Congratulations to our students and faculty of the department who presented at the 2018 annual meeting of the APS Far West Section at CSU Fullerton. 14 students co-authored presentations with 5 faculty members; one of the best attendance at the conference! The session chairs and the section leadership were impressed by the quality of presentations. This has become a conference to attend by young scientists from undergraduates to postdocs and by their faculty advisors and mentors. Next year it will be in northern California!