As has been the tradition at the East Coast Meetings, a large number of students contributed talks to this year's meeting. In addition to the ten graduate students (from Brown, Maryland, Penn State, and Syracuse) who presented, two undergraduates from Bowdoin College contributed excellent talks. David Mattingly from the University of Maryland was recognized with the Best Student Presentation Award, sponsored by the APS Topical Group on Gravitation. The judges also recognized Monica Skoge, an undergraduate from Bowdoin College, with an Honorable Mention in this year's competition.
Although there are no formal proceedings for the meeting, the program with abstracts remains online at the conference webpage www.physics.umd.edu/grt/ecgm. We have encouraged speakers to provide relevant references to archived papers, and have added active links to those papers so that interested readers can easily follow up on the content of the talks. Speakers still wishing to add such references should send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seventh East Coast Gravity Meeting will be held next year at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. A link to the conference webpage, when it is available, will appear on the East Coast Gravity Meeting coordinating committee's webpage http://physics.syr.edu/~marolf/ECGM.html. In addition, the coordinating committee is accepting volunteers to host future meetings. Information about the history of the meeting and about volunteering are also available on the committee's webpage.
This year's organizers would like to thank the University of Maryland
Department of Physics for contributing financial support.