PHYSICS OF LIVING SYSTEMS STUDENT RESEARCH NETWORK (PoLS SRN)

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Brief Description

NSF's Physics of Living Systems (PoLS) program funds networking activities among graduate students and educators working on the physics of living systems. This trans-institutional student research network (SRN) includes a variety of activities to encrouage regular interactions between students and faculty at participating institutions. For more information, see pols.ucsd.edu

The PoLS SRN includes or will include the following activities:

  • Annual meetings
  • Luncheons at conferences network participants attend
  • Video meetings or presentations
  • PoLS student research exchange visits

2012 PoLS annual meeting, Yale University

The second annual PoLS SRN meeting will be held at Yale University, July 10-13, 2012. It will feature a one-day symposium sponsored by the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute for Biological, Physical and Engineering Sciences as the kickoff event on July 10th. The rest of the days will feature research presentations and a group outing (see schedule below).PoLS students will have the option to present a poster at the Sackler Symposium (this will be independent of the internal PoLS poster session). If you want to present a poster at the symposium, you will be able to indicate this when you sign up for housing.

Participants: Students and faculty from UCSD/Rice, Princeton, Yale, UIUC, University of Maryland, Harvard, and Georgia Institute of Technology will be attending the 2012 annual meeting plus iPoLS representatives.

Tutorial Download: There was a fair amount of interested in having Dr. Jeff Moffitt's tutorial "Microfulidics: Physics and Biology" avilable online. So, if you are interested, you can download it here.


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Housing

Graduate students will be housed on campus, in double rooms.

Please use the link below to register online. This will secure your housing and will serve as your registration for the Symposium on July 10th. You will be able to indicate what dates you will need housing for and, if you have one, who your preferred roommate is.
Registration link for students: http://www.regonline.com/physicsofliving

Make sure you register before June 20th.

Faculty will be staying at the Omni Hotel in New Haven and will not need to use the online sign-up sheet. They should make reservations directly with the hotel.

The hotel is 0.9 miles from Kroon Hall (where the symposium will take place), roughly a 20 minute walk. Please see map and info here.
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Costs associated with PoLS meeting & reimbursements

Graduate students

The cost per student for the entire meeting (arrive July 9th, depart July 12th) including registration, breakfast, lunch and lodging is $330. We will invoice home institutions for this amount for students not supported by PoLS. Dinner with the Sackler Symposium speakers (Tuesday, July 10th)will be covered by Yale's Raymond and Beverly Sackler Institute. Wednesday dinner will be in local restaurants in New Haven and will be an out of pocket expense ** see General Reimbursement below

Students must let Doro Noble know their 3 top chocies for speakers to have dinner with by June 20th (unfortunately Albert Libchaber will not be able to stay for dinner, all other speakers will).

Faculty

The cost per faculty for the entire meeting (arrive July 9th, depart July 12th) including registration, breakfast and lunch is $120. We will invoice home institutions for this amount for faculty not supported by PoLS. Dinner on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th will be in local restaurants in New Haven, which will be an out of pocket expense. ** see General Reimbursement below


General Reimbursement

If you (student or faculty) are being reimbursed by Yale's PoLS program, you will receive a per diem to cover your Tuesday and/or Wednesday dinners and will be reimbursed for travel.

Make sure you keep all the original receipts associated with your travel. For airfare, you will need to send your boarding passes + receipt/itinerary OR credit card statement + receipt / itinerary.

If you are not a US Citizen, you will need to send a copy of your passport information page and the visa entry stamp (I-9 card?).

You will need to fill out a check request form (download the check request form here) in order to get reimbursed. The form should include the name of the person getting reimbursed. For example, if you are a student but your airfare was paid for by your department's business office, the adniminstraor in the office would fill out this form to be reimbursed for the airfare (multiple, if bought tickets for multiple students) and the student would fill out a separate form to be reimbursed for ground transportation, such as a taxi or a shuttle, and the per diem rate for food (you will not need to turn in your food receipts).

Please mail all materials associated with reimbursement (receipts, ticket stubs, credit card statement-if applicable, see above) to the address below, before August 1st.

Department of Physics
Attn: Daphne Klemme, PoLS SRN
Yale University
P.O. Box 208120
New Haven, CT 06520-8120

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Travel to New Haven

Air

Fly to Bradley International Airport (BDL) and take CT limo to Phelps Gate at Yale in New Haven

OR

Fly to La Guardia (LGA) and take a cab to Grand Central Terminal, then take MetroNorth to New Haven and a cab from the station to the Omni hotel.

OR

Fly to La Guardia (LGA) and take CT limo to Phelps Gate at Yale in New Haven.

OR

Fly to JFK and take NY Airport Services Bus to Grand Central Terminal, then take MetroNorth to New Haven and a cab from the station to the Omni hotel.

Train

Take Amtrak (or Metro North from NYC) to New Haven and a cab to the Omni Hotel.

Yale Campus Map

General transportation options around Yale

Visitor Parking
You can also park on the street, although during the day most places in the immediate vacinity are metered during the day. All Yale lots are open for anyone to park in after 4pm on weekdays. There are also several parking garages in New Haven, see New Haven's Parking Autority website. The Omni Hotel has parking available in a garage underneath the hotel.

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Schedule

FOR A DETAILED SCHEDULE, WITH TALKS, ETC. PLEASE CLICK HERE

July 10 Sackler Symposium, 8:30 am - 6pm, Kroon Hall

July 11-13, Bass 305


If you have any questions, e-mail dorottya.noble(at)yale.edu


Sackler Symposium Schedule