59th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Plasma Physics
October 23 - 27, 2017 • Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Outreach & Professional Activities

Professional Skills Workshop for Women Physicists
Sunday, October 30
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: 211 AB (San Jose Convention Center)

Professional Skills Development Workshops are designed to provide women physicists with professional training in effective negotiation and communication skills, as well as a special opportunity for networking.

Participation is open to female postdocs and early career female physicists. Workshops are conducted by professional facilitators and are limited for optimal participation.

Participants must pre-register by filling out this form. The registration deadline is October 12.

Women in Plasma Physics Luncheon
Monday, October 31
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $25 ($10 for students)
Location: Salon V/VI (Marriott)

To register check the appropriate box on the Registration Form. The cost for undergraduate students may be partially supported by DPP. Discussion on issues of interest to women in plasma physics will be encouraged at each table. The luncheon is open to all conference participants.

University Fusion Association (UFA) General Meeting
Monday, October 31
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: 210 ABEF (San Jose Convention Center)

The UFA will hold its annual general meeting Monday night during the DPP meeting. Details and discussion topics will be announced in the DPP Chronicle.

Town Meeting on Concerns for Junior Scientists
Tuesday, November 1
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 230 B (San Jose Convention Center)

The DPP Committee for the Concerns of Junior Scientists is pleased to announce a Town Meeting for all meeting participants. The topics of discussion and details will be announced in the Chronicle distributed at the DPP registration desk.

Meet the Editors Reception
Tuesday, November 1
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Market Terrace (San Jose Convention Center)

The Editors of the APS journals invite you to join them for conversation and refreshments. The Editors will be available to answer questions, hear your ideas, and share concerns about the journals. All are welcome. Details will be announced in the DPP Chronicle.

Student Appreciation Reception
Tuesday, November 1
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Location: 211 AB (San Jose Convention Center)

David Meyerhofer, 2016 DPP Chair, cordially invites all meeting attendees to attend a complimentary reception in honor of the graduate, undergraduate, and high school students attending the annual meeting. All students and particularly student advisors are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. All attendees are encouraged to participate in open discussion on topics of interest to plasma physics students. Undergraduate and High School Student Poster Award recipients will be announced.

LGBTQ Networking Dinner
Tuesday, November 1
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location: Loft Bar & Bistro (meet at DPP Registration Desk)

Join fellow LGBTQ plasma physicists and their families for an informal networking dinner on Tuesday evening. We'll meet in front of the DPP Meeting Registration Desk at 7:00 p.m. and walk to a local restaurant. Please bring a method of payment for your dinner. Additional details will be announced in the DPP Chronicle.

Plasma Science Christian Fellowship
Wednesday, November 2
6:45 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.
Location: 211 CD (San Jose Convention Center)

The Plasma Science Christian Fellowship (PSCF) is an informal affiliation of students and scientists working in plasma and fusion energy research. Formed in 2006, the PSCF seeks to provide a forum to discuss how our faith connects to our workplace experience and life as scientists. Please join us for an hour on Wednesday morning before the opening session review talk. The room location will be announced in the DPP Chronicle. Bring your own coffee and breakfast, if desired. Contact Darren Craig (darren.craig@wheaton.edu) if you have questions or need additional information. Hope to see you there.

DPP Business Meeting
Wednesday, November 2
5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Location: 211 CD (San Jose Convention Center)

The business meeting will include reports from the Executive Committee and actions items received by the DPP Secretary-Treasurer on issues important to DPP membership. David Meyerhofer, DPP Chair, invites all meeting attendees to attend.

GPAP Business Meeting
Wednesday, November 2
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: 212 CD (San Jose Convention Center)

GPAP (Topical Group in Plasma Astrophysics) will hold their annual business meeting during the DPP Meeting in San Jose. The GPAP business meeting is open to all DPP attendees.

Career Workshop – Do Physics, Be Anything: How to Sell Your Skills on the Non-Academic Job Market
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Location: 211 AB (San Jose Convention Center)

The majority of physics graduates find work in non-academic settings, yet very few students have access to mentors with industry experience and therefore to information on how to best prepare themselves for careers outside of the academic world. In this interactive workshop, Crystal Bailey (Careers Program Manager at APS) will provide tips and strategies for discovering — and successfully pursuing — careers that align with your skills, interests, abilities, and values.

Workshop is free and open to all attendees. Light refreshments will be served.