AGENDA

January 21 - January 23, 2022

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 21

3:00PM - CHECK IN AT HOTEL

You may check in to your hotel starting at 3pm on Friday. Your room assignments will be sent to you via email in December.

4:00-6:00PM - OPTIONAL CAMPUS TOURS

Starting at 4pm, if you arrive on campus before 6pm, we will be providing MakerSpace and lab tours on Tulane's Uptown campus.

6:00-6:30PM - WELCOME RECEPTION

The Welcome Reception will be held in the Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC). Dinner will be served at 6:30pm.

7:00-8:00PM - FEATURED SPEAKER: DR. KIMBERLY FOSTER

The featured speaker who will kick off the CUWiP at Tulane will be Dr. Kimberly Foster, Tulane's Dean of School of Science and Engineering. See more information about her on the Speakers Information Page.

8:30-9:30PM - SOCIAL ACTIVITY ON CAMPUS

TBD

8:30-10:00PM - SHUTTLE TO HOTEL

Shuttles will run from 8:30-10:00pm from Uptown campus to the hotel.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 22

8:15AM - BREAKFAST

Participants who are staying in a hotel, there is hot breakfast available at your hotel. For local participants, breakfast food will be provided on campus.

*Shuttles will begin running at 8:00am. 

9:00AM - STEP UP SESSION

For students who are interested in a career in teaching, this is the session for you! Presented by APS.

9:20-10:05AM - PROF. SKILLS BLOCK

Possible topics include:

  • How to Apply to Research Opportunities, Internships, and Jobs 

  • How to Manage Your Academic Path: Transferring to a New School and Applying to Graduate School 

  • Transitioning from a 2-year to 4-year School

  • Writing an Outstanding Resume 

  • Navigating Interviews and Negotiations 

10:05-10:35AM - COFFEE BREAK

There will be a coffee break from 10:15-10:45am.

10:35-11:20PM - LIFE SKILLS BLOCK

Possible topics include: 

  • Managing your Work-Life Balance for Better Mental Health and Well-being 

  • How to Find a Great Mentor, and Mentor Others in Turn 

  • Stereotype Threat 

  • How to be an Ally 

11:25-12:10PM - AFFINITY GROUP PANELS

Description coming soon.

12:15-1:00PM - LUNCH

Lunch will be provided at Tulane. We will ensure that all dietary restrictions are accommodated.

1:00-2:30PM - KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. DONNA STRICKLAND

The keynote speaker of our conference will be Dr. Donna Strickland, Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo. This will be streamed virtually through the central CUWiP website. See more information about her on the Speakers Information Page. 

2:45PM - GROUP PHOTO & BREAK

We will take a group photo at a location TBD. Coffee will be provided during this time.

3-5PM - CAREER FAIR & POSTER SESSION

Description coming soon. For more information on the poster session, see the Poster Session page.

5:00-5:45PM  - PANELS

Topics: Career Paths Beyond Academia and What to Expect from an Academic Job 

5:50-6:30PM - PANEL

Topic: Ask a Grad Student 

6:30-7:30PM - DINNER

Provided by Tulane at the LBC.

7:30-8:30PM - INVITED SPEAKER

Speaker TBD.

8:30-9:30PM - SOCIAL ACTIVITY (TELESCOPE)

Join us on the rooftop of Jones Hall to see our telescope!

8:30-10:00PM - SHUTTLE TO HOTEL

Shuttles will run from 8:30-10:00pm from Uptown campus to hotels.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23

8:15AM - BREAKFAST

Participants who are staying in a hotel, there is hot breakfast available at your hotel. For local participants, breakfast food will be provided on campus.

**All participants who are staying in the hotel will need to check out before coming to campus. Luggage can be stored on campus.

9-9:45AM - CAREER/LIFE PANEL

Description coming soon.

9:45-10:30AM - CAREER/LIFE PANEL

Description coming soon.

10:30-11AM - COFFEE BREAK

Coffee provided by Tulane.

11-12PM - FEATURED SPEAKER: DR. SHERY WELSH

The featured speaker who will close out the CUWiP at Tulane will be Dr. Shery Welsh. See more information about her on the Speakers Information Page.

12:00-1:00PM - LUNCH, CLOSING REMARKS

Description coming soon.