Illinois URM Physics Workshop Series

Graduate students in physics attending Illinois institutions who identify as under-represented minorities (URM) are invited to a virtual workshop hosted by the University of Chicago.  This workshop is designed to help URM graduate students succeed in their career goals, and network with other URM students with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.

First URM workshop group photo

First URM workshop group photo at U.Chicago


3rd Illinois URM Physics Workshop 

Tuesday, November 17, 5pm - 9pm

Virtual workshop, hosted by the University of Chicago

Click here to register, or click here to see a list of current attendees

A zoom link for attendees will be provided at a later date.

Schedule (Presentations here):

  • 17:00-17:30: Introduction with quick icebreaker activities
    • Moderator: Young-Kee Kim, U.Chicago
  • 17:30-18:20: 3' Lightning Presentations by Graduate Students (Part 1)
    • Alex Beach (UIUC), Hugo Becerril Gonzalez (UIC), Nina Bielinski (UIUC), Julian Cuevas-Zepeda (U.Chicago), Luis de Jesus Astacio (UIUC), Asrat Demise (U.Chicago), Rita Garrido Menacho (UIUC), Juan Pablo Gonzalez-Aguilera (U.Chicago), Robeson Graham-Bailey (UIUC)
  • 18:20-18:50: Keynote Presentation
    • Speaker: Prof. Cecey Bester, Swarthmore College
  • 18:50-19:20: Break and Chat
  • 19:20-20:10: 3' Lightning Presentations by Graduate Students (Part 2)
    • Jelani Hannah (U.Chicago), Giancarlo Jusino Sanchez (NW), Jordan Kemp (U.Chicago), Edgar Marrufo Villalpando (U.Chicago), Katrina Miller (U.Chicago), Rachel Nguyen (UIUC), Francisco Restrepo (UIC), Anabel Romero Hernandez (UIUC), Garrett Williams (UIUC)
  • 20:10-21:00: Online Social Activities

2nd Illinois URM Physics Workshop at UIUC


1st Illinois URM Physics Workshop at UChicago