APS March Meeting 2010
Energy Research Opportunities Workshop
Sunday, March 14, 2010
8:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Oregon Convention Center
Overview and Goals
This one-day workshop was for graduate students and postdocs highlighted the contributions physics-related research can make towards meeting the nation’s energy needs in environmentally friendly ways. It was aimed at young physicists who are concerned about the environment and who would like to find ways to use their scientific and quantitative skills to help meet the challenges that the world faces.
The workshop featured plenary talks by leaders in the field of energy research. After an overview talk, there were six talks on different cutting-edge research areas. Each talk was aimed at the level of physics graduate students who are not experts in energy research. The goal of the workshop was to provide information to physics graduate students and postdocs on how they can contribute to energy and environmental solutions while doing exciting scientific research.
APS received a grant from the Department of Energy for financial support for this workshop. Some travel expense assistance was made available. Reception sponsored by Journal on Renewable and Sustainable Energy.