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Professor Xuemei May Cheng has made significant service contributions to the Physics Department, Bryn Mawr College, and the greater scientific communities. Furthermore, as a scholar and educator, she feels obligated to pay back to the general communities through educational outreach, especially to those under-resourced groups.

2019 Science in Park
"Science in the Park", April 2019

Service to the Physics Department:

Research mentor: 40 undergraduate students, 5 graduate students, and 3 postdoctoral fellows

Chair of the Physics Department (2016-2018, 2020-2021)

Director of Graduate Studies in Physics (2010-12, 2013-14, 2018-2019)

Web steward for multiple years

Faculty advisor of Society of Physics Students (SPS) Bryn Mawr Chapter  (2019-2020, 2022-2023)

Service to the College:

Dean of Graduate Studies (2021-present)

STEMLA faculty mentor (2022-present)

International Coordinating Council (2021-current)

Committee on the Undergraduate Curriculum, (2018-2020)

Committee on Nominations (Spring 2021)

Graduate Council, Bryn Mawr College, (2011-2014, 2018-2019)

MakerSpace Advisory Council (2018-2020)

Service beyond the College :

Elected Board Member, the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA) (2018-2020)

Elected Users' Executive Committee Member, the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory (2017-2020)

Elected Steering Committee Member, the Advanced Photon Source Users Organization, Argonne National Laboratory (2014-2017)

Co-organizer, 2018 AALAC Workshop "Digital fabrication and making at Liberal Arts Colleges", Wellesley College

Session Chair, APS March Meeting (2018, 2017, 2014), MMM (2016)

Panelist and Reviewer for NSF, DOE, and AAAS since 2011

Reviewer for journals: Physical Review Letters, Physical Review Applied, Applied Physics Letters, Scientific Reports, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Applied Surface Science, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

Reviewer for general user proposals for the Center for Nanoscale Materials of Argonne National Laboratory (2016-present)

Co-organizer for "BRYN UP", a science education program with a mission of bringing science to young people through the BRYN UP YouTube channel, as well as class visits to local middle schools. (2020-current)

Organizer for an educational outreach exhibit for the Philadelphia “Science in the Park” with Bryn Mawr graduate and undergraduate students involved (Clark Park, April 2019)

Organizer for an educational outreach exhibit booth in the Philadelphia “Science Carnival” with Bryn Mawr undergraduate students involved (Penn’s Landing, April 2017)

Invited speaker for “Physics Wonder Girls Camp” organized for Philadelphia middle school girls (2016)

Workshop Leader for “Extend Your Horizon” and “Catalyst” for Philadelphia middle school girls (2010-13)

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