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SPS News - Issue 115: September 26, 2017






Graduate School - How do I Pick the Right School?

Finding the right graduate school and program can be tough! SPS has many online resources to help you navigate grad schools including GradSchoolShopper.com (GSS) - a streamlined directory of physical science graduate schools. GSS lets you search programs by acceptance rates, GRE requirements, specialty degrees, state, region, and much more.

 

Learn more about finding the right graduate school, what factors to consider, and more about GSS, here.








 

Careers - Where do I Start?

Its Career Fair season! Attend your school’s Career Fair and visit your career services office for personalized recommendations and guidance on finding summer internships and full-time employment after graduation. The Careers Toolbox is a free online tool that provides self-guided support for undergraduates seeking to enter the workforce. The Careers Toolbox identifies common job titles for physics backgrounds, provides career data, networking tips, and guidance on how to create a great resume. Don’t forget to head over to SPS Jobs to see the most up-to-date industry and academic jobs, internships, and REU opportunities.







Career Webinar - How to Bounce Back from a Career Challenge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Find more information about this webinar here.







Science Outreach Catalyst Kits (SOCK)

If your chapter wants a FREE outreach demo, apply for a SOCK now! Applications for SOCKs are open and kits are ready to ship, there are only 43 SOCKs remaining! This year’s SOCK includes materials to perform the Fabric of the Universe demo part 1 and 2.


There are also new low-cost demonstrations featured on the SPS website. These demos are fully comprehensive and include: cost of demo, age of audience, presenter notes, and short videos to help you get started. If your chapter has any outreach demonstrations to contribute, contact us at sps-programs@aip.org .







SPS National Council

Over the weekend the National Council, which represents all SPS Chapters, met to discuss awards, programs, and future SPS initiatives. Your zone representatives  are equipped with the knowledge and resources to help you and your chapters be successful. To reach out to them with questions, visit the SPS website.








 
Fall Award Deadlines

Future Faces of Physics Award  Deadline: November 15

Awarded to chapters for physics outreach designed to promote physics across cultures. $500 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually.

 

Marsh W. White Award Deadline: November 15

Awarded to chapters for physics outreach to grades K-12 and the general public. $500 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually.

 

Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award Deadline: November 15

Awarded to Sigma Pi Sigma chapters for funding of chapter inductions and events that aim to engage alumni or expand the recognition of Sigma Pi Sigma within the campus and surrounding community.

 

SPS Chapter Research Award Deadline: November 15

Awarded to chapters for physics research projects. $2,000 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually.

 

Travel and Reporter Awards Deadline: 10 business days before start of Conference

SPS offers awards of $200 to help fund SPS members presenting their research at a national meeting or to chapters and individual members to travel and report on national meetings for SPS publications.







Present Your Research at the APS March Meeting 2018!

The deadline to submit an abstract for the APS March Meeting 2018 is quickly approaching! This is your chance to present your research at one of the largest physics meetings of the year. Abstracts are due November 3.







Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

The National Diversity in STEM Conference - 2017 SACNAS, October 19-21,2017
Early Registration is open until October 5. SACNAS will feature a Community College Day on October 18 where SPS National will host a booth, for more information email jmerrick@aip.org .


AVS 64th International Symposium & Exhibition , October 29-November 3, 2017

Early Registration is open until October 9 for the AVS 64th International Symposium & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida. Get more information about the conference, here.


Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, January 12-14, 2018

Registration is open until October 13 for the 2018 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. Get more information about the conference, here.


2018 AAPT Winter Meeting, January 6 - 9, 2018

Late Registration is open until November 8 for the 2018 AAPT Winter Meeting in San Diego, CA. Conference information is located here.


98th Annual Meeting of AMS, January 7-11, 2018

Early Registration is open until December 1 for the 98th Annual AMS Meeting in Austin, TX. More information about this conference located here.


231st AAS Meeting, January 8-12, 2018

Registration is open until November 2 for the 231st AAS Meeting in Washington, DC. Get more information about this meeting here.


SPS offers Travel Awards of $200 to members presenting their research at AIP member society meetings. A limited number of awards will be offered. Apply Today!


SPS members attending and reporting on professional physics meetings are eligible to receive $200 in travel reimbursement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply Now!







SPS Jobs Hired
SPS Jobs

Research Experience for Undergraduates

Brigham Young University

https://jobs.spsnational.org/jobs/10219547

 

Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Chemistry at The University of Alabama

The University of Alabama

https://jobs.spsnational.org/jobs/10276360

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