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2018 - Hawaii

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DNP 2018 Fall meeting (HAW18)

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Big Island, Hawaii
October 23 - 27, 2018

The Annual Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society will be held jointly with the nuclear physicists of the Physical Society of Japan (JPS), the CEU program (CEU18) will run in parallel. Students should plan on attending the plenary session on Wednesday morning. The CEU poster session will be in the afternoon on Friday, October 26.

Post Conference

CEU18 Timeline

  •  August 01 - Application review begins
  • ~ August 29 - Student acceptance/award notification
  • September 12 - Student registration deadline (via email link)
  • October 23 - 27 - DNP Conference
  • December 23 - Travel Reimbursement deadline

Local Details

  • All undergraduate students are welcome to attend CEU events, however, only students accepted into the CEU program will be part of the CEU poster session.
  • You should register with the link emailed to your account on file.  Do not register with the link on the DNP website. Accepted CEU participants will need to register and pay the registration fee by September 12, 2018. If you are unable to attend, please use this form or email Dr. Lesher.
  • The main DNP webpage HAW18 contains detailed information about the venue and travel around the island. This includes a discounted rate for a shuttle from Kona Airport to the hotel.
  • The Physics GRE will be offered in Hilo on October 27th >shown here<. You must register at the ETS website to take the exam. This exam, transportation to/from the exam, and the registration fee is not covered by the DNP fees. The CEU program is not organizing any part of the GRE. Seats are very limited so please make sure you have a seat before confirming your participation in the CEU program. <NOTE> I believe this site is now full. There are other sites in Hawaii you can check as flights between the Island are inexpensive.

CEU Meeting Schedule

This schedule contains events of interest to CEU students including from the DNP program and events scheduled with CEU students in mind.

Applying to Graduate School Information:
Workshop Worksheet
Application Checklist


  October 23  
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.   DNP Opening Reception Hilton Lagoon Lanai


  October 24  
9:00 - 10:30 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Plenary Session I
Plenary Session II
Mentor Meet up (Mentor's only)
CEU Group Meeting I & Meet Mentors
Hilton Monarchy Ballroom
Hilton Monarchy Ballroom
Hilton Monarchy Ballroom
Hilton Monarchy Ballroom
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.   CEU Seminar I
Reina Maruyama - Yale University >Slides<
Neutrinos and Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay
Hilton Monarchy Ballroom


  October 25  

8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 - 10:00 a.m.


Women in Science Social (Registration Required)

Applying to Graduate School
Jolie Cizewski - Rutgers University >Slides<

Waikoloa Coffee in Ocean Tower

Hilton Monarchy Ballroom

12:30 - 2:15 p.m.   Graduate School Information Session Hilton Monarchy Ballroom
6:00 - 6:45 p.m.   CEU Student / Mentor Social Hilton Monarchy Ballroom (note, room change from paper schedule)


  October 26  
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.  

CEU Seminar II
Brad Sherrill - Michigan State University/NSCL
How Many Kinds of Atoms are Possible in Nature? >Slides<

Hilton Monarchy Ballroom
12:30 - 2:00 p.m.   DNP Awards Lunch (optional) additional fees apply  
12:15 - 1:15 p.m.   Poster Placement Grand Promende
2:00 - 3:45 p.m.   CEU Poster Session Grand Promende
3:45 p.m.   CEU Group Picture Grand Staircase
4:00 - 5:45 p.m.   DNP Business Meeting  
6:30 p.m.   Luau (optional) additional fees apply  

CEU18 Mentoring - New for 2018

Graduate students and postdocs can use this form to volunteer and help CEU students navigate the conference experience. More information can be found on the form. Please email Shelly Lesher with any questions. Students will have the option to request a mentor on their application.

CEU18 Application

All application materials can be found under the Forms link on the sidebar.

Students who have already presented their project at a CEU poster session or with advance projects are encouraged to submit an abstract for a DNP oral presentation with the regular July 02 deadline. Funding for undergraduates with oral presentations will be considered as funding and space permits. Please fill out the CEU application and indicate you submitted an oral abstract.

Priority may be given to junior and senior students and those who have not previously attended a CEU conference.

Target Date:  All application materials must be received by Wednesday, August 01, 2018. Complete applications (including both CEU application and APS abstract) submitted by this date will receive full consideration. However, we will continue to accept applications until all positions are filled. NOTE: We are no longer taking applications for the 2018 CEU conference.