Friday, January 21, 2022

Time (CT) Location Event
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Check-in
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Lab Tours (optional)
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Tour #1: Nuclear physics tour
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Tour #2: MRL facilities tour
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.   Tour #3: Condensed matter physics tour
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.   Tour #4: AMO/Quantum physics tour
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.   Tour #5: Biological lab tour
5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory Welcome message by Smitha Vishveshwara
5:20 p.m. – 6:20 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Dinner
6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.   Parallel Session I
  144 Loomis Laboratory Beyond class panel: REUs, internships, industry and undergraduate research
Sarah Hagen, Pam Pena Martin, Patrick Snyder
  136 Loomis Laboratory LGBTQ+ roundtable
Brianne Gutmann, Matt Sievert
  158 Loomis Laboratory CV & resume workshop
Celia Elliott, Kelly Searsmith
  143 Loomis Laboratory Theoretical physics panel
Dekra Almaalol, Nicki Mullins, Kristen Schumacher, Jessie Shelton, Smitha Vishveshwara
  147 Loomis Laboratory How to succeed in graduate school/Day in the life of a graduate student
Nina Bielinski, Jessica Montone, Chloe Richards, Devyn Shafer, Danielle Woods
7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Welcome reception with liquid nitrogen ice cream

CUWIP2022 is proud to host LabEscape, an APS- and NSF-funded science-based escape room developed at the Univ. Illinois (want to know more — here’s a fun article in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/science/escape-room-lab-physics.html). World-renowned quantum physicist Professor Alberta Pauline Schrödenberg desperately needs your help — the fate and security of the entire world (and more importantly, her funding!) hang in the balance. You'll have less than an hour to search her lab, solve mind-blowing puzzles to reveal clues, and hopefully find a way to escape! The goal of LabEscape, in which all the puzzles involve various physics phenomena, e.g., polarization, blackbody radiation, magnetism, etc., is to show that science can be useful and accessible, as well as beautiful and fun. So create a team of 4-7 Agents (or join someone else's) and sign up below. But hurry — LabEscape ‘sold out’ at the last events it was offered.

Sign-up for LabEscape

Physics Outreach at Illinois through New Technologies (POINT) is an ICASU (Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe) project aimed at generating interest in physics for middle school and high school students through virtual reality (VR).

This project includes two major goals: incorporating VR headsets and existing science demonstrations into outreach programs and developing further simulations to explain fundamental physics (specifically gravity).

Sign up to try on a VR headset and experience the simulation we will be showing to students.



Sign-up for POINT VR

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Time (CT) Location Event
    Breakfast at hotel
7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Check-in
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory Plenary talk by Nadya Mason
8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.   Careers in physics panel
Karmela Padavic-Callaghan, Safura Sharifi, Carla Stelsel
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Coffee break
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.   Parallel Session II
  136 Loomis Laboratory Addressing microaggressions in research environments
Teryl Brewster
  158 Loomis Laboratory Beyond class panel: REUs, internships, industry and undergraduate research 
Sarah Hagen, Pam Pena Martin, Patrick Snyder 
  144 Loomis Laboratory Applying to graduate school panel
Nina Bielinski, Lance Cooper, Devyn Shafer
  143 Loomis Laboratory CV & resume workshop
Celia Elliott, Kelly Searsmith
  147 Loomis Laboratory Physics frontiers: Education in physics
Katie Ansell, Marty Baylor, Brianne Gutmann, Karmela Padavic-Callaghan, Katherine Seguino
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby STEP UP for physics talk with Katherine Seguino
Poster session
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory APS keynote talk by Donna Strickland
2:30 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory Plenary talk by Thushari Jayasekera
3:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Sponsor talks
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Coffee break
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Loomis Laboratory Lobby Conference photo
4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory Plenary talk by Giulia Galli
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 204 Loomis Laboratory Games in Interaction Room
6:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Alice Campbell Center Banquet dinner

