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IAEA/APS CUWiP 2022

Europe/Vienna
WebEx (Virtual Event)

WebEx

Virtual Event

Description

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The IAEA and American Physical Society (APS) have established cooperation in the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) 2022. 

The American Physical Society (APS) Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP) are three-day regional conferences for undergraduate physics majors. The purpose of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

IAEA has partnered with APS CUWiP and will host webinars featuring both IAEA and CUWiP talks on careers for women in nuclear, plasma and accelerator physics, including Keynote Speaker Dr Donna Strickland, a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo and one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018, and highlights from the IAEA Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme.

The programme will revolve around two main themes: Learn & Connect – focusing on nuclear, plasma and accelerator physics:

    • Opening
      • 1
        IAEA Opening Remarks
        Speaker: Rafael Mariano Grossi, IAEA Director General
      • 2
        APS Opening Remarks
        Speaker: Erika Brown, APS Diversity Program Lead
    • Learn I - Women in Physics | Talks
      • 3
        Women in Nuclear, Then and Now
        Speaker: Melissa Denecke (Director, Division of Physical and Chemical Sciences, IAEA)
      • 4
        Science and Advocacy: Shaping Lives in Physics

        https://evc.ucsd.edu/about/meet-the-executive-vice-chancellor.html

        Speaker: Elizabeth Simmons (Executive Vice Chancellor, Distinguished Professor of Physics, UC San Diego, USA)
      • 5
        The Day the Beetle Taught Me How to Innovate

        https://www.if.ufrgs.br/~barbosa/

        New ideas are born in the life experience. Therefore, diversity, having people with different backgrounds working together around a problem, is central for solving the problems of the world regarding health, water, energy, environment and wealth distribution. However, women are only 30% of the scientists and 13% of the physicists.

        In this talk we show evidence of the lack of female representation in physics and particularly at leading positions. We also bring data how diversity means efficiency and how we can create this diversity by empowering women through equity and empathy.

        We also present a real example of how looking for the unusual in nature allowed a scientist to build a new idea for helping to obtain more clean water.

        Speaker: Marcia Barbosa (Director of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, Full Professor of Physics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
    • Connect I - IAEA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP)

      https://www.iaea.org/about/overview/gender-at-the-iaea/iaea-marie-sklodowska-curie-fellowship-programme

      The IAEA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme was launched in 2020 to help increase the number of women in the nuclear field. This presentation will highlight the achievements of the programme one year on.

      Maria Naydenova, IAEA
      Inna Rodina, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, USA
      Xiaoluo Wang, CSNSM - Université Paris-Sud, France

      Convener: Maria Naydenova (Department of Nuclear Energy, IAEA)
    • Connect II - What is it like to intern at a U.S. Department of Energy National Lab? - The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) and Community College Internship (CCI) programs: What is it like to intern at a U.S. Department of Energy National Lab? - The Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) and Community College Internship (CCI) programs

      https://science.osti.gov/wdts
      Allison Truhlar
      Jennifer Meza
      Christina Nelson
      Arturo Dominguez
      Thia Keppel

      Are you an undergraduate student interested in gaining first-hand research or technical experience in the areas of energy sciences, nuclear physics, plasma physics, or accelerator research? Then this session is for you! Come learn about two internship opportunities available through the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists - the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) program and the Community College Internships (CCI) program. Panellists will include former SULI and CCI interns, a DOE National Laboratory research scientist with experience mentoring interns, and National Laboratory program staff.
      WDTS lab-based internship programs are opportunities for 2- and 4-year college and university students to discover science and technology careers at the DOE National Laboratories and gain the experience needed to transition from intern to employment. Under the mentorship of scientists and engineers at DOE laboratories, SULI and CCI interns engage in real-world research and technical projects, respectively, that advance solutions in areas including materials sciences, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, quantum information science, machine learning, nuclear and renewable energy, fusion energy R&D, accelerator technology, environmental management, and advanced manufacturing. Both programs are stipend-based and available in the Spring, Summer, and Fall terms.

