All times are Eastern Time.

Thursday, January 12th - SPIN UP begins


The following rooms will be quiet rooms for the duration of the conference:
Science Center 116
Northwest B107
Jefferson 425

Friday, January 13  

 1:00 PM         Conference Check-In Begins (Science Center Atrium)

 2:00 PM         Lab Tours: Applied Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Physics (Departing from Science Center)

 5:00 PM         Conference Check-In Ends

 5:00 PM         Opening Remarks (Science Center Hall B)

 5:15 PM         Research Talk: Dr. Amy Bower, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (Science Center Hall B)

 6:00 PM         Dinner and Maker Event (Northwest Atrium)

 Saturday, January 14

 8:30 AM         Breakfast and Student Poster Set-Up (Science Center Atrium)

 9:00 AM         Intersectional Feminism and STEM: Prof. Sarah Richardson, Harvard University (Science Center Hall B)        

 9:45 AM         Research Talk: Prof. Kerstin Perez, MIT (Science Center Hall B)

 10:30 AM       Break 

 11:00 AM       Student Talks I (Parallel Sessions) (Science Center B10,105,109,110, 216,304,309A)

 11:45 AM       Lunch and Student Poster Session (Science Center Atrium)

 1:00 PM         Student Talks II (Parallel Sessions) (Science Center B10,105,109,110, 216,304,309A)

 2:00 PM         Keynote Talk Simulcast: Prof. Nergis Mavalvala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Science Center Hall B)

 3:30 PM         Breakout Discussion Sections I

Balancing Work and Family (Jefferson Lab 330)

Beginning Undergraduate Research and Applying for REUs (Science Center SciBox)

Building Community in Your Department (Science Center 113)

Communicating Science (Science Center 111)

Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Your Rights Under Title IX (Science Center 105)

Finding Mentors (Science Center 112)

Graduate Schools Applications (Jefferson Lab 256)

Graduate School: Making the Most of the Experience Panel (Jefferson Lab 356)

Implicit Bias, Imposter Syndrome, and Stereotype Threat (Science Center 110)

Inclusivity and Intersectionality (Science Center 104)

Planning Your Next Steps (Science Center 109)

 4:30 PM         Break (snacks in Science Center Atrium)

 5:00 PM         Breakout Discussion Sections II (Same Topics & Locations as at 3:30) 

 6:00 PM         Break

 6:20 PM         Group photo (Science Center Hall B)

 6:30 PM         Progress and Obstacles for Women in Physics: Prof. Amy Graves, Swarthmore College  (Science Center Hall B)

 7:15 PM         Dinner followed by Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Social Event (Northwest Atrium)


 Sunday, January 15

 8:15 AM         Breakfast (Science Center Atrium)

 9:00 AM         Research Talk: Prof. Jenny Hoffman, Harvard University (Science Center Hall B)

 9:45 AM         Panel: Academic and Non-Academic Career Opportunities (Science Center Hall B)

 11:45 AM       Lunch with Speakers, Panelists, Industry Fair Participants, and Harvard Faculty Members (Northwest Atrium)

 1:00 PM         Industry and Graduate School Fair (Northwest Atrium)

 3:00 PM         Closing Remarks, Student Talk and Poster Prizes, Fill Out Post-Conference Survey (Northwest Atrium)

 3:15 PM         Wrap up with SPIN UP participants (Northwest TBD)




Jefferson Lab is located at 17 Oxford St. Cambridge MA 02138.

Northwest is located at 52 Oxford St. Cambridge MA 02138.

Science Center is located at 1 Oxford St. Cambridge MA 02138.