Future of Physics Days

APS Meeting Events for Undergraduate Students

Future of Physics Days (FPD) events help undergraduate students get the most out of APS March and April meetings through interactive workshops, professional development activities, and career discovery.

At FPD, you can advance your career by:

  • Presenting your research at undergraduate only sessions
  • Gaining valuable feedback on your presentation from trained mentors
  • Receiving a certificate of presentation that you can add to your CV or resume
  • Potentially winning a prize as a top presenter

You’ll also be able to:

  • Network with physicists from academia and industry
  • Explore different areas of physics to see what you are interested in
  • Learn about a diverse range of career options
  • Receive a free back-pack!

All FPD events are free to attend when you register for the March or April meeting.

Upcoming Meetings

APS March Meeting
March 14 - 18 , 2022

APS April Meeting
April 9 - 12, 2022

Events at APS March Meetings

The APS March Meeting centers on groundbreaking studies in condensed matter, materials, molecular and atomic physics, statistical and nonlinear physics, and data science.

  • Undergrad Student Get-Together
    Network and mingle with fellow undergraduate attendees. This event is co-hosted by APS and the Society of Physics Students (SPS). A separate, virtual get-together will also be held for off-site attendees.
  • Undergrad Lounge & Grad Fair
    Have a cup of coffee and relax in between sessions. This space is for undergrads only! Co-located with the lounge will also be a Graduate School Fair where you can chat with representatives from graduate programs looking to recruit undergrads.
  • Workshop: Building Your Physics Career: How to Put Your Science to WORK
    In this interactive workshop, celebrated career coach and author Peter Fiske will provide advice and strategies for taking your physics job search to the next level.
  • Student Reception
    The reception recognizes all students who presented in the Undergraduate Research Sessions. Top presentations receive a special prize. And of course, there is free food!

Events at APS April Meetings

The APS April Meeting focuses on cutting-edge research in the areas of astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, and gravitation.

  • Lunch with the Grads Panel & Graduate Reception
    Get to know a panel of graduate-level physics students over lunch and ask them about their experiences. Following the panel, you'll have the opportunity to speak with faculty and staff recruiting for their graduate programs during the Grad Reception.
  • Undergraduate Breakfast, Career Workshop, and Awards
    Over breakfast, learn how to prepare for a wide variety of careers in physics outside of academia. Following the workshop, presenters from the APS/SPS Undergraduate Research Sessions will be recognized.
  • Meet Your Future: Career Panel and Networking
    Physicists working in the private sector will share their insights on how students can prepare for physics careers.

At Both Meetings

  • Undergraduate Research Sessions
    This is your opportunity to give an oral or poster presentation at an APS Meeting! Receive feedback on your work, meet potential colleagues, and earn a presentation certificate.
  • Graduate School Fair OR Grad Reception
    Meet professors and students from graduate programs across the United States. Interested in participating? Learn more
  • Free Backpack!

Top Presenters from the April Meeting 2022

In-Person Presenters
Nachiket Bhanushali, California Institute of Technology, Session: B08
Sidney Boros, Bethel University, Session: B08
Julian Westerlund, Bethel University, Session: B08
Enea Prifti, University of Illinois at Chicago, Session: B08
Amy Flather, Rutgers University, Session: B09
Michelle Arrigo, Susquehanna University, Session: B09
William Kerin, Springfield College, Session: B09
Brook Burbridge, Valparaiso University, Session: E08
Damien Price, University of Houston, Session: E08
Lauren Kadlec, Valparaiso University, Session: E09
Ravi Pitelka, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Session: Poster
Aryan Vaidya, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Session: Poster
Rebecca Osar, Arizona State University, Session: Poster
Gracie Buondonno, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Session: Poster
Connor Menzel, University of Pittsburgh, Session: Poster
Alan Sosa, Florida International University, Session: Poster

Virtual Presenters
Patrick O'Mullan, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Session: B09
Michael Guadarrama, Dominican University, Session: E08
Kiara Carloni, Massachusetts Institute of Technology MI, Session: E08
Jacob Buchanan, Christopher Newport University, Session: Poster
Alexandra Leeming, Suffolk University, Session: Poster

Top Presenters from March Meeting 2022

In-Person Presenters
Luke Thatcher, Vassar College, Session: A46
Kelotchi Figueroa Nieves, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, Session: A46
Phillip Popp, Case Western Reserve University, Session: A46
Addison Hornsey, St Johns University, Session: A46
Danisbel Herrera, New York University, Session: A47
Alex Giovannone, The Ohio State University, Session: A47
Angéline Lafleur, University of Ottawa, Session: B46
Enea Prifti, University of Illinois at Chicago, Session: B46
Lauren Jones, New York University (NYU), Session: B46
Richard Baker, Augusta University, Session: B46
Andreas Tsantilas, New York University (NYU), Session: D46
Thuong Pham, Trinity University, Session: D46
Youqi Gang, Princeton University, Session: D46
Kate Okun, Case Western Reserve University, Session: D47
Taylor Kimball, Brigham Young University, Session: D47
Walker Hayes, Valdosta State University, Session: D47
Thomas Hulse, University of Louisville, Session: Poster
Xingyu Zhao, University High School & California State University, Fresno, Session: Poster
Ananya Chakravarti, The University of Chicago, Session: Poster
Jamie Woodworth, Ithaca College, Session: Poster
Patrick Herron, Cleveland State University, Session: Poster
Hyo Jung Park, Smith College, Session: Poster
Ted Mburu, Ithaca College, Session: Poster
Aidan Gillam, Brigham Young University, Session: Poster
Alejandro Cruz-Arzon, University of Puerto Rico at Humacao, Session: Poster
Leon Armbruster, CUNY Queens College, Session: Poster
Eva Laney, California Polytechnic State University, Session: Poster
Christian Posadas, California Polytechnic State University, Session: Poster
Dan Ashley Fauni, University of the Sciences, Session: Poster
Paul Russell, Adelphi Physics, Session: Poster

Virtual Presenters
Cole Gibson, University of South Florida, Session: A46
Ayanesh Maiti, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Session: B46
Lincoln Draper, North Central College, Session: B46
Michael Bates, University of Florida, Session: B46
Anna Shelton, University of Richmond, Session: B46
Ariana-Dalia Vlad, Harvard University, Session: D47
Stephany Salazar, Seton Hall, Session: Poster
Katherine Schlaak, University of Cincinnati, Session: Poster
Kayla Lehtola, University of Minnesota, Session: Poster
William Brackett, University of Tennessee Knoxville, Session: Poster
Sajal Malhotra, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Session: Poster
Sara Gómez, Universidad EAFIT, Session: Poster
Sauviz Alaei, University of Minnesota, Session: Poster

Abstract Submission

As you are preparing your abstract, keep these Abstract Submission Policies, Guidelines, and Tips in mind.

Presenter Information

Is your research meeting-ready? Learn about oral vs. poster formats and the different session types by reviewing our Undergraduate Presentation Information.

Past Meetings

View past presentation winners and undergraduate epitomes in the Archive. Meeting photos are available on Flickr.

FPD is a collaboration between the American Physical Society (APS) and the Society of Physics Students (SPS).

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Be Prepared

Here’s some extra help to shape your presentation. See Tips for:

Cut Your Travel Costs:
FPD meeting grants are available to help you attend the meeting.

Join APS:
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Contact APS Careers Program Manager, Midhat Farooq, at farooq@aps.org.

presenter reception

All In-Person Presenters at March Meeting

student reception all prize winners

Top Presenters from March Meeting

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