Important Student Information

ASC will modify the important student information page once a virtual conference platform is selected.

Student Information Desk / Student Registration Desk

A student information desk will be manned to answer questions, provide the latest information on student events, accept resumes for posting, etc. Please stop by during the week if you need assistance.

Sunday through Wednesday – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.* TCC, 2nd Floor
      *Before or after the hours listed above, the On-Site Registration staff is happy to assist you.


Student Program and Activities

Date and Time: To be determined TCC, Room TBD
ASC Diversity in Science and Engineering Event

The Applied Superconductivity Conference has made a commitment to the significance and importance of Diversity and Inclusion. This year our event will invite a panel of speakers and conference participants to address the relevant topics which were collected at our last event. These include: Unconscious bias: building awareness; achieving purposeful integration of this awareness into your professional practice; Communication and conflict management; how to engage others in your organization. Let’s gather and address underlying issues that may be limiting technical growth and affecting recruitment, mentorship, career transitions and other aspects that are deleterious to our focused scientific field. Organizers include Dr. Cathy Foley, CSIRO; Dr. Kathleen Amm, Brookhaven National Lab; and Dr. Sasha Ishmael, Lupine Materials and Technology. Panelists include Dr. Cathy Foley, Science Director and Deputy Director Manufacturing, CISRO, Australia and Kathleen Amm, Division Head and Senior Scientist, Superconducting Magnet, The Superconducting Magnet Division, Brookhaven National Labs.

Date and Time: To be determined TCC, 2nd Floor
Young Scientist Plenary Session

This plenary session is a prestigious opportunity offered to early career scientists in the field of superconductivity. Six candidates are nominated and invited to give a short plenary presentation. The speakers are asked to present a new idea for application, physics breakthrough, new understanding, or eye-opening perspective they are working on and best of all with potential or actual impact for our field. The lineup of speakers will be made available in the coming months.

Date and Time: To be determined  TCC, 2nd Floor
Student Career Lunch Session – for students and rising professionals

Reservations are required to attend this special lunch session to dialog with leading senior scientists and industry leaders on career opportunities and strategies. Student Co-chairs will moderate the session and mentors will be in attendance to answer career questions. Bento box lunches are available for purchase with advance registration.

Date and Time: To be determined TCC, 2nd Floor
Student Paper Contest Oral Sessions  

Finalists in the Student Paper Contest will present their research in this important session, and winners will be presented with monetary awards at the Banquet Dinner on Thursday evening. The extended abstracts from Large Scale, Materials, and Electronics are being evaluated by three panels of judges who are experts in the respective areas, and up to six submissions will be selected as finalists in each category. Finalists will make 15-minute oral presentations, with five minutes to answer questions from the panel and the audience. Judges will evaluate each finalist using (a) the submitted extended abstract, (b) the oral presentation at the Student Competition session, and (c) answers to questions following the oral presentations. Up to three prizes will be awarded in each category. The first, second, and the third prizes in each of the three categories will include a $750, $500, and $250 cash award respectively from the IEEE Council on Superconductivity and an inscribed certificate. In addition, special $500 memorial awards were established: Alexander Shikov award for best paper in the “LTS and HTS Conductors” category, sponsored by JSC “TVEL” and A. A. Bochvar High – Technology Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (JSC VNIINM), and two Victor Keilin awards for innovations in magnet science and technology, and for development of superconducting materials for large-scale applications, sponsored by Friends of Victor Keilin.

Registration is required to attend this session.  Bento box lunches are available for purchase with advance registration.

Monday – 8:00 p.m. Location: TBD
Pubs & Microbreweries  

Put on your comfortable shoes and join ASC hosts to experience the local microbrewery scene on this walking tour. Your hosts will provide the first beverages to get the party started. Check back for further details. Registration is required in advance. Sign up at the Student Information Desk by Wednesday morning to receive your pass. 

Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.   TCC, 2nd Floor
Awards Presentations  

Winners of the Student Paper Contest will be recognized during the Banquet dinner on Wednesday.


Other Activities and Resources (available to all Conference Participants)

Sunday – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  TCC, Riverside
Welcome Reception: Honoring the Life of Archie Campbell
Tuesday – 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. TCC, Exhibit Hall
Exhibitor Reception
Wednesday – 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
TCC, Ballroom BC