March Meeting ’23 – Mahala’s Perspective

A woman gives thumbs up next to a placard.

A woman smiles with a large plate of pancakes
For those unable to enjoy the traditional Las Vegas activities, here is my take: fulfill your childhood dreams instead. Have dessert for breakfast.

I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite moment during my trip to the APS March Meeting in Las Vegas. I was there to experience as many things as possible, morning to night. My motto became “I know I’m not going to sleep while traveling, so I’m embracing the adrenaline instead.” However, the most exciting moment occurred at the conference itself, where I was surprised by an invitation to publish my work after my talk!

Mahala Wanner, Ohio University 2024
Sunrise over buildings
A woman stands in front of a large pink chandelier.

My second day in Vegas began with a lovely view of the sunrise, and ended with an exploration of the strip, where I found every magpie’s dream: a two-story chandelier.