Canadian-American-Mexican Graduate Student Physics Conference 2017

Physicists of the Future: Transcending Boundaries
August 17 - 19, 2017
Washington, D.C.

Preliminary Schedule

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Abstract Submission

All graduate students interested in participating in CAM2017 must submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation. Approximately, 60 students will be selected to give oral presentations and 40 students will be selected to present their research during a dedicated poster session. Graduate students currently attending a university in Canada, Mexico, or the United States may submit abstracts.

Abstract Submission Opens: February 8, 2017
Abstract Submission Deadline: April 28, 2017
Applicants Notified: Late May 2017

About CAM

CAM is a biannual scientific conference and networking opportunity planned by and for physics graduate students from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The conference provides physics graduate students of all subdisciplines with unique opportunities to build an international network, showcase their research, and develop key professional skills.

Travel Support for Graduate Students at U.S. Institutions

Travel support will be provided to some U.S. participants. Applicants seeking travel support must submit the following:

  • Scientific abstract for oral or poster presentation
  • CV
  • Budget estimate
  • Letter of Support from advisor or senior research collaborator describing the student’s contribution to the research

The following criteria will be used to judge the applications for the CAM2017 travel grants:

  • Quality and diversity of research work based on abstract submitted
  • Need: Students traveling from longer distances would likely be awarded more than students traveling from universities that are located closer to Washington, D.C.
  • Letter of Support from advisor or senior research collaborator describing the student’s contribution to the research
  • Amount of funding received from student’s research group or department to supplement the CAM2017 travel grant
Travel Grant Application Opens (U.S. Students only): February 8, 2017
Travel Grant Application Deadline: April 28, 2017
Applicants Notified: Late May 2017


Travel Support for Graduate Students from Mexico and Canada

APS will provide support for hotel accommodations for several graduate students selected by the Sociedad Mexicana de Física (SMF) and the Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP). Additional travel support may be available. More information will be available soon.

Accommodations

Hotel accommodations for all participants will be made at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill.
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Visa Information

Participants who require visas to enter the United States are encouraged to review the APS Visa Information Website. This website includes information about the visa application process, visa interviews, and estimated wait times for visa processing at U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
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Questions?

Email: cam2017@aps.org

Preliminary Schedule

Thursday, August 17, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks
9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Plenary Session 1: Nuclear, Particle, and Accelerator Physics
10:50 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. Coffee Break
11:05 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. Parallel Sessions (Student Speakers)
12:35 p.m. - 1:35 p.m. Lunch Break
1:35 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Plenary Session 2: Astrophysics and Cosmology
2:55 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. Coffee Break
3:10 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. Panel 1: Transcending Boundaries: Geographical, Disciplinary & Career
4:40 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Parallel Sessions (Student Speakers)
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Optional dinner and social activity
Friday, August 18, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Plenary Session 3: Biophysics & Soft Matter
10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Coffee Break
10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Parallel Sessions (Student Speakers)
12:05 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Lunch Break
1:05 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. Panel 2: Transcending Boundaries: Personal and Societal
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Coffee Break
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Plenary Session 4: Condensed Matter & Nanotechnology
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Poster Session
7:00 p.m. Banquet Dinner: Keynote Speaker
Saturday, August 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Plenary Session 5: Earth, Energy, and Environment
10:20 a.m. - 10:35 a.m. Coffee Break
10:35 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Parallel Sessions (Student Speakers)
12:05 p.m. - 1:05 p.m. Closing Remarks

Past CAM Meetings

CAM 2015: SMF hosted CAM in 2015 in Oaxaca, Mexico September 9 - 12.
CAM 2013: CAP hosted CAM 2013 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada from August 15 - 18.
CAM 2011: CAM 2011 was held in Washington, D.C. September 29 - October 1.
CAM 2009: It was held in Acapulco, Mexico October 18 - 21.
CAM 2007: CAP hosted CAM 2007 in Montréal August 8 - 11.
CAM 2005: It was hosted by APS in San Diego, California August 19 - 21.
CAM 2003: SMF hosted CAM 2003 in Mérida, Mexico October 24 - 26.