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This event, to be held for the first time in 2019, will be a relatively informal "student session" on the Sunday afternoon immediately before the APS DPP annual meeting (20 October 2019). The format will be an alternating sequence of tutorial talks and research talks — “for students, by students” (possibly also postdocs).
The goal is to offer graduate students an easier introduction to the annual meeting, (which is often overwhelming the first time one attends, a chance to learn the basics about sub-fields not found at their institutions, practice giving talks to a broader plasma physics audience, and an opportunity to connect with other student attendees. The Sunday Student Day scientific session will be followed by an informal reception for attendees.
Other interested parties near the graduate studies phase of their education/career (including, e.g., postdocs, other recent Ph.D. graduates, and undergraduates) are also welcome to attend.
When: Sunday 20 October 2019, 2:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Ft. Lauderdale Convention Center
Presentations: 6-10 (covering 3 or 4 subfields, each with one tutorial and 1-2 research talks)
Sign-ups: $10 fee to be paid with registration (deadline: October 11, 2019)
Student Day is being organized by the APS-DPP Committee for the Concerns of Junior Scientists. Endorsed by the DPP Executive Committee and with the help of volunteers.
We are interested in hearing from those planning to attend Student Day and what topics you would especially like to see included this year, as well as receiving nominations for student (and recent graduate) speakers who are notably skilled at explaining their area of research to those outside of it. These can (and any other questions, comments, and suggestions) be sent to Eve Stenson at firstname.lastname@example.org