SPS News - Council Nominations
SPS News - Issue 72
SPS National Council Nominations — Deadline Feb. 15
The SPS National Council is the main governing body for the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma. The Council is composed of an elected faculty zone councilor (ZC) and an elected student associate zone councilor (AZC) from each of the 18 zones, and an elected council president and Sigma Pi Sigma president.
Nominations for SPS Zone Councilors for Zones 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, and 17 (three-year terms); Associate Zone Councilors for all 18 Zones (one-year terms); and the office of Sigma Pi Sigma President (two-year term) are now being accepted. Submit nominations now!
Get Money for School: Apply for SPS Scholarships!
Applications due February 15. Each year, nearly two dozen SPS members are recognized with SPS scholarships for their academic achievement and SPS participation. Get more information and apply. Hang this flyer in your department as a reminder!
NOTE: SPS is offering a new scholarship in 2016, The Aysen Tunca Memorial Scholarship, established by Aysen's son Tunay and his wife, Catherine, to recognize a female undergraduate student majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field, excelling in her studies, and demonstrating significant potential.
Are you ready to SOCK?! Free Outreach Kit for Chapters
Kick start your chapter’s outreach events with the 2015-16 Science Outreach Catalyst Kit (SOCK). The SOCK is free and explores the physics of sound through eight engaging demos and activities that can be used in a variety of settings. Share the wonders of acoustics with Boomwhackers, a full set of tuning forks, make-your-own instruments, and much more! The SOCK comes full of supplies and lesson plans. Only 25 SOCKs are available. Learn more and request yours today.
Upcoming Zone Meetings
To find out what zone your chapter is in, visit SPS Zones.
Zone 10 – Mar. 4-5, Zone 8 – Mar. 4-6, Zone 18 – Mar. 11-12, Zone 11 – Mar. 11-13,
Zone 6 – Mar. 18-20. Zone 4 – Mar 31-April 2, Zone 13 – Apr. 1-2.
For a comprehensive list of upcoming zone meetings, visit the SPS calendar.
Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome
American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, March 14-18
Register now for the APS March Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Get more information.
American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, April 16-19
Register now for the APS April Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. Get more information.
For a comprehensive list of upcoming meetings and deadlines, visit the SPS calendar.
Attending a conference? SPS members attending and reporting on professional physics meetings are eligible to receive $200 in travel reimbursement. Applications are always being accepted. Apply Now!
Presenting your work at an upcoming conference?
SPS members presenting original work at a national AIP member society physics meeting are eligible to receive $200 in funding. A limited number of awards will be offered. Apply Today!
Free Webinar on Presenting a Winning Poster
Preparing a poster presentation offers great opportunity to connect with potential collaborators and employers. Learn how to craft your value statement and talking points, and how to effectively engage those who view your poster. Discover how to leverage the connections you make to develop partnerships, and how to utilize social media to build buzz around you and your research endeavors. Register for this free event, being held on February 18, 2016 at 2PM ET and co-sponsored by SPS.
SPS Featured JOBS! New Summer Opportunities for Undergrads!
REU: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics – University of Florida
REU at the University of Oregon – Materials Science Institute, University of Oregon
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.
Needs Assessment Survey for a New Doctor of Medical Physics Program
The School of Health Professions of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is considering starting a new graduate program called a Doctor of Medical Physics. It is asking that students who are studying physics participate in a short survey. This survey will help to determine whether or not such a program is needed.
Nuclear Science Summer School
Michigan State University will be hosting the 1st Nuclear Science Summer School (NS3). NS3 is a summer school for undergraduate students that aims to introduce the participants to the field of nuclear science. NS3 will offer lectures and hands-on activities covering selected nuclear science topics and providing an overview of the field. The school activities will take place at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) and will include lectures by local and visiting researchers, nuclear physics labs, a tour of the facility, discussions with graduate students and faculty, and social events. NS3 will take place on May 16-21st, 2016 on the campus of Michigan State University. Participation to the school is funded by the National Science Foundation and NSCL. Local expenses and limited travel support will be covered by the school. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016.
Society of Physics Students & Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
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College Park, MD, 20740
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