In Memoriam: Dr. Katharine Blodgett GebbieSPS and the Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society extend their deepest condolences to the family of Katharine Blodgett Gebbie on her passing on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. She was a strong proponent of the summer intern program, PhysCon, and the Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP). Her kindness, wisdom and generosity will be dearly missed. Read more about Dr. Gebbie.
ATTENTION - New Application Deadlines!Mark your calendars! SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma have consolidated deadlines for awards, scholarships, and internships! The deadline for PhysCon opportunities is Sept. 15! Check the website for a list of all the new application deadlines!
The SPS Observer - Spring & Summer 2016 Hits Mailboxes!Beyond Your Backyard: Engaging with the broader physics community!
In this issue we explore physics beyond your backyard, with a focus on networking, professional societies, the SPS Jobs site, and student conferences—including a preview of PhysCon 2016, the largest gathering of undergraduate physics students in the United States.
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PhysCon 2016 - Registration is Now Open!The 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon) being held in Silicon Valley, CA, November 3-5 is just around the corner! Registration is now open! Be sure to check the website for ways to raise money for your chapter, apply for travel funding, check out speakers and site tours, and much more.
PhysCon Art ContestAttendees are encouraged to submit their 2- and 3-D creations for display and/or judging at PhysCon! Check the PhysCon website for details. Art abstracts are now being accepted! Submissions are due by September 23, 2016.
Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome
The Optical Society (OSA) Frontiers in Optics (FiO), October 17-21
The OSA - Frontiers in Optics also serves as the 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society's (APS) Division of Laser Science (DLS). The conference will take place at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York. See what FiO has to offer young scientists and students.
The 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon), November 3-5
Sigma Pi Sigma will host PhysCon 2016 in Silicon Valley, CA. Registration is now open! Get more information.
Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing (AVS) 63rd International Symposium and Exhibition, November 6-11
Registration is now open for the AVS 63rd International Symposium & Exhibition taking place in Nashville, TN. This meeting addresses cutting-edge issues associated with materials, processing, and interfaces in the research and manufacturing communities. Get more information.
American Astronomical Society (AAS) 229th Meeting, January 3-7, 2017
Abstract submission is open for the AAS 229th Meeting at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX. The Undergraduate Orientation & Student Pavilion will be held on Tuesday, 3 January 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Get more information.
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP), January 13-15, 2017
APS CUWiP applications open September 1. Spread the word! The student application period for this year’s APS Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics (APS CUWiP) will open on September 1. Get more information on the APS website!
American Meteorological Society 97th Annual Meeting, January 22-26, 2017
Registration is now open for the AMS 97th Annual Meeting taking place in Seattle, WA. The 2017 AMS Student Conference: Observe the Leaders of Today, Become the Leaders of Tomorrow, will be held 21–22 January 2017 in Seattle, Washington in association with the Annual Meeting. Get more information.
American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, January 28-31, 2017
Abstract submission is open for the APS April Meeting at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC in January. The meeting will bring together physicists, scientists, and students from all over the world to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs. Get more information.
American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, February 18-21, 2017
Abstract submission is open for the AAPT Winter Meeting at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. This meeting offers an excellent opportunity for members, colleagues and future physicists from around the world to participate in physics workshops, meet and greet other physics educators, form networks internationally, nationally and locally, engage exhibitors, and learn about the latest physics resources. Get more information.
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 always being accepted. Apply Now!
For a comprehensive list of upcoming meetings and deadlines, visit the SPS calendar.
SPS Featured JOBS!
Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program – Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship
Surface Laboratory Technologist (Experienced) – Sandia National Laboratories
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.
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