APS Bridge Program

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Rooms: Marriott Salon A&BConference Room AConference Room BConference Room C

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Marriott Hotel, Greenbelt, MD
5:30 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Heavy hors d'oeuvres / Reception
7:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Introduction to Project - Theodore Hodapp (APS)
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Plenary: Expanding America's Science and Technology Pipeline: Academic Innovation and Inclusive Excellence: Peter Henderson (Senior Advisor to the President, UMBC)
Friday, June 28, 2013
American Center for Physics, College Park, MD
8:00 a.m. Shuttle buses leave Greenbelt Marriott for ACP
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Welcome and conference overview, Kate Kirby and Theodore Hodapp
8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Opening Plenary: What more do I need besides grades, test scores, and the right courses? William Sedlacek (University of Maryland)
9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Bridge program logistics: Progress monitoring, selecting research advisors, course selection, and mentoring : Summer Ash (Columbia), Keivan Stassun (Vanderbilt and Fisk), Çagliyan Kurdak (University of Michigan)
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Parallel sessions:

Research on mentoring: Chris Pfund (University of Wisconsin); Chair: Monica Plisch (APS)

Parallel sessions:

Building Community: Student Study Groups, Social Events, Department Environment: Mandana Sassanfar, Summer Ash (Columbia); Chair: Brian Beckford (APS)

Parallel sessions:

Generating Administrative and Faculty Support: Keivan Stassun (Fisk/Vanderbilt), Jonathan Pelz (Ohio State); Chair: Theodore Hodapp (APS)

2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Student Panel, Reflections on Bridge Experiences. Discussant: Summer Ash (Columbia University)
Students:
Erick Andrade (Columbia), Desmond Campbell (Fisk/Vanderbilt), Sergio Cantu (MIT), Alexander Moncion Baez (Michigan)
3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Parallel Sessions:

Faculty and Administrators: What are the major research and evaluation questions cogent to increasing diversity in physics graduate education? Geoff Potvin (Clemson)

Parallel Sessions:

Students: How to be a successful mentee: Chris Pfund (University of Wisconsin)

 
5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Reception
5:45 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Plenary: Stereotype Threat and the Psychology of Achievement Gaps: Causes and Solutions to Student Underperformance: Valerie Purdie-Vaughns (Columbia University)
8:00 p.m. Buses back to hotel
Saturday, June 29, 2013
American Center for Physics, College Park, MD
7:45 a.m. Shuttle buses leave Greenbelt Marriott for ACP
8:15 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome back
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Panel discussion on admissions, Selecting students for success: Admissions criteria and their correlation with later measures of success: Casey Miller (USF), Brent Bridgeman (ETS)
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Parallel Sessions:

The MIT Biotechnology Biology Bridge Program: an example of partnership between academia and industry: Mandana Sassanfar

Parallel Sessions:

National Alliance for Doctoral Studies in Mathematical Sciences: Philip Kutzko (University of Iowa)

 
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Architect’s Panel: Big picture issues to take from this meeting and move forward: Dina Stroud, Çagliyan Kurdak, Ed Bertschinger; Chair: Theodore Hodapp (APS)
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Evaluation and wrap up: Chair: Theodore Hodapp (APS)
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Lunch