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Connecting Students with Materials Research

Upcoming Events

June 26-28, 2016

CUR Biennial Conference 2016 –  University of South Florida (USF), Tampa, FL

The 2016 CUR National Conference provides an opportunity for faculty, administrators, staff, academic and community partners, and policy-makers to share individual and collaborative investigations, either interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary, in local, national and international contexts, and to showcase models of   undergraduate research activities at all types of higher education institutions. In addition, the conference features nationally-recognized keynote speakers who provide insight into current national/global trends and related fields of interest.

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July 16-20, 2016

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting

Go on an unforgettable and intellectual journey with some of the best and brightest in physics education. Over a thousand people will participate in thought-provoking talks, and learn about new physics technology with days full of brilliant live speakers.

The 2016 Summer Meeting will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center with workshops at California State University, Sacramento.>

The main conference hotel is the Sheraton Grand Sacramento

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Past Events

November 30, 2015

Quantum Design is proud to announce that it has joined the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) as an affiliate member. CUR is a national organization, founded in 1978 and representing over 900 colleges and universities, with a mission to support and promote high-quality undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship. CUR hosts an undergraduate research poster session on Capitol Hill, produces a Quarterly journal, and provides special Institutes on undergraduate research and faculty development as well as a bi-annual national conference. Quantum Design is excited to participate in this upcoming conference, as well as other dialogues that are held throughout the year, to better understand how our curricula and equipment can contribute to the promotion and support of undergraduate research.

July 22 – 24, 2015

ALPhA BFYII – University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
ALPhA, the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association, will hold the Second Conference on Laboratory Instruction: Beyond the First Year (BFY II) of College at the University of Maryland, Wednesday, July 22 - Friday, July 24, 2015, immediately preceding the 2015 AAPT Summer Meeting.

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July 25 – 29, 2015

AAPT Summer Meeting – University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
The American Association of Physics Teachers will hold their summer meeting at the University of Maryland, Saturday, July 25 - Wednesday, July 29, 2015, immediately following the 2015 ALPhA BFYII.

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January 3 – 6, 2015

AAPT Winter Meeting – Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, California
Talks presented at the meeting included:

  • "Developing an Upper Division Lab for Materials Discovery and Characterization" presented by Rick Averitt (UCSD)
  • "Bridging the Gap Between Graduate Programs and Careers in Industry" presented by Stefano Spagna (Quantum Design)

October 18, 2014

Seminar and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For UCSD Physics Department

Quantum Design will provide funding to support state-of-the-art lab equipment and a new physics-based curriculum in the UCSD Physics Department. In honor of the gift, the department of physics hosted an invite-only symposium and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Quantum Design Teaching and Materials Discovery Lab on Saturday, Oct. 18. Speakers at the symposium included Brian Maple (UCSD), James Eckert (Harvey Mudd College), Edward Price (CSU San Marcos), John Neumeier (Montana State University), and Milton Torikachvili (SDSU).

For details on the symposium, click here.

Speaker Presentations

The Science of Teaching Science: Lessons from Physics Education Research (Ed Price, CSU San Marcos - 10MB PDF)