Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please note that Cumberland Mountain State Park is in the Central Time Zone.


Friday, March 4th, 2016

4:00 PM          Check-In at Cumberland Mountain State Park

6:00 PM          Invited talk by Dr. Nadia Fomin, UTK and ORNL

7:00 PM          Dinner (provided)

8:00 PM          Team Logic Puzzle Competition


Saturday, March 5th, 2016

8:00 AM          Breakfast (provided)

9:00 AM          Invited talk by Dr. Steven Johnston, UTK, on x-ray scattering

10:00 AM        Break

10:15 AM        Break Out Sessions

11:00 AM        Hike (moderate difficulty, ~3 miles)

12:00 PM        Lunch (provided)

1:00 PM          Invited talk by Dr. Anthony Mezzacappa, UTK and ORNL,                                         Director of the Joint Institute for Computational Sciences

2:00 PM          Break

2:15 PM          Intro to SPS National Programs

2:45 PM          Intro to SPS Careers Toolbox

3:15 PM          Break

3:30 PM          Student Research Presentations

4:30 PM          Break

4:45 PM          Student Research Posters

5:45 PM          Dinner (provided)

6:45 PM          Invited talk by Dr. Lee Riedinger, UTK,

                              Director of the Bredesen Center

7:45 PM          Break

8:00 PM          Astronomy Lecture and Telescope Viewing by Paul Lewis and                                       David McAllister, UTK

9:00 PM          Campfire / S'mores / Board Games


Sunday, March 6th, 2016

8:00 AM         Breakfast (provided)

10:00 AM       Official Close of Conference