2013 Conference Program

Graduate Education in Physics Conference

Thursday - January 31, 2013
Marriott Greenbelt Hotel

7:00-10:00 p.m. Dinner
Keynote Address: Some Thoughts on the Future of Graduate Education
Meg Urry (Yale) format_pdf
Poster Session

Friday - February 1, 2013
American Center for Physics

6:45 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Shuttle Bus Departs from Greenbelt Marriott
(Meet at rear entrance by the conference center.)
7:15-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Interactive Plenary with Discussion: Promoting Diversity in Physics
Anthony Johnson (UMBC) Format - PDF
9:00-10:15 a.m. Panel Session I: Preparation for Non-Academic Careers format_pdf
Zelda Gills (Lockheed Martin), Alex Panchula (First Solar), Kathy Prestridge (Los Alamos); Moderator: Larry Woolf (General Atomics)
10:15-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:00 p.m. Breakout Session I (Parallel)
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-1:30 p.m. Discussion: Compiling Common Data on Admissions Decisions
Theodore Hodapp, APS, and Geoff Potvin, Clemson (Discussion Leaders)
1:30-2:45 p.m. Panel Session II: Building Successful Graduates: Definitions, Admissions, Retention format_pdf
Frances Hellman (UC Berkeley), Cagliyan Kurdak (Michigan), Andrea Palounek (Los Alamos); Moderator: Megan Comins (Cornell)
2:45-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:30 p.m. Breakout Session II (Parallel)
4:30-5:30 p.m. Report-Out and Discussion
5:30-6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:30 p.m. Dinner
Keynote Address: Reflections on Getting a PhD in Physics
Cherry Murray (Harvard) Format - PDF
7:30-9:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions (Parallel)
Roundtable discussions of compelling, unique, or perplexing ideas from your department (15 people each)
9:45 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
Shuttle Bus Departs for Greenbelt Marriott

Saturday - February 2, 2013
Marriott Greenbelt Hotel

7:15-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Group Report-Out: Discussion from Friday Evening's Breakout
9:00-10:15 a.m. Breakout Session III (Parallel)
10:15-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-12:00 p.m. Report-Out on Breakout
  • Conference wrap-up: steps forward, ongoing communication
  • Evaluation
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch