Special Events

Professional Skills Development Workshop for Women Physicists
Saturday, 22 November
08:00 – 16:00
Marriott Marquis – 18th Floor, VIP Meeting Room

Supported by: National Science Foundation
Organized by: APS Committee on the Status of Women in Physics
Contact: Deanna Ratnikova (ratnikova@aps.com)


This workshop is designed to provide women physicists with professional training in effective negotiation and communication skills as well as a special opportunity for networking.

Scientist-Reporter Workshop: “How to Tell Your Science Story”
Sunday, 23 November
12:35 – 13:30
Convention Center, Level 3 - Alcove A
Supported by: Army High Performance Computing Research Center – Stanford University
Organized by: DFD Committee on Media & Science Relations

(Free, Ticketed Event)
TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MVv6g9JNt4tA31M8KE4iaLS7yVLTZj7z3XOaUDxHpYc/edit#gid=0

Want to share your research with the public? Five experts lead a workshop on ways to draw attention to your research. Join science journalist Flora Lichtman, whose work has appeared on NPR, and inThe New York Times and Popular Science; Jason Bardi, writer and Director of Media Services at AIP; Nicole Sharp, a fluid mechanics blogger; Rachel Levy, creator of “Grandma got STEM” and biomechanic David Hu for a workshop on disseminating your research to news outlets. A boxed lunch will be provided for the first 50 to sign up, but you must register before November 17th to receive lunch. After that date, you are welcome to attend but lunch is not guaranteed.

Young Investigator Workshop
Sunday, 23 November
12:35 – 13:30
Marriott Marquis, Club Room
Supported by: Department of Mechanical Engineering – Stanford University
Organized by: Juan Alonso, Stanford University (jjalonso@stanford.edu) and Gianluca Iaccarino, Stanford University (jops@stanford.edu)


Program directors from NSF, AFOSR and ONR will lead a luncheon discussion on their agencies’ programs for early career researchers. To attend this free workshop/lunch, attendees must be registered for the DFD meeting and be eligible for at least one of the awards. Space is limited and attendees are required to signup in advance by completing the registration form online. Eligibility requirements and additional information on the CAREER Program and the Young Investigator Programs can be found at http://tinyurl.com/NSF-CAREER, http://tinyurl.com/AFOSR-YIP, and http://tinyurl.com/ONR-YIP.

F1: Poster Session and F2: Student Poster Competition
Sunday, 23 November
18:15 – 19:00
Convention Center, Level 2 - Lobby (F1) and Level 3 - Lobby (F2)
Student Poster Competition is supported by: ­Department of Mechanical Engineering – Stanford University
Organized by: Matthias Ihme, Stanford University (mihme@stanford.edu) and Ali Mani, Stanford University (alimani@stanford.edu)

Please join us for a beverage at the APS/DFD Poster Session and Student Poster Competition which will be held Sunday prior to the APS/DFD reception. Student posters will be judged and awarded 1st and 2nd prize for “Best Poster” in several categories. Winners in each category will receive awards and be noted in the DFD newsletter. This is an ­opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to enhance their presentation skills and build their professional network. Winners will be announced Monday at 15:25 during the afternoon refreshment break by the Gallery of Fluid Motion video display on Level 3.

APS/DFD Reception
Sunday, 23 November
19:00 – 21:30
Convention Center, Level 1 - Hall
Come visit with colleagues and interact with others in the field at the annual APS/DFD reception. Always a highlight of the meeting, this reception is included in the registration fee for those who register as APS Members, Nonmembers, Graduate Students, and Retired Members. Additional tickets may be purchased for $100 each.

Scientist-Reporter Get-Together With “How to Tell Your Science Story” Workshop Speakers
Sunday, 23 November
19:00 – 21:30
Convention Center, Level 1 - Hall
At the reception on Sunday night, join us for an informal get-together with workshop speakers at a designated table. Feel free to stop by and pitch your story.

Student Lunch
Monday, 24 November
12:50 – 13:50
Marriott Marquis - Golden Gate A Room
Supported by: Army High Performance Computing Research Center – Stanford University
Organized by: Gianluca Iaccarino, Stanford University (jops@stanford.edu)

(Free, Ticketed Event)

Students attending the meeting will have the opportunity to participate in a discussion with an expert on various topics. Each expert will host an informal discussion over a complimentary lunch. Please note:

