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Student Experiences at Science Conferences

Justin Flaherty

Mar 2 2015

American Physical Society March Meeting

Pavel Shibayev

Jun 2 2015

Conference on Strongly Correlated Topological Insulators: SmB6 and Beyond

Talha Rehman

Oct 13 2016

Fall Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP)

by Donna Hammer, Director of Education and SPS Advisor, University of Maryland

Apr 3 2017