Agenda


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.

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

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!

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

07:00 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: Edward St. John Learning Center
Location:

The Edward St. John Learning 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
Opening Remarks and Networking Introductions
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Disperse to Panels, Networking Fair Open 10:15 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center - Multiple Rooms

FYI: 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 Center - Multiple Rooms

Panel Options (Choose two):
Intersection of Technology and Policy
Graduate School: Life as a Grad Student
Research Experiences for Undergrads
Diverse Careers in Physics

12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch and Huddle Chats
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
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
Rest Up and Door Decorating Contest Activity!
Location: Cambria Hotel 8321 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740 (301) 595-2600

Have fun and win a prize for the best 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
Dinner and Banquet Speaker
Location: Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
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 - 08:15 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 Edward St. John Learning Center is on the University of Maryland campus and is a short walk from the hotel. Vans will also be available.

09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshops and UMD Tours
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center - Multiple Rooms and Physics Laboratories

Communication and Negotiations Skills: This is a highly interactive workshop where participants will learn and practice communication and negotiation skills. We cover a toolbox of skills for communication, negotiation strategies, workshop a needed or past negotiation, and discuss resources. Participants will leave with some tools that can be tailored to their personal communication style and to the context of their negotiation
Building and Presenting Physics Demonstrations
Applying to Graduate School
Diversity and Inclusion in STEM

12:15 PM - 01:15 PM
Lunch
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Career Chats: Creating a Path
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center
03:15 PM - 04:00 PM
Awards and Closing
Location: Edward St. John Learning Center