22nd Biennial Conference of the APS Topical Group on Shock Compression of Condensed Matter (SHOCK22)

July 10-July 15, 2022 • Anaheim, California

GSCCM Early Career and Student Symposium

We are proud to announce that SCCM-2022 will feature an Early Career and Student Symposium to be held on Sunday, July 10, 2022, just before the start of the SCCM conference. The symposium is open to students, post-docs, and early-career researchers who have completed their PhDs within the last 5 years. The symposium will feature a full-day scientific program, including oral presentations, rapid-fire talks, and posters from the participants. There will also be a networking breakfast (provided) and networking lunch (provided), which will be attended by invited researchers from the national labs and academia. The symposium will offer a virtual component for attendees. Symposium agenda and details of the virtual component will be posted soon!

Symposium Registration and Financial Assistance

The Early Career and Student Symposium is open to students, post-docs, and other early-career scientists who have completed their Ph.D. within the last 5 years. To register for the symposium, please fill out the symposium registration form. Every attendee must complete the registration form. There is no registration fee for the symposium. However, we do encourage attendees to participate in an oral presentation, rapid-fire talk, or poster session.

A limited number of financial assistance is available for all attendees to cover the cost of conference registration and partial travel costs. A conference registration fee waiver and up to $500 for travel costs may be awarded per person, as funding permits.

To be eligible for financial assistance, participants MUST submit (1) the symposium registration as mentioned above, (2) email a current resume, and (3) email a letter of support from their supervisor. Letters of support should be sent directly to Lana Stekovic and Belinda Pacheco.

Deadline for travel assistance applications: April 4th, 2022.

Abstract Submission

The abstract submission for only the Early Career and Student Symposium is found within the symposium registration link given above. Please note that all attendees are required to submit an abstract for the symposium, separate from the SCCM conference abstract submission. While you may submit different abstracts to the symposium and conference, you are welcome to submit the same abstract to both.

Please indicate on your abstract submission whether you would prefer to give an oral presentation, rapid-fire talk, or a poster presentation. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes in duration, and due to time constraints, only a limited number of oral presentations can be accommodated. “Rapid-fire” talks will be 5 minutes in duration and will be held at the same time as the poster presentations. Oral presentations and rapid-fire talks will be selected based on technical merit, readability of the abstracts, and relevance to the sorting categories.

Deadline for abstract submission: April 4th, 2022.

Symposium Awards

All presentations at the symposium will be judged, and an outstanding oral presentation, rapid-fire talk, and poster presentation will be awarded and recognized during the SCCM conference. Criteria for awards will include both technical/scientific and presentation aspects. Further details coming soon!


For questions regarding the Early Career and Student Symposium and travel assistance, please contact Lana Stekovic or Belinda Pacheco