UMD-NIST CUWiP

January 17-19, 2020

Agenda


Information on Weather

12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Please be aware of any inclement weather and dress appropriately: https://www.accuweather.com/en/us/college-park-md/20740/weather-forecast/333562

Thursday, January 16, 2020

03:00 PM
Early check-in
Location: Cambria Hotel 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740 (301) 595-2600

Please contact us if you need to book a room for Thursday night in order to attend NIST activities on Friday.

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

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Conference Check-In
Location: Cambria Hotel College Park 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740•(301) 595-2600102

Conference check-in table located in the lobby of the hotel.

The goal is to have all participants checked in and on the bus by 11:00 am. Anyone unable to make it by 11:00 am, must let the organizers know. Also, in order to visit the NIST campus, all participants must be registered ahead 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

If you cannot make this bus but still want to get to NIST please contact the organizers!

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

CUWiP participants will be joined by NIST female scientists to discuss science and personal journeys.

01:30 PM - 02:15 PM
Plenary Speaker: Dr. Ana Maria Rey
Location: NIST Green Auditorium; 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Building with Crystals of Light and Quantum Matter: From clocks to computers

Ana Maria Rey
JILA, NIST and University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0440, USA
Email: arey@jilau1.colorado.edu

Abstract: Understanding the behavior of interacting electrons in solids or liquids is at the heart of modern quantum science and necessary for technological advances. However, the complexity of their interactions generally prevents us from coming up with an exact mathematical description of their behavior. Precisely engineered ultracold gases are emerging as a powerful tool for unraveling these challenging physical problems. In this talk, I will present recent developments at JILA on using alkaline-earth atoms (AEAs) --currently the basis of the most precise atomic clock in the world-- for the investigation of complex many-body phenomena and magnetism. I will discuss ideas to use AEAs dressed by laser fields to engineer new forms of matter with no yet known counterpart in nature as well as to lay the foundations of future quantum computers.

02:15 PM - 02:30 PM
Introduction to STEP UP
Location: NIST Green Auditorium; 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899

Kathryne Woodle, Senior Program Manager at American Physical Society
This talk will include an introduction to STEP UP - a national community empowering teachers, creating cultural change, and inspiring young women to pursue physics in college. Learn more at STEPUPphysics.org.

02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Coffee Break
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
NIST Lab Tours
Location: Throughout the NIST campus

Join us for this rare opportunity to visit the laboratories at NIST. Home to 4 Nobel Prizes in Physics! Do not miss out!

See the "NIST Lab Tours" page for more info.

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

Plenary Talk Title: “A New Measure: the reform of the International System of Units”

Abstract: The metric system began with the French revolution, and now we are experiencing the greatest revolution in measurement since that revolution. The definitions of the kilogram, ampere, kelvin, and mole are all changed, being based on chosen and fixed values for Planck’s constant, the electron charge, Boltzmann’s constant, and Avogadro’s number. Bill will explain how this is possible, why it was necessary, and speculate about future changes in the SI.

Saturday January 18th, 2020

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

Please check-in and pick up your folder and swag before leaving for campus!

08:15 AM - 09:00 AM
Move to Conference Venue: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center

The Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center is on the University of Maryland campus and is a short walk from the hotel. Vans will also be available.

09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Welcome Remarks and Group Photo
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Disperse to Panels and Networking Fair Opens
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center - Multiple Rooms

Note: The Networking Fair will be open from 10:15 am - 4:00 pm. Meet industry and university representatives to learn more about the broader physics community, graduate school, and careers in physics.

10:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Panels
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center - Multiple Rooms

See speaker section for more information on our panelists! (Choose two panels):

Intersection of Technology and Policy - Room 1309
Panelists: Ellen Williams (M), Kavita Surana, Lucy Qui, Elaine Ulrich

Graduate School: Life as a Graduate Student - Room 1202
Panelists: Delilah Gates (M), Ana Valdes-Curiel, Pheona Williams, Justina Yang, Kate Collins

Research Experiences for Undergraduates - Room 1215
Panelists: Kara Hoffman (M), Padi Boyd, Angie Hight Walker, Kate Brizzolara, Alison Duck

Diverse Careers in Physics (A) - Room 1224
Panelists: Gretchen Campbell (M), Heather Hill, Carmina Londono, Cindy Hollies, Rachel Ivie, Ken Wright

Diverse Careers in Physics (B) - Room B0320
Panelists: Kerry Kidwell Slak (M), Tatjana Curcic, Samelys Rodriguez, Chandra Turpen, Marie McLain

Navigating a Career in STEM as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community - Room 1212
Panelists: Verity Flower, Ayush Gupta, Andrew Piña, Jo Wu, Maureen Madden, Mackenzie Carlson

12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch and Networking Fair
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
National Keynote Speaker - Dr. Andrea Liu
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center
03:30 PM - 04:50 PM
Rest Up and DOOR DECORATING CONTEST!
Location: Cambria Hotel 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740 (301) 595-2600

Win a prize for the best UMD-NIST CUWiP decorated hotel room door! Decorating supplies will be available in the Meeting Room at the hotel.

