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CEU Meeting Schedule

The CEU program (CEU19) will run in parallel with the Annual Fall Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical Society.

This schedule contains events of interest to CEU students including from the DNP program and events scheduled with CEU students in mind. For a full schedule of events please use the Bulletin of the APS.

List of talks by people who will be at the Graduate School Information Tables (pdf) version

Monday 14 October

3:00 - 4:30 pm
5:00 - 6:30 pm

Plenary I
Plenary II
Salon 3/4
6:30 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception Grand Foyer
Tuesday 15 October
8:30 - 9:00 am Mentor Meeting (for Mentors only) Salon 6
9:00 - 10:00 am CEU Group Meeting Salon 3
~ 9:45 am Meet the Mentors - CEU students and mentors first meeting Salon 3
12:30 - 2:00 pm Poster set up Salon 4
2:00 - 3:48 pm Session GA: Alternative Career Paths for a Nuclear Physicist Salon 1
4:00 - 5:45 pm CEU Poster Session Salon 4
6:00 pm CEU Group Picture TBA
7:00 - 8:30 pm Women in Science Social (additional fee & advance notice needed) Portofino
8:00 - 9:00 pm CEU Ice Cream Social Salon 3
Wednesday 16 October
9:00 - 10:00 am CEU Applying to graduate School - Mark Caprio (Univ. of Notre Dame) Handout/Worksheet (pdf) Salon 3
10:15 - 11:15 am

CEU Nuclear Seminar I
Ania Kwiatkowski (TRIUMF) - High-precision nuclear experiments using ion traps

Salon 3
12:30 - 2:00 pm CEU Graduate School Information Session Salon 4
2:30 - 3:30 pm

CEU Nuclear Seminar II
Bob McKeown (JLab) Nuclear Physics at Jefferson Lab: From Quarks to Neutron Stars

Salon 3
7:00 - 9:30 pm

DNP Banquet with speaker Sylvester James Gates
(Addition fee applies)

Grand Foyer / Grand Ballroom
Thursday 17 October


  10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Session SN: Undergraduate Research Session I

Salon K
  10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Session SE: Undergraduate Research Session II

Salon 5


CEU19 Timeline

  • July 24 - Application review begins
  • ~ August 21 - Student acceptance/award notification
  • September 10 - Student registration deadline (via special email link) -- CEU students will pay the early registration fee if registering via this link
  • October 14 - 17 - DNP Conference
  • December 14 - Travel Reimbursement deadline

Local Details

More specific information can be found in the DNP newsletter (pdf)

CEU19 Mentoring

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.

CEU19 Application Instructions

CEU19 Applications are now closed. Please apply in 2020.

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 in the NEW undergraduate session category no. 17 on the DNP submission form. (Note: Students who wish to present an oral presentation in their topical session must submit their APS abstract by July 1.) 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.

Please submit your poster/oral abstract to the APS before filling out the CEU Application <Closed>. Your application is not complete until you have filled out both the APS abstract and the CEU application.

Target Date:  All application materials must be received by Wednesday, July 24, 2019. 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. 

  • All undergraduate students are welcome to attend CEU events, however, only students accepted into the CEU program will present at the CEU poster session. If your abstract is not accepted into the poster session there will be an option to convert your abstract into an oral presentation in the special undergraduate oral session.
  • You should register with the link emailed to your account on file.  Do not register with the link on the DNP website.

CEU19 Eligibility

If you have a research project in nuclear science and are enrolled as an undergraduate student in the fall 2019 semester you are welcome to apply for admission into the CEU program. At this time, funding is only awarded to students who are enrolled in a US institution of higher education even if the research presented was conducted outside of the US.