. Even numbered posters 4 pm - 5 pm; odd number 5 pm - 6 pm.
Organizational Tables-Organizations and universities that support women in physics will be available to talk about what they can provide to our undergraduates as they continue on in physics.

06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
Break
Location:
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Banquet and Speaker
Location:
08:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Social Activity hosted by UMD SPS
Location:


Sunday January 19th, 2020

07:00 AM - 08:15 AM
Breakfast
Location: Cambria Hotel College Park 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740•(301) 595-2600
08:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Move to Conference Venue Location
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center

The UMD Learning Center is a short walk from the hotel or vans will be available for those with limited mobility.

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Quantum Cafe
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Coffee Break
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center


10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Hands-on Physics!
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center

Step Up Presentation
Physics Outreach-Learn demos with impact!
Makerspace Activity

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
UMD Quantum Lab Tours
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Awards, Speaker and Conference Concludes

F.A.Q


What is CUWiP

The APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. The 2019 conferences will be held:
 January 17th -19th, 2020. 

The primary goal of the CUWiP conferences is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

The 2020 program co-hosted between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology  (NIST) will include research talks, panel discussions about graduate school and careers in physics, workshops and discussions about women in physics, student research poster session, and laboratory tours at both NIST and UMD.

Who is invited to attend CUWiP?

Any undergraduate student with an interest in physics may apply to attend a CUWiP.  Undergraduate students are eligible to apply and register for the conference, and we encourage non-undergraduate students or interested faculty/mentors to email umdCuwip2020@umd.edu for details about attendance and participation.

How do you pronounce CUWiP?

Most people say "Cue-Wip".

Who can attend? Do I have to be a physics major to apply?

Any undergraduate student attending a US college/university may apply. High school students are not permitted to apply. For more information, see our application page.

It is very important to complete all parts of the application and to write a thoughtful Applicant Statement. If conferences are oversubscribed, priority will be given to applicants who:
  1. Are undergraduate physics or engineering physics majors
  2. Have never attended an APS CUWiP before
 
There is no formal application or registration process for non-undergraduate students and interested faculty/mentors. We encourage you to email umdCuwip2020@umd.edu for details about attendance and participation. 

What's the difference between application and registration?

You apply to attend CUWiP, the CUWiP leadership directs you to a site, the site reviews your application and you are accepted, wait-listed or declined according to the priorities listed above. Application is free, and the deadline is Friday, October 4th, 2019 at midnight ET.
 
After you have been accepted, you will register  for your accepted site  to confirm that you will actually be attending, and provide specifics, such as special accommodations and dietary restrictions. There is a one-time registration fee of $45, which helps offset some of the cost of the conference. The conference provides all lodging and meals.  If necessary, the registration fee can be waived. To request a fee waiver, please contact women@aps.org.

Why can I not apply to a specific site?

As CUWiP is so popular, we need to carefully balance the loads across the sites to minimize travel costs and maximize the number of students who can attend CUWiP.  We will aim to follow the distribution described by the APS CUWiP map, but we many need to deviate from that, so please do not book travel until you receive an acceptance email from, and complete registration for, a specific site.

Do I need to book my travel before registering?

No, but you should have an estimate of the cost. If you are traveling by air, or long distance train or bus, and your travel cost is not covered by your department, your travel agenda and cost must be approved by the conference site organizers before you book your travel. Email us at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu for approval.  Due to the limited nature of our travel funds, we ask that you find the most economical means of transportation to and from the conference. For example, reach out to others in your department and see if carpooling is an option.

What will increase my chances of being accepted?

First, make sure you submit your application by the deadline, Friday, October 4, 2019.
 
Second, make sure you put some thought into why you want to attend and what you want to get out of the conference. Please answer all questions on the application fully and honestly. Offering to present a talk or a poster, or indicating interest in travel support, will not affect your chances of being selected to attend.

How much does the conference cost?

Students who are accepted to attend the conference must pay a one-time registration fee of $45, which helps offset some of the cost of the conference, including all lodging and meals.  If you cannot afford the registration fee and your department/college is unable to help, you may request a fee waiver by submitting a statement attesting to your financial need and verifying that department or university funds are not available.  Further details will be provided when you are invited to register for the conference. You must request a fee waiver at least seven days before the registration deadline.

