Student Events

HPS Speed Networking

Monday, 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Annapolis 1-2

Join the HPS Mentorship and Student Support Committees for the fourth annual Speed Networking event!
We're delighted to host this dynamic and engaging activity to connect students and early career professionals with more experienced individuals within the HPS. Please stop by after the Exhibit Hall Luncheon on Monday, July 24 for an opportunity to meet other HPs who share your interests, find a new mentor/mentee, seek out the bright new talent in our field, exchange business cards, or all of the above! Everyone is welcome at this event.

HPS Discord

Come join the Health Physics Discord for board games and connect with your colleagues! Feel free to bring your own games or play some of ours, including Settlers of Catan, Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate, Hanabi, and CDC’s “This is a T.E.S.T. CRC”. The Health Physics discord server was originally started as a way for folks studying for Parts 1 and 2 of the CHP exam to share study tips and resources. As people have passed the exam, the server has grown into a small community of health physicists sharing news and job postings, getting advice, and talking about HP topics. Join the Discord at:

Student Orientation (for student travel grant workers)

Saturday, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Annapolis 4

If you are a student worker, be sure to attend this orientation session to get all of the details on your conference work assignments!

Student Kick-off Reception

Sunday, 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Azalea 3

Join the Student Support Committee to kick off the start of the annual HPS conference! This community-building session is sure to provide ample opportunity for students to interact with peers from other schools as well as recent graduates, early career professionals, academic program representatives, and other industry experts.

Quiz Bowl

Sunday, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Magnolia 2

The Quiz Bowl is a great chance to exercise your Health Physics muscles! Students and young professionals, meaning those yet to become a CHP, are encouraged to participate. The questions will range from “You should know this” to advanced, with some fun trivia mixed in. You can sign-up as an individual (to be grouped at the event) or as a team of 3 – 4 at the door or in advance by emailing

Student Lounge

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Azalea 3

The Student Support Committee is excited to announce that we will have a student lounge space available Monday through Wednesday evenings! Come meet students from other schools, plan an outing, play games, or just chat and relax!

Challenging Health Physics Questions (CHPQ)

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
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

Student Support Committee Meeting

Tuesday, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Do you want to be more involved in the HPS and the Student Support Committee? We could always use volunteers to help plan and run our events, come up with new ideas to engage and support HPS student members, and act as student representatives of the Society. Our committee meeting is open to all who want to get involved or students who would like to become a committee member!

HPS Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Woodrow Wilson A

Don't miss out on an amazing lunch (it’s included in your registration!) and recognition of all of the HPS award recipients.