Get Ready for the 2018 SPS Zone 4 Meeting!

Zone meetings bring together students from SPS chapters within geographical zones. They are a fun and effective way for undergraduates to meet other students, present their research, and interact with practicing scientists.

The Zone 4 Meeting will take place April 21-22, 2018 at The University of Maryland campus, where we will be holding a "Celebration of Sustainability," filled with fun and exciting events. Some of these include: Workshops hosted by the UMD Physics Makerspace, Lab Tours focused on green energy and sustainability projects, a Student Poster Session, an Outreach Session from Towson SPS, a genuine Farm to Table Dinner, an On-Campus Sleep-In, and more!

Zone Meeting 2018 Program

Program may be adjusted as needed. More details will be added closer to the event.

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018

9:00am

Registration Opens

 

Location: Physical Sciences Complex Lobby

10:00am

Meeting Welcome (PSC Lobby)

 

Sarah Monk, Associate Zone Councilor

Donna Hammer, UMD Chapter Advisor, Zone 4 Councilor

Stephanie Williams, UMD SPS President

10:30am

Outreach Session presented by Towson University (PSC 2136)

11:15am

Break

11:30am

"Wonderful, Winding Careers in Science" 

 

Dr. Ellen D. Williams

Distinguished University Professor, UMD

Former Chief Scientist, British Petroleum

Former Director of ARPA-E, DOE

 

Location: PSC Lobby

12:30pm

Lunch
 

Location: PSC Lobby

2:00pm

Parallel Workshops: Coding, Community Sustainability, or Sustainable Cooking Workshop

 

Coding Workshop: Led by Orlando Romeo (UMD SPS VP), Brady Easterday (UMD SPS

Treasurer)

Sustainability Workshop: Led by Stephanie Williams (UMD SPS President), John Evans

(Head of Physics Makerspace)

Sustainable Cooking Workshop: Led by Tori Palmaccio (UMD SPS Member), Brady

Easterday (UMD SPS Treasurer)

Location: Toll Physics Building

3:30pm

Break

3:45pm

Sustainable Jobs Workshop

Workshop Lead: Kerry Kidwell-Slak, Assistant Director for SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma.

 

Location: PSC 2136

4:30pm

Chapter Sustainability Workshop

Workshop Lead: Sarah Monk, Associate Zone Councilor, Zone 4 SPS

 

Location: PSC 2136

5:15pm

"The Effect of Human Activity on Atmospheric Composition"

 

Dr. Ross Salawitch

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center
University of Maryland, College Park

Location: PSC 3150

6:30pm

Dinner

 

Location: PSC Lobby

7:30pm

Activity Time

 

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt or Game Night

9:00pm

Movie with popcorn

 

Location: PSC Lobby

10:30pm

Curfew for Sleep-In

 

Location: PSC Lobby

SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2018

8:30am

Breakfast and Poster Session

9:30am

"Connecting with SPS National and what it can do for you"

 

Sarah Monk

Associate Zone Councilor

Society of Physics Students Zone 4

 

Location: Toll 1201

10:00am

Break

10:30am

UMD Nuclear Reactor Tour

12:30pm

Closing Remarks

 

Donna Hammer, Zone Councilor

Stephanie Williams, UMD SPS President

 

Location: PSC Lobby

 

Use the links below for more information

Zone Meeting 2018 Program

Zone Meeting 2018 Program
Program may be adjusted as needed. More details will be added closer to the event.
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Speakers

Speakers
SPS is happy to welcome Dr. Ellen Williams and Dr. Ross Salawitch to the 2018 Zone Meeting.
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Workshops

Workshops
We are happy to present a variety of workshops from the UMD SPS Chapter, the UMD Physics Makerspace, and SPS National
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Movie Night

Movie Night
We will be hosting a movie night on Saturday Night at 9:00pm. If you have a movie preference, please vote in the poll below.
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Sleep-In

Sleep-In
The sleep-in will take place in the lobby of The Physical Sciences Complex and will officially start at 10:30pm at which time the building will be locked down.
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Tours

Tours
 The Zone Meeting will feature tours of some of UMDs cutting-edge facilities working on sustainability efforts.
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Sustainability Scavenger Hunt

Sustainability Scavenger Hunt
Check out some of the awesome sustainability efforts going on at UMD with this Photo Scavenger Hunt!
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