The FRAMS conferences are for researchers working in magnetics primarily in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains (the American states of Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico).  The mission of FRAMS is to foster and enhance interactions and collaborations among geographically separated researchers in different institutions and thereby strengthen the overall magnetics program in the Front Range.  FRAMS also serves as a social and networking event.  Faculty and staff members, including post-doctoral research fellows, make oral presentations on their very recent work, either complete or incomplete.  Graduate, undergraduate, and even high-school students participate in poster sessions. Undergraduate students can learn about opportunities for graduate research, and graduate students can follow leads for postdoctoral positions. This year we will also celebrate the 80th birthdays of Profs. Carl Patton (CSU) and Bret Heinrich (Simon Fraser University) at the FRAMS.

The 7th Front Range Advanced Magnetics Symposium will be held on September 18-19, 2021. It will be in person but also have a virtual option for those who would attend remotely, including participants from outside of the Front Range region.

Registration & Abstract Information

Registration is free and open. Registration now closes on August 7, 2021.
Link to registration.

Covid-19 Information

Visitors are required to wear a mask while indoors.

If a visitor is exposed or tests positive, they are required to report through the COVID Reporter.

Visitors are not required to disclose their vaccine status; this is private medical information. Faculty, staff and students should not ask visitors about their vaccine status. Visitors are not required to screen.

For more information please visit the CSU Covid-19 policy and protocol.

Conference Location

The 2021 FRAMS conference will be located in the Lory Student Center (LSC) Theater on the CSU Fort Collins campus. 1101 Center Ave Mall, Fort Collins, CO 80521.

Parking is free on campus during the weekend. The Engineering and the Morgan Library parking lots are right next to the Lory Student Center.

To get to the Engineering parking lot turn South at the intersection of Laurel and Meldrum. To get to the Morgan Library parking lot head East at the intersection of Shields and Pitkin, turn North onto Meridian Ave, and finally turn East onto Hughes Way. If you are staying at Best Western, you can cross over College Ave, follow the pathway Southwest, which will connect to University Ave, then proceed West until you reach the LSC. If you are staying at the Hilton, you can walk North on Centre Ave, which will turn into a campus pathway, continue North until you reach the LSC.


The program pdf can be accessed here.

There will be 6 poster awards given at the end of Sunday’s activities.

Lunch with Experts!

A “Lunch with Experts” event will be held in Room 322 at 12:00-1:00 PM on September 18.  All students and post-doctoral researchers are welcome to attend this event.  There will be three experts who are: Professor Robert Camley , Professor Axel Hoffmann, and Professor Jinke Tang

WiFi Access

Look for csu-guest in your WiFi settings. This is an unsecured and open network for guest access only. This provides access to the internet but not to CSU resources. Connections will act the same as coming from off campus. You will need to accept the Campus Acceptable Usage Policy to use this network.



Past and Future Symposia