Epic Physics Fails
The Winter 2015-16 issue of The SPS Observer explores three high-profile projects that failed and what those failures meant for the communities involved. Additionally, your own "Epic Physics Fails," both mortifying and hilarious, are examined. Also, with many chapters gearing up for PhysCon, SPS President DJ Wagner reflects on getting ready for the big event. Read the Winter 2015-16 issue.
Needed: Volunteers for the USA Science and Engineering Festival
The Society of Physics Students is looking for volunteers in the Washington, DC area to represent SPS at the USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held 14-17 April 2016 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Sign-up Now!
SPS is also looking for volunteers in the Washington, DC area to represent SPS at Physics Day at Six Flags to be held Friday, 22 April 2016 at Six Flags America, Bowie, MD. Sign-up Now!
Upcoming SPS Awards — Deadline April 15
Are your chapter outreach efforts worthy of recognition? The Blake Lilly Prize recognizes SPS chapters that positively influence the attitudes of school children and the general public about physics. Applications are currently being accepted.
Is your SPS Advisor worthy of recognition?
SPS recognizes annually an Outstanding Chapter Advisor and will be accepting nominations soon.
The Pi Awakens
Support Student Travel to PhysCon 2016
In 2016, funds raised through "The π Awakens" campaign will help fund student travel to Sigma Pi Sigma's 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon), November 3-5, in Silicon Valley.
Report Suggests How APS Can Be More Inclusive of LGBT Physicists
The APS Ad-Hoc Committee on LGBT Issues recently released a report entitled "LGBT Climate in Physics: Building an Inclusive Community." Findings include that LGBT physicists experience workplace pressure to “not act too gay,” that those with additional marginalized identities face greater discrimination, and that transgender individuals experience the most hostile climate. Over a third of LGBT physicists surveyed considered leaving their department in the last year. The report recommends specific ways for APS to make the physics community more inclusive and safe, including establishing a broad-based Forum on Diversity and Inclusion. The report is available to view or download on the APS website.
Attending the APS April Meeting? SPS Can Help!
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 a Meeting?
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!
Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome
American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, April 16-19
Register now for the APS April Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. Get more information.
CLEO:2016 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, June 5-10
Register now for CLEO (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics) this June in San Jose, CA. CLEO is sponsored in part by APS and the Optical Society. Advance registration ends May 9. Get more information.
American Astronomical Society 228th Meeting, June 12-16
Register now for the 228th Meeting of AAS this June in San Diego, CA. Advance registration ends April 14. Get more information.
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting, July 16-20
Post-deadline abstracts are being accepted for the AAPT Summer Meeting in Sacramento, CA. Get more information.
American Crystallographic Association (ACA) 66th Annual Meeting, July 22-26
For a comprehensive list of upcoming meetings and deadlines, visit the SPS calendar.
Abstracts are being accepted for the ACA 66th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. Get more information.
Upcoming Zone Meetings
To find out what zone your chapter is in, visit SPS Zones.
Zone 13 – Mar. 31-Apr. 2, Zone 4 – Apr. 8-9, Zone 17 – Apr. 9, Zone 5 – Apr. 15-16.
For a comprehensive list of upcoming zone meetings, visit the SPS calendar.
FREE Webinar on Presentation Skills!
Need to polish your public speaking skills? Moderator Alaina Levine will coach you LIVE, face-to-face, on-camera about preparation, and how to combat anxiety and show poise. Issues specific to scientists/engineers and for science-based conferences will be addressed.
Join us for this free event, being held on April 14, 2016 at 2PM ET and co-sponsored by SPS.
SPS Featured JOBS! Summer Opportunities for Undergrads!
Nanoscience Research Opportunity for Professor-Student Teams – University of Nebraska MRSEC
CERN Research Semester – University of Michigan
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.
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