The Texas Section of the American Physical Society (TSAPS),
AAPT and Zone 13 SPS (Society of Physics Students) joint meeting took place at
UTB during October 10-12, 2013. There were close to 200 participants from all
over the state. The local organizers were Dr. K. Martirosyan (Chair), Dr. M.
Rakhmanov, Dr. V. Questchke, Dr. A. Touhami, Mr. R. Stone and Dr. C. Torres. This is the first time UTB was
selected by the Texas Section of APS to host the meeting. The sessions included
nine topical sessions covering all areas of physics, the plenary and the poster
sessions, and the workshop for students called "Industrial Careers for
Physicists." Among the invited speakers were Robert Curl (Nobel
laureate, Chemistry 1996), Barry Barish (Director of the International Linear
Collider), and Ray Baughman (Director of the MacDiarmid Nanotech Institute).