CUWIP2022 is proud to host LabEscape, an APS- and NSF-funded science-based escape room developed at the Univ. Illinois (want to know more — here’s a fun article in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/science/escape-room-lab-physics.html). World-renowned quantum physicist Professor Alberta Pauline Schrödenberg desperately needs your help — the fate and security of the entire world (and more importantly, her funding!) hang in the balance. You'll have less than an hour to search her lab, solve mind-blowing puzzles to reveal clues, and hopefully find a way to escape! The goal of LabEscape, in which all the puzzles involve various physics phenomena, e.g., polarization, blackbody radiation, magnetism, etc., is to show that science can be useful and accessible, as well as beautiful and fun. So create a team of 4-7 Agents (or join someone else's) and sign up below. But hurry — LabEscape ‘sold out’ at the last events it was offered.

Sign-up for LabEscape

Physics Outreach at Illinois through New Technologies (POINT) is an ICASU (Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe) project aimed at generating interest in physics for middle school and high school students through virtual reality (VR).

This project includes two major goals: incorporating VR headsets and existing science demonstrations into outreach programs and developing further simulations to explain fundamental physics (specifically gravity).

Sign up to try on a VR headset and experience the simulation we will be showing to students.



Sign-up for POINT VR

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Time (CT) Location Event
    Breakfast at hotel
8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory Plenary talk by Lisa DeBeer-Schmitt
8:45 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.   Parallel Session III
  144 Loomis Laboratory Physics frontiers: National lab careers
Elizabeth Goldschmidt, Rebecca Holmes Sandoval, Katie Huff, Yulia Maximenko **
  143 Loomis Laboratory Opportunities for international students
Nicolas Dunn, Ujaan Purakayastha 
  136 Loomis Laboratory Maintaining good mental health while in school & imposter syndrome workshop
Gabriela E. Vargas
  158 Loomis Laboratory Addressing microaggressions in research environments
Teryl Brewster
  147 Loomis Laboratory Medical physics panel
Laura Aumen, Rojano Kashani, Zheng Feng Lu **
9:35 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.   Coffee break
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.   Parallel Session IV
  158 Loomis Laboratory Work-life balance workshop
Yulia Maximenko
  144 Loomis Laboratory Industry careers panel
Elizabeth Killelea, Julia Spina
  143 Loomis Laboratory Applying to graduate school panel
Nina Bielinski, Lance Cooper, Sarah Hagen, Devyn Shafer
  136 Loomis Laboratory Maintaining good mental health while in school & imposter syndrome workshop
Gabriela E. Vargas
  147 Loomis Laboratory Transitioning from community college to a 4-year college
Britt Carlson, Casey Moore
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory Plenary talk by Aida El-Khadra
1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 141 Loomis Laboratory Farewell & closing remarks by Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.   Coffee break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.   Writing workshop with Celia Elliott

** indicates a session part of the virtual APS conference

CUWIP2022 is proud to host LabEscape, an APS- and NSF-funded science-based escape room developed at the Univ. Illinois (want to know more — here’s a fun article in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/04/science/escape-room-lab-physics.html). World-renowned quantum physicist Professor Alberta Pauline Schrödenberg desperately needs your help — the fate and security of the entire world (and more importantly, her funding!) hang in the balance. You'll have less than an hour to search her lab, solve mind-blowing puzzles to reveal clues, and hopefully find a way to escape! The goal of LabEscape, in which all the puzzles involve various physics phenomena, e.g., polarization, blackbody radiation, magnetism, etc., is to show that science can be useful and accessible, as well as beautiful and fun. So create a team of 4-7 Agents (or join someone else's) and sign up below. But hurry — LabEscape ‘sold out’ at the last events it was offered.

Sign-up for LabEscape

Physics Outreach at Illinois through New Technologies (POINT) is an ICASU (Illinois Center for Advanced Studies of the Universe) project aimed at generating interest in physics for middle school and high school students through virtual reality (VR).

This project includes two major goals: incorporating VR headsets and existing science demonstrations into outreach programs and developing further simulations to explain fundamental physics (specifically gravity).

Sign up to try on a VR headset and experience the simulation we will be showing to students.



Sign-up for POINT VR