Be ready for a pick up at 4:50 pm to head back to the conference!

05:30 PM - 06:45 PM
Poster Session and Reception
Location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
06:45 PM - 07:30 PM
Quantum Cafe
Location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
07:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Banquet Dinner and Speakers
Location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Welcome: Steve Rolston, Physics Department Chair
Banquet speaker: Ellen Williams, Distinguished University Professor

09:30 PM
Social Activity hosted by UMD SPS
Location: Cambria Hotel 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740 (301) 595-2600


Sunday January 19th, 2020

07:00 AM - 08:30 AM
Breakfast
Location: Cambria Hotel College Park 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740•(301) 595-2600

The Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center is on the University of Maryland campus and is a short walk from the hotel. Vans will also be available at 8:15 am.

08:50 AM - 09:15 AM
Welcome Back, Awards and Move to Conference Venue Location
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center

Please pick up your snack bag at the information table outside of room 1224 in the Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center during the coffee break at 10:20 AM. Lunch is going to be at 1:30 pm and we want to make sure you are not hungry during the lab tours!

The Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center is on the University of Maryland campus and is a short walk from the hotel. Vans will also be available.

09:15 AM - 11:40 AM
Workshops
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center - Multiple Rooms and Physics Laboratories

Communication and Negotiations Skills - Room 1202
Workshop Leader: Lauren Aycock, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Public Policy Fellow at the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration in the Office of Cost Estimating and Program Evaluation

Thriving and Building Inclusion in STEM - Room 1215
Workshop Leader: Delilah Gates, Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Harvard University
Science is often lauded as an enterprise in which all people are free to participate and advance the collective knowledge. But all one has to do is look around a scientific classroom/lab to see that factors like gender, race, and socioeconomic class play a huge role. In this workshop we will discuss strategies for handling and thriving in these scientific settings and how we can work to make them more equitable and inclusive.

Hands-on Physics: Building and Presenting Physics Demonstrations - Toll Physics Building Room 1201
Workshop Leaders: Donna Hammer, Director of Education, Department of Physics, University of Maryland, Don Lynch, Lecture Demonstration Facility Specialist, Department of Physics, University of Maryland

Applying to Graduate School - Room 1224
Workshop Leader: Althea Gaffney, Assistant Director, Student Programs, American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Learn how to navigate the grad school application process. Expect helpful tips on making your application shine and choosing where to apply.

Jump Start Your Networking and Job Search With an “All Star” LinkedIn Profile - Room 1309
Workshop Leader: Josh Henkin, STEM Career Coach
Learn how to build a strong LinkedIn profile in order to find out about unadvertised career opportunities, get your foot in the door at a company, and grow your professional network.

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
UMD Lab/Group Tours
Location: Various UMD Buildings

Rolston Ultracold Matter Group - Prof. Steve Rolston - https://groups.jqi.umd.edu/rolston/

Losert Biophysics Lab - Prof. Wolfgang Losert - https://ireap.umd.edu/losertlab/

Quantum Materials Center - Prof. Johnpierre Paglione - https://cnam.umd.edu/

Trapped Ion Quantum Information - Ion Photon Subgroup - Prof. Christopher Monroe - http://iontrap.umd.edu/

Trapped Ion Quantum Information - Quantum Simulations of Magnetism Subgroup - Prof. Christopher Monroe - http://iontrap.umd.edu/

IceCube - Profs. Kara Hoffman, Greg Sullivan - https://umdgrb.umd.edu/

Lathrop Nonlinear Dynamics Lab - Prof. Daniel P. Lathrop - https://complex.umd.edu/

Quantum Materials Device Lab - Prof. James Williams - https://groups.jqi.umd.edu/williams/

HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory - Prof. Jordan A. Goodman - https://umdgrb.umd.edu/~goodman/jag.html

Eno High Energy Physics Lab - Prof. Sarah Eno - http://www2.physics.umd.edu/~eno/

Gravitation Experiment Group - Prof. Peter Shawhan - http://www.physics.umd.edu/GRE/

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Lunch
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center
02:30 PM - 03:15 PM
Awards and Closing
Location: Edward St. John Learning & Teaching Center