      Conveners: Allison M. Truhlar (Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy) , Ping Ge (Office of Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy)
    • Virtual Tour Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

      Shannon Swilley Greco, Science Education Senior Program Associate, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA

      Join Zoom Meeting: https://pppl.zoom.us/j/96511772804?pwd=SklnUlczbWxjOG5uK1dMSWQvR2c0UT09

      Meeting ID: 965 1177 2804

      Passcode: PPPLTour

    • Learn II - Women in Physics | Talks and Q&A
      • 6
        The Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Nuclear Science: Research Highlights and My Career Path

        https://www.davidson.edu/people/michelle-kuchera

        Speaker: Michelle Kuchera (Assistant Professor, Davidson College, USA)
      • 7
        A Journey to Build a Sun on Earth

        https://www.wm.edu/as/physics/people/fulltimefaculty/mordijck_s.php

        Speaker: Saskia Mordijck (Assistant Professor of Physics, College of William and Mary, USA)
      • 8
        Nuclear Chemistry: Fundamental Science Serving Society

        https://cyclotron.tamu.edu/sherryjyennello/

        Speaker: Sherry Yennello (Director, Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, USA)
      • 9
        Q&A
    • 5:00 PM
      Break
    • Connect III - Introduction to ITER

      https://www.iter.org/

      Convener: Shira Tabachnikoff ( Internal & Stakeholder Relations Manager Communication, ITER Organization)
    • CUWiP 2022 | Keynote (Watch at: https://youtu.be/-v0EMT-qbaE)

      Watch at: https://youtu.be/-v0EMT-qbaE
      Donna Strickland is a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo and is one of the recipients of the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 for developing chirped pulse amplification with Gérard Mourou, her PhD supervisor at the time. They published this Nobel-winning research in 1985 when Strickland was a PhD student at the University of Rochester.

      Strickland earned a B.Eng. from McMaster University and a PhD in optics from the University of Rochester. Strickland was a research associate at the National Research Council Canada, a physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a member of technical staff at Princeton University. In 1997, she joined the University of Waterloo, where her ultrafast laser group develops high-intensity laser systems for nonlinear optics investigations.

      Strickland served as the president of the Optical Society (OSA) in 2013 and is a fellow of OSA, SPIE, the Royal Society of Canada and the Royal Society. She is an honorary fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Institute of Physics and an international member of the US National Academy of Science. Strickland was named a Companion of the Order of Canada.

      Convener: Donna Strickland (Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Canada (Nobel Prize in Physics 2018))
    • Learn III - Women in Physics | Career Panel

      https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-swilley-greco-94728180
      https://www.ansto.gov.au/education/resources/connect-anstos-women-stem
      http://www.elettra.eu/PEOPLE/index.php?n=GiulianaAquilanti.HomePage
      https://www.nature.com/nphys/editors

      Conveners: Giuliana Aquilanti (Head of XAFS and XRF beamlines, Elettra - Synchrotron Trieste, Italy) , Rebecca Auchettl (Accelerator Physicist, Australian Synchrotron, ANSTO, Australia) , Shannon Swilley Greco (Science Education Senior Program Associate, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory, USA) , Stefanie Reichert (Senior Editor, Nature Physics, Germany)
    • Connect IV - The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics: Master’s in Medical Physics Program

      https://www.ictp.it/programmes/mmp.aspx

      Renato Padovani, ICTP
      Renata Longo, Universita’ di Trieste
      Lucia Arana Pena, Guatemala
      Aurelia Lassy Taty, Gabon
      Katrina Caikovska, Latvia
      Naema Al Maymani, Oman
      Shamirah Kirabo, Uganda

      Convener: Renato Padovani (Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics)
    • Learn IV - The Journey in Physics of Three Women from Around the World | Panel

      http://old.jncasr.ac.in/shobhana/

      Shobhana Narasimhan, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore, India
      Rabia Salihu Said, Bayero University Kano, Nigeria
      Jinky Bornales, MSU-IIT, Mindanao, Philippines
      Bulumoni Kalita, Dibrugarh University, Assam, India

      Convener: Shobhana Narasimhan (Professor, Theoretical Sciences Unit, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research)
    • Connect V - Introduction to The Texas A&M University Cyclotron Institute
      Convener: Laura McCann (Cyclotron Institute, Texas A&M University, USA)
    • Virtual Tour DIII-D National Fusion Facility (General Atomics)

      Auna Moser and Elizabeth Rose Starling, DIII-D National Fusion Facility, General Atomics, USA

      Please follow this Zoom link: https://fusion.zoom.us/j/92259066288?pwd=Y21iT3J0UUpQYzZsMHhlNWV6Z1Mydz09

      Meeting ID: 922 5906 6288
      Passcode: 833089