Grants for Student Participation in the APS-DPP Meeting
APS-DPP Meeting Activities
Note: There will be no travel grants for 2020 since the 2020 APS-DPP Meeting will be virtual! Instead, we offer a Student Participation Grant
. APS-DPP Student Travel Grant
APS-DPP offers a limited number of student travel grants to enable students to attend and present at the DPP annual meeting. Travel grant recipients must be currently enrolled in a high school, undergraduate, or Ph.D. program at a U.S. or international institution and conducting cutting-edge research in plasma physics. More info
Job Fair (Monday — Wednesday)
The APS-DPP Job Fair usually takes place Mon-Wed during the APS-DPP annual meeting. Many opportunities for postdoc, faculty, technical staff, scientist positions, etc. in academia, industry, and national labs are posted at the APS Physics Job Center
Make sure you sign up for an APS Physics Job Center Account (visit https://careers.aps.org/jobseekers/
) ahead of the conference so that you can:
- Upload your resume, CV, and cover letters for your applications.
- Search the Job Fair postings.
- Schedule interviews with potential employers.
- Create a job alert to get email notifications for new job postings.
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Student Appreciation Reception (Tuesday evening)
Student Day (Sunday)
This event, held for the first time in 2019, is a relatively informal "student session" on the Sunday before the start of the APS-DPP annual meeting. The format is an alternating sequence of tutorial talks and research talks --- for students, by students (and postdocs). The goal is to offer graduate students an easier introduction to the annual meeting (which is often overwhelming the first time(s) one attends), a chance to learn the basics about sub-fields not found at their institutions, practice giving talks to a broader plasma physics audience, and an opportunity to connect with other student attendees. The invited talks will be uploaded on the AIP Physics of Plasmas website, as an option to the authors. Details (e.g., when and how to sign up, how to nominate someone for a talk, etc.) are published on the APS-DPP annual meeting website 4-5 months before the event.
Graduate School Fair (Tuesday morning)
Are you an undergrad wondering how and where you can pursue further studies in fusion energy and plasma science? Visit the Graduate School Fair on Tuesday morning, where graduate schools present posters highlighting research opportunities at their institutions.
Town Hall Meeting (Tuesday lunch)
All are welcome to attend the APS-DPP Committee on the Concerns of Students and Early Career Scientists Town Hall Meeting, traditionally held during the Tuesday lunch break of the APS-DPP annual meeting.
This event is a chance for attendees to interview and get advice from those who are more established in their careers. This may, for example, take the form of a Q&A panel or a rotating round table discussion. Topics have included how to choose which sector to seek employment, how to make oneself an attractive applicant, achieving a healthy work-life balance, and managing career transitions. Panelists/speakers are different every year. Recommendations for themes and nominations for panelists are always welcome!
DPP Undergraduate Poster Session (Tues afternoon)
On Tuesday afternoon, APS-DPP holds a poster session dedicated to undergraduates, providing an opportunity for students to present results from summer and thesis research, as well as to meet other students and plasma physicists, such as early career and senior researchers. DPP will present an outstanding poster award to undergraduate students with exceptional presentations during the Student Appreciation Reception.
The DPP Chair hosts a Student Appreciation Reception (traditionally Tuesday evening) for all graduate, undergraduate, and high school student participants of the DPP annual meeting. Student advisors and DPP attendees are also welcome. The reception is a great opportunity to network, unwind, and celebrate your contributions.