March Meeting Graduate School Fair

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Each year at the March Meeting, APS hosts a graduate school fair as part of Future of Physics Days (FPD) events for undergraduate students. The graduate school fair is co-located with the undergraduate student lounge — a relaxing space for students to take a break during the meeting and an excellent opportunity for undergrads to learn about your graduate program.

Registration for the March Meeting 2021 Graduate School Fair will open this Fall.


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March Meeting 2020 Graduate School Fair - Information for Students

While the APS March Meeting 2020 was canceled, we welcome students to learn about the following graduate programs that would have been present at the graduate school fair. Links to each program's webpage and a point of contact are provided, and we encourage students to reach out to the listed contact for any school they are interested in:

Colorado School of Mines - Physics

Physics at Mines receives external grants in excess of $6 million, annually, with strong efforts in condensed matter physics, applied optics, quantum physics, renewable energy, and subatomic physics.

Contact: Molly McAndrew, Assistant Director of Admissions - Graduate Recruiting,

Colorado State University - Physics Graduate Program

At CSU, you will receive a practical, hands-on, and individualized education at a leading research institution.

Contact: Kristin McLaughlin, Graduate Program Coordinator,

Emory University - Department of Physics

The Graduate Program offers students a comprehensive graduate education in physics and the opportunity to engage in research with internationally-recognized groups.

Contact: Barbara Conner, Academic Degree Coordinator,

Max Planck School Matter to Life

Students obtain a Master’s & Ph.D. degree, supported by mentoring from experienced faculty members from the large Matter to Life network, annual summer schools, and a generous scholarship.

Contact: Maria Ott, Scientific Coordinator Max Planck School Matter to Life,

Max Planck School of Photonics

Max Planck School of Photonics (MPSP) is a top tier interdisciplinary graduate school in Germany that provides and coordinates an integrated Ph.D. ("master's+/Ph.D.") program in the photonics education for excellent graduates and doctoral candidates from all over the world. Our Ph.D. candidates can conduct their program at one of the network partners; these are among highly ranked German universities or one of the most renowned research institutions, in many different locations across Germany.

Contact: Coordination Office, Coordination Office,

Northwestern University Master of Science in Law

The Master of Science in Law program at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is designed to arm STEM students and professionals with the tools they need to succeed in the innovation economy. The unique MSL curriculum centers at the intersection of law, business, and technology, with specific focus areas of intellectual property and patent design, business law and entrepreneurship, regulatory analysis and strategy, and skills development. Students can complete the full-time program in nine months, or the part-time program (via either the residential or online format) in two to four years.

Contact: Ashlee Hardgrave, Admissions Manager,

The Ohio State University - Physics

The Interdisciplinary Biophysics Graduate Program at Ohio State University trains students in quantitative approaches to cutting edge biomedical problems. The program crosses 6 colleges and comprises 83 faculty in 33 departments.

Contact: Kiley Morgan-Myrick, Program Coordinator,

The University of Texas at San Antonio - Physics

We offer one of the largest physics graduate programs in TX. Besides outstanding research, our inclusive program offers a curriculum aimed at producing grads who will become leaders in the field.

Contact: Arturo Ayon, Professor; Graduate Advisor of Record,

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences - Graduate Program in Medical Physics

We offer a professional MS degree and the PhD in medical physics. Our graduates can pursue clinical residencies in order to become qualified medical physicists.

Contact: Richard Wendt, Program Director,

University of Akron - College of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering

Located in Akron, Ohio – a world-renowned center for polymer study and development -- the College of Polymer Science & Polymer Engineering (CPSPE) at The University of Akron offers outstanding programs leading to both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. We provide students with a superior educational and research experience in the engineering and science of polymers. Graduates of the College go on to successful careers in industry, government, and academia. Situated on a beautiful, modern campus, the CPSPE is housed across five campus buildings, and is a cutting-edge contributor to the scientific and technological development of polymers.

Contact: Sarah Thorley, Coordinator of Academic Programs,

University of California, Merced - Department of Physics

A dynamic and diverse institution in the Central Valley, UC Merced is the 10th and newest campus of the University of California system. Physics research focuses on soft matter and biophysics, condensed matter, AMO, and astrophysics.

Contact: David Strubbe, professor, chair of graduate admissions,

University of Central Florida - Physics Graduate Program

The program offers degrees at the masters and doctoral level. Our department places a strong emphasis on research. Research opportunities are available in condensed matter physics, nanostructure devices, surface science, optical physics, complex systems, biophysics, atomic and molecular physics, quantum information, physics education, and planetary and space sciences. Intra-campus partnerships with other schools, departments, and centers provide additional academic and research benefits for Physics graduate students, as well as outstanding post-graduate employment opportunities in industry.

Contact: Esperanza Soto, Graduate Admissions Coordinator,

University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

We apply molecular-level science to the design of devices, processes, and technologies to develop solutions to societal issues and to educate the next generation of leaders in molecular engineering.

Contact: David Taylor, Associate Dean of Students,

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Physics

Illinois Physics, ranked among the top 10 US physics graduate programs, is known for its scientific impact and collegial spirit. Theorists and experimentalists work collaboratively to tackle the field’s most challenging problems.

Contact: Ms. Wendy Wimmer, Graduate Office Administrative Aide,

Wichita State University - Physics and Space Sciences

Wichita State University offers a graduate program in Physics and a new graduate certificate in Space Sciences. We have active groups in particle and condensed matter physics, astrophysics, and more.

Contact: Holger Meyer, Professor and Director of Physics,

March Meeting 2020 Graduate School Fair - All Participants:

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2020 Grad School Fair

Key Information

The in-person March Meeting was canceled, however, students are welcome to read about participating schools and contact them using the information provided on this page.