Schedule of Events (2012)

Northeast Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 13-15, 2012

All conference events will be held in Sudler Hall (WLH 201) unless otherwise noted.

Friday, January 13

3:00 PM Registration Begins (Dwight Hall)
5:00 PM Welcome Reception & Dinner (Dwight Hall)
6:00 PM Opening Address
Dr. Meg Urry, Physics Department Chair, Professor of Physics & Astronomy
          Yale University
7:00 PM Break
7:15 PM Liquid Crystals and Their Contribution to the Field of Organic Photovoltaics
        Dr. Luz Martinez-Miranda Associate Professor of Materials Science & Engineering
            University of Maryland
8:15 PM Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream & Physics of Dance Demos (Davenport Dining Hall)
Saturday, January 14
8:15 AM Breakfast
8:45 AM Welcome & Introductions
Dr. Bonnie Fleming Associate Professor of Physics, Yale Univeristy
9:00 AM A Career in Ocean Physics: From New England Beaches to African Pirates
Michele Dufault Memorial Lecture
Dr. Amy Bower Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Graduate Student Panel
Adele Plunkett Moderator, Yale University
Dania Nasser Yale University
Kristi Beck MIT
Laura Kreidberg University of Chicago
Liz Wayne Cornell University
Raquel Martinez Wesleyan University
11:30 AM Lunch with Speakers and Yale Faculty (Rooms in WLH)
1:00 PM Using Computational Chemical Physics to Interpret Genomic Information
Dr. Mary Jo Ondrechen Professor of Theoretical Chemical Biology/Physics
Northeastern University
2:00 PM An Era of Opportunities and Choices: A Physicist’s Dilemma (Simulcast)
Dr. Persis Drell Director, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
3:00 PM Break
3:30 PM Research in Theoretical Physics: Particles, Strings, and Mathematics
Dr. Anastasia Volovich Associate Professor of Physics, Brown University
4:30 PM Break
4:45 PM Career Panel
Dr. Bonnie Fleming Moderator, Yale University
Dr. Lily Childress Yale University/Bates College
Flora Lichtman Science Friday
Dr. Yvonne Akpalu Why Science
6:30 PM Social Hour & Planetarium Shows (Yale Planetarium)
8:00 PM Dinner
Sunday, January 15
8:45 AM Breakfast & Poster Set-Up
9:15 AM Random Lasers, Bio-Inspired Lasers and Anti-Lasers
Dr. Hui Cao Professor of Applied Physics & Professor of Physics, Yale University
10:30 AM Student Talks - Schedule TBD (WLH)
11:45 AM Lunch & Student Poster Session (WLH)
1:15 PM Lab Tours (Science Hill)
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Hunting for the Higgs and other pursuits at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider
Dr. Sarah Demers Assistant Professor of Physics, Yale University
4:30 PM Closing Remarks
Dr. Sarah Demers Assistant Professor of Physics, Yale University
Ellen Klein and Ariel Ekblaw Co-Presidents, Women in Physics