  • You must be registered for the conference prior to signing up.
  • Space is limited to 8 students per table and available on a first come, first served basis.
  • Interested students must sign up in advance by completing the registration online at: http://web.stanford.edu/~jops/apsdfdlunchform.fb CLOSED. Remaining seats will be available at the On-Site Registration desk.
  • Tickets will be included with your conference materials which can be picked up at the registration desk.
  • You must be at your table by 12:55 or your seat will be released for someone else to use.
  1. Michael Plesniak, George Washington University.
    Bio fluid mechanics, cardiovascular flows, turbulence transport and mixing enhancement.
  2. Tim Colonius, California Institute of Technology.
    Computational methods, acoustics, cavitation, shock dynamics, control theory.
  3. Farrukh Alvi, Florida State University.
    Experimental fluid mechanics, high speed jets, noise, micro-scale flow control.
  4. Nadine Aubry, Northeastern University.
    Microfluidics, electrohydrodynamics, particle manipulation and self-assembly.
  5. Sutanu Sarkar, University of California, San Diego.
    Turbulence, environmental flows, flow simulations.
  6. Neelesh Patankar, Northwestern University.
    Immersed boundary methods, non-newtonian flows, superhydrophobicity, aquatic locomotion.
  7. Jeff D. Eldredge, UCLA.
    Biological flows, acoustics, vortex dynamics.
  8. Andrea Prosperetti, Johns Hopkins University.
    Particle laden flows, multiphase flows, bubble dynamics.
  9. Sandip Ghosal, Northwestern University.
    Nanofluids, biological flows, electrokinetics.
  10. Roberto Verzicco, University of Rome, Tor Vergata – LES.
    Thermal instabilities, vortex flows, computational methods.
  11. Ellen Longmire, University of Minnesota.
    Experimental fluid mechanics, multiphase flows, cardiovascular flows.
  12. Noel Clemens, University of Texas at Austin.
    Flow control, plasma actuators, high-speed flow experiments.
  13. Stephen B. Pope, Cornell University.
    Combustion, turbulence modeling.
  14. George Homsy, University of California, Santa Barbara.
    Porous media, surfactant fluid dynamics, interfaces, chaotic mixing.

Fluids Education Lunch Workshop: Simple In-Class Active Learning Activities
Monday, 24 November
12:50 – 13:50
Marriott Marquis, Foothill G Room
Supported by: Army High Performance Computing ­Research Center – Stanford University
Organized by: Rachel Pepper (rpepper@pugetsound.edu)

(Free, Ticketed Event)
TO REGISTER, GO TO: https://mmalouf.wufoo.com/forms/fluids-education-lunch-workshop-2014/

This workshop will provide an opportunity for fluids educators to discuss topics of mutual interest. Participants will have the chance to both share their successful techniques and learn from others during small group discussion at their tables. We will harvest “Best of the Table” highlights at the end of the lunch so that everyone in attendance comes away with something they can implement immediately in the classroom.

Women in Fluids Networking Lunch
Monday, 24 November
12:50 – 13:50
wichcraft: 868 Mission Street­-Westfield Center (Estimated cost is $20)
Organized by: Margaret Byron (mbyron@berkeley.edu)

(Registration Requested in Advance)
TO REGISTER AND PREPAY, GO TO: http://www.tinyurl.com/DFDlunch
Please register prior to ­November 16th.

Join us for this networking lunch for female students, postdoctoral researchers and faculty. Estimated cost is $20. For late registration, please email mbyron@berkeley.edu (note that late registration may not be ­possible).

Meet the APS Journal Editors Reception
Monday, 24 November
17:30 – 19:00
Convention Center, Level 3 - Lobby

The Editors of the APS journals invite you to join them for conversation and refreshments. The Editors will be available to answer questions, hear your ideas, and discuss any comments about the journals. All are welcome.

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Reception
Monday, 24 November
19:00 – 20:30
Marriott Marquis, Mission Grille Room
Supported and Organized by: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

An open reception for alumni and friends of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (GFD) Program will be held on Monday, 24 November from 19:00 – 20:30 at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis in the Mission Grille room. The GFD program is an interdisciplinary summer program for graduate students that has been held since 1959 at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. It has promoted the exchange of ideas relating to fluid mechanics among many fields, such as oceanography, meteorology, astrophysics, geology, planetary atmospheres, and applied mathematics. Over its 56-year history, the GFD program has produced numerous alumni and touched many junior and senior scientists, and the purpose of the reception is to bring them together along with any other interested parties. Information on how to participate in the program will be provided.

Résumé Help Desk
Sunday – Tuesday (during refreshment breaks)
Convention Center, Level 2 - Lobby
Organized by: Frank Jacobitz (jacobitz@sandiego.edu)

Are you ready to apply for faculty, postdoc and research positions? Members of the DFD experienced in hiring would like to help you out by taking a look at your C.V. and a sample cover letter or research/teaching statements. We can give you tips about most effectively presenting yourself in today’s extremely competitive job market. How will you stand out from hundreds of other applicants? Make sure your résumé isn’t what’s holding you back! The table will be staffed during the refreshment breaks, and there will be a sign-up sheet at the desk for other appointment times.