Lodging (for non-local students) and food will be covered by the conference; you do not need to pay for your hotel room or food at the conference.  We expect that your travel expenses will be covered by your home department or college. However, if they are not able to cover these expenses, limited travel funding is available. Please contact the conference organizers at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu.

How do I know the amount my department will contribute to my travel funding?

Please talk to your department chair, manager, or director of undergraduate studies before registering for CUWiP. You might ask an academic advisor, faculty member you know, or other mentor for guidance about who to ask if you are unsure.  You can also contact us if you would like guidance in asking your department for travel funds.

Do I need to have research to present in order to attend the conference?

No. While we encourage you to present a talk or a poster if you have been involved in research, you are welcome to attend the conference and participate in the activities.

I attended last year; can I come to this year’s conference, too?

The content of this year’s conference will not be exactly the same as last year’s, and you are welcome to apply to attend again. However, if more students apply than we can accommodate, preference will be given to students who have never attended a CUWiP.

I am a local student. Do I need to register?

Yes, all attendees must register by the deadline.

Can I attend the UMD-NIST CUWiP even though it is not my closest location? For example, I am considering University of Oklahoma for grad school and would like to visit the school?

All undergraduate students must apply to attend CUWiP through the APS website, and will be assigned to a site based on the location of their home institution. This conference is not intended to be a graduate school visit.

I'm a community college student. Am I eligible to apply to CUWiP?

Yes, undergraduate students at any U.S. college or university may apply.

I am transgender/gender-fluid/genderqueer/non-binary etc, can I attend this conference?

Yes, students of all genders are welcome to attend this conference. If you have questions, or concerns about the housing for this conference, please contact us at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu

I'm a student from Canada. Can I apply to a U.S. CUWiP?

Students from Canada are encouraged to apply to the Canadian site at the University of Toronto. Students from Canada may apply to U.S. CUWiP if desired. However, Canadian students accepted to U.S. sites are not eligible for reimbursement of travel expenses from the conference or for waiver of the registration fee.

I'm a student in a country other than the United States or Canada. Can I apply for CUWiP?

As APS CUWiP is funded by US federal funding agencies, APS is only able to fund students attending universities in the U.S. If you do not attend university in the US, we are not able to accept your application via the APS application system. We welcome students attending non-U.S. institutions to email our site at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu or another CUWiP site to request to attend. CUWiP sites will not be able to reimburse students attending non-U.S. institutions for accommodations or travel. 

I'm a high school student/grad student/postdoc/faculty member. Am I eligible to apply to CUWiP?

Only undergraduate students who will be over 18 at the time of the conference may apply to CUWiP.  

How do I arrange travel?

Students are responsible for arranging their own travel to the conference.  We encourage students to coordinate with other attendees from their institution.  Please l contact your department chair or faculty member if your department is reimbursing you for travel costs.  If your department cannot fund your travel, please communicate with the local organizing committee through umdCuwip2020@umd.edu for plane and train ticket approval before purchase.

Can I come late? Can I leave early? Can I skip things that I’m not interested in?

Because your travel costs are reimbursable, it is expected that you will attend all of the conference events as scheduled. If you have special circumstances, please contact us to discuss them.

Where do I stay during the conference?

Students will be accommodated at a local hotel. Please visit our Travel and Accommodations page for hotel and parking information. Do not make your own hotel reservation. All registered students will be in a double queen room and will have a roommate. Once you have been accepted to the conference, you will need to register for attendance. On the registration form, there will be a section to denote your roommate preferences.

How can I get to and from the airport?

We have 3 possible airports
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA
  • Using Public Transportation: 
    • Reagan National Metro (Yellow Line) to College Park Metro (Green Line) switch from Yellow Line to Green Line at L'Enfant Plaza
  • Super Shuttle Costs: $28.00 one-way
  • Taxi: 15 miles / 25 kilometers. Approximately $30
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI
  • Public Transportation: B30 Metrobus to Greenbelt Metro ($6) then Greenbelt Metro to College Park Metro stop (only one stop)
  • Super Shuttle Costs: $32.00 one-way
  • Taxi: 25 miles / 40 kilometers. Approximately $60
Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD
  • Public Transportation: 5A Metrobus to L'Enfant Metro, then L'Enfant Metro to College Park Metro (Green line)
  • Super Shuttle Costs: $39.00 one-way
  • Taxi: 58 miles / 67 kilometers. Washington Flyer Taxi approximately $80

When will I get reimbursed for travel to the conference?

