2014 (Washington, D.C.)

1 Location and Dates

The NSF AAPF symposium is scheduled to take place in Washington, D.C., on the afternoon
of Saturday, January 4 and for the full day on Sunday, January 5, 2014. The symposium
immediately precedes the winter AAS meeting. These dates provide a convenient time for
astronomers to attend both the AAS meeting and the symposium. Both the NSF AAPF
symposium and the AAS winter meeting will be held at the Gaylord National Resort &
Convention Center, National Harbor, MD.

2 2014 NSF AAPF Symposium (tentative) Schedule

Listed below is the (tentative) schedule for this year’s symposium. Times may be subject to
slight modification.

Saturday, January 4, 2014
1:00 Welcoming Remarks
Ed Ajhar (NSF)
1:15 Talks by Fellows
Nicholas Moskovitz, Kat Barger, Regina Jorgenson, Tom Essinger-Hileman
2:15 Discussion Panel 1: “Big Topics in Astronomy: Pressing Scientific Problems for
the Next 5-10 Years”
Panelists: Frank van den Bosch, Christy Tremonti, David Weinberg
3:15 Coffee Break
4:00 Talks by Fellows
Jason Nordhaus, Kelly Denney, Doug Watson
4:45 Saturday Science Keynote
David Weinberg (Ohio State)
5:45 Program Conclusion
7:00 Symposium Dinner

Sunday, January 5, 2014
9:00 Talks by Fellows:
Aaron Geller, Janet Colucci, Tomer Tal
9:45 Coffee Break
10:15 Discussion Panel 2: “How to be a Successful Mentor”
Panelists: Raja GuhaThakurta, Andrew Zentner, Kelle Cruz
11:15 Talks by Fellows
Kerstin Perez, Jonathon Pober, Britt Lundgren
12:00 Lunch
1:30 Education Keynote
Mark SubbaRao (Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum)
2:30 Talks by Fellows
Daniel Grin, Jonelle Walsh, Gail Zasowski
3:15 Coffee Break
3:45 Discussion Panel 3: “Alternative Career Paths”
Panelists: Ali Vanderveld, Adam Becker, Mark SubbaRao
4:45 Sunday Science Keynote: John Johnson (Harvard, former AAPF)
5:45 Closing Remarks
3 Organizing Committee

Committee Co-Chairs:

• Doug Watson (KICP/University of Chicago)
• Regina Jorgenson (University of Hawaii)
• Tomer Tal (UC- Santa Cruz)