Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
Registration desk will be open at the Holiday Inn between 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
Students who arrive on this day can use the Holiday Inn restaurant to have dinner and put charges on their room (only Wednesday dinner, no alcoholic beverages please!).


Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Nebraska Champions Club

Shuttle Bus Schedule
8:30 a.m. & 8:45 a.m. - Holiday Inn to Champions Club
7:20 p.m. & 7:35 p.m. - Champions Club to Holiday Inn
9:15 p.m. - Holiday Inn to UNL Campus Rec-Outdoor Adventures
10:40 p.m. & 11:40 p.m. - UNL Campus Rec-Outdoor Adventures to Holiday In

8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Registration will be open all day (Nebraska Champions Club)
9:00 a.m.
Welcome Remarks/Meeting Kick-Off
Rebecca Lai
(Conference Chair), Daniel Claes (Chair of the Department of Physics & Astronomy), Matthew Jockers (College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships)
Morning Session I (Session Chair: Rebecca Lai)
9:30 a.m.
Plenary Speaker: Gretchen Campbell (Joint Quantum Institute, NIST/University of Maryland, College Park, MD)
"Superfluid “atom circuits”"
10:30 a.m.
Coffee Break
Morning Session II (Session Chair: Shireen Adenwalla)
10:45 a.m.
Plenary Speaker: Tiffany Santos (Western Digital Corporation, San Jose, CA)
"What’s Next for Magnetic Recording?"
11:45 a.m.
Lindsey Lesh (Bowling Green State University)
"Debye Scattering of Triangular-Shaped Graphene for Comparison with Electron Diffraction Patterns of Graphitic Stardust" 
12:05 p.m.
Namrata Ramani (University of California-Los Angeles)
"Expanding the Voltage Window for Aqueous Electrolytes in Electrochemical Capacitors"
12:25 p.m.
Afternoon Session III (Session Chair: Tim Gay)
1:50 p.m.
Plenary Speaker: Joan Dreiling (National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD)
"Electron Beam Ion Traps and Experiments with Highly Charged Ions"
2:50 p.m.
Madelyn Leembruggen (University of Cincinnati)
"Collapse of Axion Stars"
3:10 p.m.
Coffee Break
Afternoon Session IV (Session Chair: Martin Centurion)
3:30 p.m.
Plenary Speaker: Anne Marie March (Argonne National Laboratory)
"X-ray Snapshots of Molecules in Motion"
4:30 p.m.
Poster Session
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner Buffet
9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Climbing Wall at Campus Rec -- equipment and instruction provided!


Friday, October 28th, 2016
Nebraska Champions Club

Shuttle Bus Schedule
8:30 a.m. & 8:45 a.m. - Holiday Inn to Champions Club
4:45 p.m. & 5:00 p.m - Champions Club to Holiday Inn
6:00 p.m. & 6:15 p.m. - Holiday Inn to Jorgensen Hall
8:45 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. - Jorgensen Hall to Holiday Inn

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration open (Nebraska Champions Club)
Morning Session V (Session Chair: Brad Shadwick)
9:00 a.m.
Plenary Speaker: Sally Seidel (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)
"Discovering New Particles"
10:00 a.m.
Margaret Morris (Brandeis University)
"Elastic Buckling of Rigid Bio-polymers"
10:20 a.m.
Katie Boyce (Rockhurst University)
"The Lithium Depletion Age of the TW Hydrae Association"
10:40 a.m.
Coffee Break
Morning Session VI (Session Chair: Tony Starace)
10:55 a.m.
Gabriella Jordan (Handel Group)
"The Handel Method® Designing An Extraordinary Life as a Woman in Science"
12:25 p.m.
Lunch with UNL faculty
Afternoon Session VII (Session Chair: Ken Bloom)
1:50 p.m.
Sabrina Li (Pomona College)
"Fabrication and Characterization of Inverted P3HT:PCBM Organic Photovoltaic Cells"
2:10 p.m.
Sinem Ergen (University of California-Long Beach)
"Starch-Based 3D Scaffold in Cardiac Tissue Engineering"
2:30 p.m.
Plenary Speaker: Sarah Demers (Yale University)
"Life with the Higgs Boson"
3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break
Afternoon Session VIII (Session Chair: Matthias Fuchs)
3:45 p.m.
Plenary Speaker: Lucie Johannes (NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX)
"Materials & Processes in NASA’s Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle"
4:45 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Dinner - Grill Out, Jorgensen Hall Atrium
Rock Band: Fluffy Psycho Bunnies (featuring members of the physics department)
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Friday Night Talk (136 Jorgensen Hall)
Rebecca Lai (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
"Nanoscience -- Harry Potter Style"
8:30 p.m.
Student Observatory Open Night


Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Jorgensen Hall, Room 136

Shuttle Bus Schedule
8:45 a.m. - Holiday Inn to Hamilton Hall
9:30 a.m. - Holiday Inn to Jorgensen Hall
5:10 p.m. & 5:25 p.m. - Jorgensen Hall to Holiday Inn

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Chemistry lab tours (Hamilton Hall)
9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Physics and NCMN lab tours (Jorgensen Hall)
Morning Session IX (Session Chair: Xia Hong)
11:30 a.m.
Plenary Speaker: Rui He (University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA)
"Raman Spectroscopy of Two-Dimensional Atomic Layers"
12:30 p.m.
Rachel Lukowicz (Doane University)
"A Colorimetric Sensor Array for the Identification and Quantification of Analytes"
12:50 p.m.
Lunch at the Physics Department
Afternoon Session X (Session Chair: Christian Binek)
1:50 p.m.
Plenary Speaker: Christina Wilson (Doane University, Crete, NE)
"The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Graduate School"
2:50 p.m.
Marlene Carla Ndoun (Benedict College)
"Evaluation of Peach Pits as an Alternative Material for the Adsorption of Lead Ions"
3:10 p.m.
Juliana Herran (University of Northern Iowa)
"Effects of Pressure and Strain on Spin Polarization of IrMnSb"
3:30 p.m.
Coffee Break
Afternoon Session XI (Session Chair: Rebecca Lai)
3:45 p.m.
Natalie Page (Rowan University)
"Reactively Sputtered Iridium Oxide Films for Biomedical Electrode Coatings: Microstructural Dependence of the Electrochemical Performance"
4:05 p.m.
Spencer Prockish (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
"Enhanced Piezoelectric Response in the Hybrid Perovskite via interfacing with Ferroelectric Pb(Zr,Ti)O3"
4:25 p.m.
Jenny Banh (Smith College)
"Precise Determination of Interference Filter Pass Wavelengths"
4:45 p.m.
Cynthiya Shrestha (University of New Orleans)
"Preparation and Optimization of Ferroelectric Polymer Thin Film by Spin Coating"
5:05 p.m.
Bus or Walk to Holiday Inn
6:30 p.m.

Conference Dinner at the Holiday Inn (Husker Ballroom)


Sunday, October 30th, 2016