If you are being reimbursed by the conference (rather than by your department): after the conference, you can submit the reimbursement form that will be provided to you. Reimbursement will be mailed to you within the month. For more details please contact us.

What if I have dietary restrictions?

We will request dietary restriction information on the registration form. If you believe your dietary needs are unusual, please contact us and we will work to accommodate you.

What should I wear to the conference?

The conference has no dress code, and we encourage students to be comfortable. There will be a formal dinner on Saturday evening, and many students enjoy dressing up for this event.  You may wish to look at photos of previous conferences to see what students typically wear. As students will walk from the hotel to the conference center, consider comfortable walking shoes and bring a coat appropriate for winters in Washington DC.

Will there be resources available to students with disabilities?

We will request information on disability status on the registration form.  Please contact us  at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu in advance if you have unusual requirements, and we will work to accommodate you.  

I have anxiety, depression, etc, and I am worried about attending this conference. What should I do?

Please contact us at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu if you are comfortable so we are aware. We will encourage you to try your best during the networking opportunities, but if you need to be paired up with someone you know (either in rooming or meals), please let us know so we can try to accommodate you. We hope that you will be able to comfortably attend the conference and get something from it, but we understand that everyone needs to go at their own pace.

What are preferred pronouns?

The pronoun that a person chooses to use for themselves. For example: If Xena's preferred pronouns are she, her, and hers, you could say "Xena ate her food because she was hungry." She, her, hers and he, him, his are common examples of pronouns. Some people call these "female/feminine" and "male/masculine" pronouns, but many avoid these labels because, for example, not everyone who uses he feels like a "male" or "masculine."

There are also lots of gender-neutral pronouns in use. Here are a few you might hear:
- They, them, theirs (Xena ate their food because they were hungry.) This is a pretty common gender-neutral pronoun.... And yes, it can in fact be used in the singular.
- Ze, hir (Xena ate hir food because ze was hungry.)
Ze is pronounced like "zee" can also be spelled zie or xe, and replaces she/he/they. Hir is pronounced like "here" and replaces her/hers/him/his/they/theirs.
- Just my name please! (Xena ate Xena's food because Xena was hungry) Some people prefer not to use pronouns at all, using their name as a pronoun instead.
- Never, ever refer to a person as “it” or “he-she” (unless they specifically ask you to.) These are often used as offensive slurs.

Based on the information here and resources linked therein

Why does CUWiP ask for my preferred pronouns? Why should I consider putting them on my name badge?

CUWiP seeks to be a safe space for all participants.  By asking for preferred pronouns, we are ensuring that we don’t accidentally misgender any of our participants or make harmful assumptions based off of appearance. Even if you have never considered this in relation to yourself, by including your preferred pronouns on your name badge you can help to make other CUWiP participants comfortable. We hope you will consider this.

Can I connect with those going to the conference before arriving ?

Yes!  We will be setting up a Facebook page soon!

What if I need child care?

Please contact us to discuss your needs at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu.

Travel


GENERAL INFORMATION
Hotel lodging while at the conference will be arranged and provided for all registered conference attendees. Conference attendees are asked to organize their own travel to and from the host site. Typically, travel to and from the conference is provided by the attendee's home institution. Once accepted to CUWiP, please request travel funding from your department or university, through either a faculty member or an adviser (they are happy to help!). If an attendee's home institution is unable to provide travel support, limited reimbursement for travel can be provided for by the conference with prior approval. Please email us at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu.
  1. If students are being reimbursed for travel by the conference, pre-approval is required for all expenses. Attendees need to keep all original receipts for reimbursement after the conference ($45 application fee is not reimbursed).
  2. To go from the hotel to the conference site, shuttles will be provided.  Also the distance on Saturday and Sunday will be walkable, but shuttles will be available for those with disabilities.
  3. Students will be assigned, but can request roommates during the registration process.  All students will have their own bed with 2 to a room.
  4. Meals and accommodation costs are arranged during the conference.
  5. Special dietary restrictions will be noted during the registration process and accommodated for. If you have an urgent dietary restriction that you would like to discuss, feel free to email us at umdCuwip2020@umd.edu.
Conference Hotel:
Cambria Hotel College Park 
8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740•(301) 595-2600102

