FGSA Travel Award for Excellence in Graduate Research
The FGSA is committed to increasing the participation of graduate students and other young researchers in scientific conferences and workshops, and has funds available to help cover the cost of travel to such scholarly meetings.
2005World Year of Physics APS 2005 March and April Meetings
- Career Development Opportunities at the 2005 APS March Meeting (pdf)
- Career Development Opportunities at the 2005 APS April Meeting (pdf)
- Career-related Events at the 2005 March and April Meetings (pdf)
2004Member Survey on Graduate Physics Education
- Survey Report (pdf)
"FORWARD to Professorship" is a workshop for female and minority grad students, post-docs, and young professors in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics who are interested in learning tips and strategies for successfully navigating the tenure track. This workshop will be held May 19 to 24, 2004, in Washington, D.C. There is travel funding available from the NSF and the workshop is free.
APS April Meeting 2004, May 1-4, 2004, Denver, CO
- Student Reception
- Session B13: Physics Careers Outside the University (joint session co-sponsored with the Forum on Education)
- NSF and the Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) organization is sponsoring a career development workshop for women students and postdocs. It will take place on Friday, April 2 in Room 1235 at NSF. The event is a professional development opportunity for young women in science and engineering at the threshold of their careers from the Washington DC metropolitan area universities and colleges. Refreshments will be provided. The participants will get an opportunity to meet several role models and participate in panel discussions on finding a good mentor and networking.
- Student Reception
- Session P7: Physics Careers Outside the University (joint session co-sponsored with the Forum on Physics and Society). The following presenters have graciously provided their presentation slides for download. Please note that original author copyright is maintained.
Dr. Bill Cumming's slides (pdf)
Dr. P.M. Mooney's slides (pdf)
Dr. Susan Ginsburg's slides (pdf)
- Officers participated in APS lobbying day and Unit Convocation / Executive Board meeting
2003CAM 2003: First Graduate Student Conference
- Co-organized with the Canadian Association of Physicists and the Mexican Physical Society the first Canadian-American-Mexican (CAM) graduate student conference
- The Division of Astrophysics encourages student participation in DAP sessions at the April APS Meeting by awarding approximately ten to fifteen travel grants to student presenters. Any student who is a DAP member by the time of the meeting, and is first author and presenter of a poster or an oral contribution in a DAP-sponsored session is eligible to be considered for a travel grant award.
2002APS April Meeting, April 20-23, 2002, Albuquerque, NM
- FGSA Physics Quiz winners in APS News (pdf)
- Student Social Hour
- Session D3: Astrophysics for the 21st Century
- Session O5: Improving Physics Graduate Education
- Session E5: How to Find and Hold a Faculty Job
- Students Lunch with Experts
- March 2002 Meeting Report (pdf)
- Pictures from the Student Social Hour
- Pictures of the FGSA Physics Quiz
- Session A7: Rethinking Graduate Education