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"Traveling Back in time"

A Physics & Astronomy Alumnae reunion & Symposium



The weekend is meant for us to reconnect with alumni and vice versa, and to give our current majors and minors the chance to interact with and learn about our alumni and their accomplishments post-Smith.  Last but not least, the main motivation for holding it this year is that it coincides with the retirement of three dear members of the department.  We will celebrate and recognize 65 years of combined service and commitment to the physics department by Malgorzata Pfabe, Piotr Decowski, and Jurek Pfabe, and wish them well as they retire.

Eighteen alumnae from the classes of 1991-2009 will be attending.  They have had interesting careers launched by their physics and astronomy undergraduate preparation.  The research talks cover astronomy, physics, medical physics, chemical engineering, and mathematics.  Don't miss the sound bites and panel discussions!

Note: Meals are available only for those who have sent in a RSVP by Friday, April 1.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Note:  All events take place in McConnell Hall, except for Sunday brunch.

11.30 a.m. Welcome in foyer
12-1 p.m. Lunch
in foyer
1-1.15 p.m. Opening Remarks in Auditorium 103
1.15-2.15 p.m.  Session I talks in Auditorium 103
Chair: Anna Boehle ’11

2.15-3.15p.m.  Sound Bites in Auditorium 103
Chair: Elizabeth Boulton ’11

Several alumnae has agreed to give 3-4 minute sound bites on their career paths since graduating from Smith.

3.15-3.30 p.m. Break
3.30-5.00 p.m. Session II talks in Auditorium 103
Chair: Catherine McGuinness ’11

5.45-7.30 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment in foyer

The department will share its favorite physics demos, and current students will present original, amusing works.

After dinner: Telescope viewing on roof, weather permitting.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

8.40-9 a.m.   Bagels, coffee and juice in foyer
9-10.30 a.m. Session III talks in McConnell B15
Chair: Haley Dell’Orso ’11

10.30-10.45 a.m. Break
10.45-11.30 a.m.  Panel Discussion: Questions to Alumnae from Current Students
Chair: Elizabeth Boulton ’11 

11.30 a.m. Sunday Brunch & Reminiscences at Chase/ Duckett dining hall


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Session I
1.15-2.15 p.m.
Auditorium 103

Session II
3.30-5.00 p.m.
Auditorium 103

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Session III
9.00-10.30 a.m.
McConnell B15