UMD Conference Site:
Edward St. John Learning Center
4131 Campus Drive, College Park Maryland 20742

NIST Friday January 17th Conference Site:
Visitors Center
100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AND DRIVING DIRECTIONS
For more information on public transportation options, visit the WMATA website. Driving directions and additional information are available on the University of Maryland Visitors page. We encourage students to coordinate with other students who may be driving from the same home institutions to help minimize travel costs and reduce environmental impact. If you have travel concerns, please contact the organizers at umdcuwip2020@umd.edu.

AIR TRAVEL

Airports

There are three major airports that serve the greater DC metro area:

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA
  • Using Public Transportation: Reagan National Metro (Yellow Line) to College Park Metro (Green Line) switch from Yellow Line to Green Line at L'Enfant PlazaSuper Shuttle Costs: $28.00 one-way
  • Taxi: 15 miles / 25 kilometers. Approximately $30
Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI
  • Using Public Transportation: B30 Metrobus to Greenbelt Metro ($6) then Greenbelt Metro to College Park Metro stop (only one stop)
  • Super Shuttle Costs: $32.00 one-way
  • Taxi: 25 miles / 40 kilometers. Approximately $60
Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD
  • Using Public Transportation: 5A Metrobus to L'Enfant Metro, then L'Enfant Metro to College Park Metro (Green line)
  • Super Shuttle Costs: $39.00 one-way
  • Taxi: 58 miles / 67 kilometers. Washington Flyer Taxi approximately $80

Travel

Poster Session


Poster Session
A Poster Session will take place on Saturday January 18th, 2020.  We look forward to learning about the research the students have performed as undergraduates, either at their home institutions or during summer programs.  Once you have been accepted to the UMD/NIST CUWIP, we will have a call for abstracts.  During the poster sessions a fun competition will take with prizes being award late day.

Local Organizing Committee


Amber McCreary

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Amber McCreary is a physicist in the Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, MD.

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Donna Hammer

Director of Student and Education Services

Josiland Chambers

Coordinator

Josiland Chambers is a Graduate Program Coordinator for the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland.

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Angela R. Hight Walker

Senior Scientist

Dr. Hight Walker is project leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Her research focuses on advancing optical spectroscopic techniques and specifically their applicability to characterize quantum nanomaterials.

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Gretchen Campbell

Fellow

Dr. Gretchen Campbell is a NIST JQI fellow and works in the Laser Cooling and Trapping group in the Physical Measurement Lab at NIST.

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Contact


  • 4150 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Code of Conduct


Code of Conduct

The conference organizers want everyone to have a safe and rewarding experience at CUWiP, so we require all participants to follow the Code of Conduct. We will have a dedicated member of our staff that everyone can contact in the case of a Code of Conduct violation.


APS Code of Conduct

It is the policy of the American Physical Society (APS) that all participants, including attendees, vendors, APS staff, volunteers, and all other stakeholders at APS meetings will conduct themselves in a professional manner that is welcoming to all participants and free from any form of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. Participants will treat each other with respect and consideration to create a collegial, inclusive, and professional environment at APS Meetings. Creating a supportive environment to enable scientific discourse at APS meetings is the responsibility of all participants.

Participants will avoid any inappropriate actions or statements based on individual characteristics such as age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, nationality, political affiliation, ability status, educational background, or any other characteristic protected by law. Disruptive or harassing behavior of any kind will not be tolerated. Harassment includes but is not limited to inappropriate or intimidating behavior and language, unwelcome jokes or comments, unwanted touching or attention, offensive images, photography without permission, and stalking.

Violations of this code of conduct policy should be reported to meeting organizers, APS staff, or the APS Director of Meetings. Sanctions may range from verbal warning, to ejection from the meeting without refund, to notifying appropriate authorities. Retaliation for complaints of inappropriate conduct will not be tolerated. If a participant observes inappropriate comments or actions and personal intervention seems appropriate and safe, they should be considerate of all parties before intervening.

Need to Report Something?
Online: aps.ethicspoint.com
Phone: 844.660.3924
Confidential, easy-to-use, and always available.