The meeting will begin Thursday, October 10 in the evening and continue all day Friday, October 11 with a banquet in the evening. Talks and events will continue on October 12 concluding with lunch on Saturday.
5:00-8:00 PM Reception, Refreshments, and Registration - El Gran Salon
7:00-8:00 PM Texas Section APS Executive Committee Meeting in Cavalry Conference Room
7:00-8:00 PM Texas Section AAAPT Executive Committee Meeting in Cavalry Lounge
8:00-9:00 PM Joint Texas Section Meeting in Cavalry Conference Room
8:00 AM Welcoming Remarks - Dr. Juliet V. Garcia, President UTB - El Gran Salon
12:30 PM Lunch and Business Meeting - El Gran Salon
7:00 PM Banquet - El Gran Salon
For more information please contact the chair оf the Local Organizing Committee of the meeting Karen Martirosyan, phone (956) 882-6736, email@example.com.
The meeting is sponsored by the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy at the University of Texas Brownsville. Special activities at the meeting will mark the 10th anniversary of the Center for Gravitational Wave Astronomy, which was created by a grant from the University Research Centers program administered by NASA.
The invited talk will be presented by Toni Sauncy, currently director of Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, former SPS President, and currently on leave from Angelo State University. She is an active leader in undergraduate education in physics at the national level and we are glad to have her back in Texas to kick off our focus on undergraduate careers. She will present effective strategies for departments to prepare students to enter the STEM workforce. The abstract for the talk can be reviewed here.
This 90-minute Saturday pizza lunch session will feature John Rumble and John Rodriguez who have worked in a variety of situations including at a technical company, at a national laboratory, and in non-technical companies. There will be plenty of time for questions. Click here for more information.
Barry Barish is presently the Director of the Global Design Effort for the International Linear Collider and Linde Professor of Physics, Emeritus at the California Institute of Technology
Robert Curl is an emeritus professor of chemistry at Rice University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 for the discovery of fullerene (with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto).
Gabriela González is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University and Spokesperson, LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
Frederick Jenet is an Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Houston Endowment Chair of Science, Math, and Technology, and Chair, North American NanoHertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves and Director, Center for Advanced Radio Astronomy at University of Texas at Brownsville
Alex Simonian is a Professor оf materials research and education center of Auburn University and former program director at National Science Foundation.