Social Program

Social Program

  • Challenging Health Physics Questions Activity

    Day and Time: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00 am-8:00 am
    Room: Azalea 3

    All are invited to join us each morning of the HPS annual meeting for a collaborative networking activity! Meet colleagues and sharpen your HP problem-solving skills in a small group session hosted by the Mentorship Committee. Teams will compete to solve Challenging Health Physics questions* in a casual setting. Written questions – and solutions – will be provided to participants after the event. This networking mixer is designed to connect individuals of all career stages, from student through retiree.

    *C.H.P. questions were prepared by Deepesh Poudel and Thomas Johnson

  • Washington Nationals Baseball Game

    Day and Time: Tuesday, July 25, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
    Registration Fee: $59
    Minimum/Maximum Participants: 25/90
    Contact: Ed Tupin,
    Registration Deadline: July 10

    Join us for an evening at Nationals Park for a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the Colorado Rockies. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm. Registration includes your game ticket as well as bus transportation to and from the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. The bus will pick up at the Gaylord at 6:00pm. and should arrive at the stadium in time for the presentation of the colors and the singing of the National Anthem. The bus will depart the stadium about 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game, or as soon as all attendees are aboard the bus. Food and beverages at the stadium are the responsibility of the attendee. Stadium information is available at the Washington Nationals website. This site has information on food and beverage options within the park, entry procedures and other useful information for game attendees.

  • Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Show

    Day and Time: Wednesday, July 26, 7:00pm – 10:00pm
    Registration Fee: $7 admission; food and drink not included
    Contact: Gary Chen,
    Registration: CLOSED

    Join us at the Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar, where their world-class musicians will play all your requests and crowd favorites while weaving in improvisational humor. You'll be singing and laughing the night away while making incredible memories. Drinks and a pub-fare menu are offered at this venue. See the Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar website for more details. We will meet at the entrance of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at 6:45pm and walk over to the venue together (approximately 1 block).

  • Tour the Nuclear Ship Savannah (NSS), Baltimore Harbor, MD

    Day and Time: Thursday, July 27, 7:30am - 4:00pm
    Includes: Transportation and Lunch
    Registration Fee: $70
    Minimum/Maximum Participants: 16/32
    Contact: Ed Tupin,
    Registration Deadline: July 24

    The Nuclear Ship Savannah (NSS), a registered National Historic Landmark and the world's first nuclear-powered merchant ship, was launched in 1959 to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy as part of the Atoms for Peace Program. After the NSS completed its mission, the ship was removed from service and the reactor was defueled. Today, all that remains of the nuclear power plant aboard the ship are its systems, structures, and components. The U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Maritime Administration (MARAD), continues to hold a license issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to possess and dismantle a non-operational nuclear reactor and power plant aboard the N.S. Savannah. Once decommissioned, MARAD will determine the future of the Savannah vessel. Additional history about the NSS can be found on the Maritime Administration and N.S. Savannah Association websites.

    The ship is getting closer and closer to being fully decommissioned. While the future of NSS is still to be determined, the Baltimore-Washington Chapter of the Health Physics Society is excited to offer a private tour! This is possibly your last chance to see the NSS in person!

    Logistics: A bus will pick up from and return to the entrance of the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, making the tour experience easy. Because the drive to the NSS is between 1.5-2 hours, we will depart the hotel at 7:30am. Note that the tour of the NSS is completely FREE; the registration fee covers transportation and lunch.