SESAP 2011 SESAPS APS
Hotel Roanoke

The 78th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society

Roanoke, Virginia

Wednesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 22, 2011

The meeting will be hosted by The Department of Physics at Virginia Tech at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center.



Special Events:

  • There will be a contest for the "Best Undergraduate Presentation" and the "Best Undergraduate Poster". Students who wish to enter the contest should click here.

  • A Mentoring Workshop held by Monica Plisch of the APS will take place on Thursday afternoon.

    Abstract:
    How do you effectively mentor individuals at different stages of their careers? Are you ready to address the NSF's new requirement about mentoring post-docs in your next proposal? Can you learn to become a more effective mentor through training? Scientists often are not prepared for their crucial role of mentoring the next generation. Based on a research mentor seminar developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and modified for physics by the American Physical Society, this workshop is designed to help you start to become a more effective mentor.

  • There will be a panel discussion on "The Under-Represented Majority" on Friday afternoon. The panelists are Theda Daniels-Race from LSU; David Ernst from Vanderbilt; Ronald E. Mickens from Clark Atlanta; and Christine Nattrass from UT-Knoxville. An attached poster contains their bios. To submit a question for one of the panelists, please click here.

  • Our banquet speaker on Friday evening is Ron Mickens, who will discuss his book on the life of Edward Bouchet, the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in physics from a US institution (1876).

The local organizing committee:

Prof. Leo Piilonen
Prof. Michel Pleimling
Prof. Beate Schmittmann

The program committee is chaired by:

Dr. Roxanne Springer

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University 
Physics Department, Robeson Hall (0435), Blacksburg, VA 24061 
Phone: (540) 231-6544; Fax: (540) 231-7511