OSAPS/AAPT/SPS 2019

The College of Wooster hosted the 2019 Spring Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS, now called the Eastern Great Lakes Section – EGLS), in conjunction with the Ohio Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (OSAAPT) and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Zone 7, with the theme “Frontiers in Nonlinear Science”.

Spacetime Coordinates

2019 March 29-3040.8111° N, 81.9336° W, 330 m 
Friday-SaturdayThe College of Wooster, Wooster OH 44691, USA

Logistics

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Schedule

Optional PDF files to download: Two-page schedule and program

Friday (Details at APS website)

10:00am 
1:00 pm
OSAPS Executive Committee Meeting (Ruth W. Williams Hall 289, Carlson Family Conference Room)
10:00am 
5:00 pm
Registration (Ruth W. Williams Hall, Knowlton Café)
1:00 pm 
1:15 pm
Welcome Address: Sarah Bolton, President, The College of Wooster (Wishart Hall 001, Lean Lecture Hall)
1:15 pm 
2:00 pm
Plenary Talk: Stephen Morris, University of Toronto, Consider the Icicle (Wishart Hall 001, Lean Lecture Hall)
2:00 pm 
2:45 pm
Plenary Talk: Swara Ravindranath, Space Telescope Science Institute, Galaxies across cosmic time – What shapes galaxies and their evolution? (Wishart Hall 001, Lean Lecture Hall)
2:45 pm 
3:00 pm
Coffee Break (Wishart Hall)
3:00 pm 
3:45 pm
Plenary Talk: Richard Field, University of Montana, The Luck of Good Timing in Science: 60th anniversary of the Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction (Wishart Hall 001, Lean Lecture Hall)
3:45 pm 
4:30 pm
Plenary Talk: Taviare L. Hawkins, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, Updates in Microtubule Mechanics (Wishart Hall 001, Lean Lecture Hall)
4:30 pm 
4:35 pm
Group Photo (Ruth W. Williams Hall, Knowlton Café)
4:35 pm 
5:00 pm
Coffee Break (Ruth W. Williams Hall, Knowlton Café)
4:35 pm 
5:20 pm
Kiril A. Streletzky, Zone 7 Councilor, Cleveland State University, Info session about SPSΣΠΣ, and PhysCon 2019 (Severance Hall 135)
5:00 pm 
6:30 pm
Poster Session (Ruth W. Williams Hall 140)
6:45 pm 
7:30 pm
Banquet Dinner (Kittredge Hall)
7:30 pm 
8:30 pm
Public Plenary Talk: John Pojman, Louisiana State University, Order Out of Chaos: How Molecules Can Organize Themselves (Kittredge Hall)
9:00 pm 
10:30pm
SPS Physics Race (Taylor Hall 111)

Saturday (Details at APS website)

8:00 am 
9:30 am
APS and AAPT Registration and Continental Breakfast (Ruth W. Williams Hall, Knowlton Café)
8:30 am 
9:15 am
Plenary Talk: Stéphane Coutu, Penn State University, Experimental Particle Astrophysics (Ruth W. Williams Hall 060, Gault Lecture Hall)
9:15 am 
9:30 am
Coffee Break (Ruth W. Williams Hall, Knowlton Café) AAPT Business Meeting (Ruth W. Williams Hall 045, Martha C. Chase Classroom)
9:30 am 
11:00am
AAPT Session: Jeremy Secaur, Elyria High School, The Step Up 4 Women program (Ruth W. Williams Hall 045, Martha C. Chase Classroom)
9:30 am 
11:00am
APS Contributed Talks in Parallel Sessions:
1: Applied Physics & Materials Science (Severance Hall 238)
2: Astro & Particle Physics (Severance Hall 135)
3: Condensed Matter & AMO (Ruth W. Williams Hall 260)
4: Bio, Computational, & Education (Ruth W. Williams Hall 160)
11:00am 
11:15am
Coffee Break (Ruth W. Williams Hall, Knowlton Café)
11:15am 
12:00pm
Plenary Talk: Tom Greenslade, Kenyon College, Bringing Early Physics Apparatus and Demonstrations into the Twenty First Century (Ruth W. Williams Hall 060, Gault Lecture Hall)
12:00pm 
12:15pm
Closing Remarks (Ruth W. Williams Hall 060, Gault Lecture Hall)
12:15pm 
1:00 pm
Lunch (Ruth W. Williams Hall, Knowlton Café)

Registration

  • Participants need to register via the APS websiteOnline registration will be available during the conference via the APS website
    (no Friday banquet or Saturday lunch).
APS members$60
Non-members$70
High school teacher/retired/student$0

Presenter Information

  • Poster
    Posters should be vertical, 3 feet wide by 5 feet high or smaller. We encourage you to hang your posters using the provided magnets early Friday afternoon and to stand by your poster during the poster session. If possible, please keep your poster hanging through the end of the conference on Saturday.
  • Talk
    Talks should be presented using video projection from your personal laptop or other mobile device. Please bring a VGA or HDMI adaptor. All contributed parallel talks will last 12 minutes plus 3 minutes for questions, including time for projection switch over. Plenary talks will last 40 minutes plus 5 minutes for questions.
  • Undergraduate Poster Award
    An award ($100) for outstanding undergraduate poster presentation will be presented at the banquet. The posters are judged during the poster session with the criteria of poster design, clarity of presenter responses, and evidence of best practice in concordance with the norms of the field. More information can be found on here.
  • Student Travel Support
    Students who are making presentations as first authors may apply for travel support from OSAPS. Applications are due by March 22, 2019. The application form can be found here.

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