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2021 - Boston (Virtual)

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CEU 2021 - Virtual

DNP 2021 poster of downtown Boston

CEU Location

The Conference Experience for Undergraduates is planned to take place in conjunction with DNP 2021 (virtual) October 11 - 14, 2021.  CEU21 will follow the decisions made by the Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) organizing committee. Information can be found on the official DNP2021 website.

Submit your APS Abstract <closed>  and your CEU application <closed>

CEU21 Virtual Poster Format

This year the conference will take place in Gather.Town which aims to replicate an in-person poster session. Posters are uploaded to the site and conference participants will appear when they enter the student’s poster space. Students are required to be at their poster during their allotted time which can be found in the APS Bulletin under either Session GA or Session HA.

CEU21 Timeline 

  • August 02 - Application review begins 
  • August 28 - Decision letters sent (via email) NOTE: please contact us if you did not receive your decision letter
  • September 20 - Early registration deadline via registration link
    • If you are unable to attend, please use this form
  • September 27 - Last day to either register or let us know you are unable to attend
  • October 11 - 14 - Conference in Gather.Town (link will be sent via email)

CEU21 Mentoring

Graduate students and postdocs can volunteer and help CEU students navigate the conference experience <applications closed>. 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.

CEU Meeting Schedule

The CEU program (CEU21) 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.

Monday 11 October ALL TIMES Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
1:30 - 4:00 pm 

Womxn in Science Social
Registration Required

3:00 - 6:30 pm Plenary Sessions
Networking in Gather.Town between sessions
Tuesday 12 October
10:00 - 11:18 am  CEU Group Meeting  Terrace Room
4:00 - 5:15 pm  CEU Research Poster Session I Poster Room East
5:30 - 6:45 pm  CEU Research Poster Session II Poster Room West
Wednesday 13 October
9:30 - 10:30 am  JP. Graduate School Workshop Terrace Room
10:30 - 11:30 am JQ. Nuclear Physics Seminar I - John Hardin (MIT) Terrace Room
12:30 - 1:50 pm KP. Graduate School Fair Graduate School Fair Room
2:00 - 3:48 pm LE. Undergraduate Research Session I Park & Scollay
2:36 - 3:36 pm LP: Nuclear Physics Seminar II - Ramona Vogt (LBNL) Terrace Room
4:00 - 5:48 pm ME: Undergraduate Research Session II Park & Scollay
6:00 - 7:00 pm Networking in Gather.Town
Thursday 14 October
8:30 - 10:18 am PE: Undergraduate Research Session III Park & Scollay
10:30 am - 12:18 pm QE: Undergraduate Research Session IV Park & Scollay


This years CEU program is generously supported by 

Division of Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society

National Science Foundation, Nuclear Physics Program

Department of Energy (Argonne National Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility)


CEU21 Application Instructions

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 01.) 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. Use the "Form" tab on the menu bar to access all the relevant forms.

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. Your application is not complete until you have filled out both the APS abstract and the CEU application. More information can be found under "Forms" in the menu.

Target Date:  All application materials must be received by Monday, August 2, 2021. 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.
  • You should register with the link emailed to your account on file.  

CEU21 Eligibility

If you have a research project in nuclear science and are enrolled as an undergraduate student in the fall 2021 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.