Program

Friday, April 26, 2024


Start: 9 am
End: 5:30 pm

9 – 10am – Poster Session 1 – Coffee – NCSA Atrium/Lobby

10am – 12:30pm – Session 1: Plenary – Prof. Nico Yunes, ICASU Director – NCSA Auditorium

  • 10:00am – Opening remarks — Prof. Joaquin Vieira
  • 10:05am – Science Talk — “Astrophysics and Me: Looking Back While Looking Up”, Prof. Stuart Shapiro, Physics and Astronomy
  • 10:40am – Science Talk — “Unlocking the Cosmos: The Synergy of AI and Astronomy”, Prof. Xin Liu, Astronomy
  • 11:00am – Alum Talk, Dr. Amy Bender, Argonne
  • 11:30am – Geospatial Science — “Looking Down from the Sky”, Prof. Shaowen Wang, Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UIUC
  • Noon – Alum Talk — “The AstroFest RAGstract Service: Generative AI for Abstract Q&A”, Dr. Gary Foreman, Google

12:30 – 1:30pm – Lunch – NCSA Atrium/Lobby

1:30 – 3:00pm – Session 2: Lightning Talks – NCSA Auditorium

3:00 – 4:00pm – Poster Session 2 – Coffee – NCSA Atrium/Lobby

4:00 – 5:30pm – Session 3: Parallels

  • How to Get Into Grad Schools, David Vizgan, U. Illinois – NCSA 1040
    • Veronica Dike, U. Illinois
    • Alexandria Tucker, U. Illinois
    • Maggie Verrico, U. Illinois
  • Life After Grad School, Dr. Arran Gross, U. Illinois – NCSA Auditorium
    • Dr. Amy Bender, ANL
    • Dr. Gary Foreman, Google
    • Dr. Robert Gruendl, NCSA/Astronomy
    • Dr. Lisa Young, U. Illinois
  • Faculty Strategic Discussion, Prof. Charles Gammie – NCSA 1030