The FIP reception took place on Tuesday, March 15 in Baltimore Hilton Labtrobe ball room from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
The recpetion was attended by ~ 60 international participants, and was a great success. Representatives of OCPA, including Prof. Dongping Zhong (Ohio State; OCPA Secretary), and Prof. Xuan Gao (Case Western; OCPA Vice Chair Communication Committee), were in attendance. Several international organizations were given time speak and present Awards, after Dr. Amy Flatten (APS Director of International Affairs) spoke about the mission and activities of the APS FIP. In addtion to OCPA, the Korean Society, and Iranian Society spoke. There was also a sizable contigent of Turkish participants. It was truly an international gathering.
Regarding OCPA and its consituency, several ethnically Chinese physicists based outside of the US and Canada were elected 2015 APS Fellow. The full list, as well as those from the US and Canada, a available on the OCPAWEB site (http://ocpaweb.org/home/). In particular, Prof. Yugang Ma (SINAP, Shanghai) was on hand to receive his fellowship certificate and pin (please see photo).
During the OCPA Awards ceremony, I spoke about the mission and main activities of OCPA, as wll as the upcoming OCPA9 conference in Beijing (July 17-20, 2017 with a High School Program on July 16). I invited all to come to Beijing. In addition, I spoke on the goal to connect with international physics and astronomy organizations.
OCPA Award winners were all in attendance to receive their award plaques and check. These include OYRA (Macronix Prize) winners, Prof. Lu Li (Michigan) and Prof. David Shih (Rutgers), and AAA (Robert T. Poe Prize) winners, Prof. Yu-Gang M (SINAP) and Prof. Qing-Feng Sun (PKU). Please see attached photos, courtesy Prof. Dongping Zhong.
Photo 1: From right: APS Director of International Affairs Amy Flatten, OCPA President Albert M. Chang, Association of Korean Physicists in America President Young-Kee Kim, and Iranian-American Physicists Group Network President Farbod Shafiei.
Photo 2: Yugang Ma receiving his 2015 APS Fellow certificate from Reception host, Young-Kee Kim (U Chicago; President, Association of Korean Physicists in America).
Photo 3: OCPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award OYRA (Macronix Prize) winner Lu Li receiving his Award from OCPA President Albert Chang.
Photo 4: OCPA Outstanding Young Researcher Award OYRA (Macronix Prize) winner David Shih receiving his Award from OCPA President Albert Chang.
Photo 5: OCPA Achievement in Asia Award AAA (Robert T. Poe Prize) winner Yu-Gang Ma receiving his Award from OCPA President Albert Chang.
Photo 6: OCPA Achievement in Asia Award AAA (Robert T. Poe Prize) winner Qing-Feng Sun receiving his Award from OCPA President Albert Chang.