Society of Physics Students - Zone 18 Meeting

The 2013 Zone 18 Meeting will be held at Sacramento State on Saturday, April 20th, with a special public lecture on the evening of the 19th.



Friday Evening - Special Public Lecture

Prof. Natalie Batalha will be giving a free public lecture at 7:30PM  titled "Beyond the Cradle:  Kepler's Search for New Worlds" on the evening of Friday the 19th for those who arrive early enough. This talk will be at a more "general public" level than her talk on Saturday. On Friday evening (6PM - 10PM), there will be complimentary parking in Parking Structure 2 for those attending this talk. The talk is in the University Union's Redwood Room. We'll have a registration table there for SPS Zone Meeting Attendees.

Saturday - Main Program

All events on Saturday will be held in Mendocino Hall Room 1015. The closest parking lots are Lot 2 and 4. Parking permits are required and can be purchased at one of the numerous yellow boxes on campus. The permit is valid in any student and faculty/staff spot on the weekend. It is not valid in residence hall spaces.

8:00 - 9:00

Registration / Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome / Introductions

9:30 - 11:00

"Kepler: NASA's Exo-earth Census"

Prof. Natalie Batalha
NASA Ames / San Jose State University
Kepler Mission Co-Investigator

11:00 - 12:00

"SPS Programs"

Prof. William DeGraffenreid
President, Sigma Pi Sigma
Sacramento State

Prof. Brooke Haag
SPS National Council
Hartnell Community College

12:00 - 1:30


1:30 - 3:00

"Professionalism Workshop"

Prof. William DeGraffenreid

3:00 - 4:30

Topic: A Physicist In The Animation Industry

Mr. Henry Garcia
Pixar Animation Studios

4:30 - 5:30

Poster Session

This may be done in parallel with lunch depending on the number of submissions

5:30 - 6:00

Open Forum

Area Hotels

Larkspur Landing - We have a block of rooms held at a discount. Studio suites are $84 + tax, two bed suites are $104 + tax. Ask for the Sac State Zone Meeting. Reservations must be made by 3/29 to get this rate. 916-283-0543.

Motel 6