Department of Physics


Opportunities to present your research at local or regional conferences and events  Fall 2018

American Physical Society (APS) Prairie Section meeting

Illinois section of the American Association of Physics Teachers

  • The ISAAPT sponsors two conferences each year.
  • The fall meeting is directed towards high school teaching, and will be held at Illinois State Univ. in Normal, IL, on October 26 and 27. This will be a joint meeting with the Wisconsin section.
  • The spring meeting features a Student Research Symposium, and will be held at College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn, just west of Chicago), date TBD
  • Fall 2019, Joliet Junior College (joint with the Chicago section)
  • Spring 2020, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

2018 LSMCE Annual Conference

  • The 2018 Annual LSMCE Research Conference, will be held October 19, 2018, at the Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center , and is hosted by IUPUI and Ivy Tech Community College and sponsored by the NSF. The location is in Indianapolis, Indiana.
  • Students, faculty, and administrators actively involved with Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) are encouraged to submit their research or scholarly work.
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  • See Dr. Araya for more information about this conference.

Argonne Undergraduate Research Symposium

Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP)

2018 SACNAS The National Diversity in STEM Conferences

  • The 2018 SACNAS Conference will be held October 11-13, 2018, at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.   (Oct. 12 is WIU’s Fall Break day.)
  • The Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics & Native Americans in Science has been active since 1973.


Meetings in spring 2019


  • Honors Council of the Illinois Region - Feb. – date & place TBD
  • Graduate Research Conference - early March in the WIU Union
  • APS March Meeting - March 4-8 in Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC), Abstract Submission Deadline: October 26, 2018
  • APS March Meeting - April 13-16, 2019  Denver, CO Venue: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Abstract Submission Deadline: January 7, 2019
  • Science Research Day will be held on the first Friday of April here at WIU. Last year it was in the Student Recreation Center but may move.
  • Illinois State Academy of Science - April 5 & 6 at Bradley University
  • Undergraduate Research Day - WIU Union ballroom - third Wed. of April
  • ISAAPT - College of DuPage (Glen Ellyn) - date TBD