May 21 – 25, 2018
US/Eastern timezone

Junior Researcher Workshop (May 21-22)

Junior Researcher Workshop

The Junior Researcher Workshop is open to graduate students and postdocs and will be held on May 21-22, prior to and at the same venue as the main conference. This portion of the meeting consists of students and postdoc research presentations, as well as professional development workshops.


  • Overviews (25 mins+5 mins): Introductions to Nuclear Theory, Nuclear Experiments, Theoretical Astrophysics, and Observational Astrophysics
  • Contributed talks (12mins +3 mins)

Professional Development:

  • Scientific Writing
    (Mark Caprio, UND)
  • Grant Writing
    (Sarah Nerenberg and Yvonne Chang, Proposal Development Consultant for Higher Education, Environmental Non-profits and Local Governments)
  • Publishing in the AAS journals (as an author)
    (Francis Timmes, ASU)
  • Speaking Skills
    (Vinicius Placco, UND)
  • Academic career panel
    Anna Frebel (MIT), Zach Meisel (Ohio), Matthew Redshaw (CMU)
  • Non-academic career panel
    Raman Pfaff (an NSCL alumnus, and founder of ExploreLearning)
    Qian Li (an ND alumna, and an actuarial analyst at Windhaven Insurance )
  • Outreach activities
    (Micha Kilburn, JINA-CEE outreach director, UND)