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SPS News Issue 175: April 28, 2020


 
 
 

SPS Officer Transitions

With the school year ending, it’s time for officer transitions to happen within your chapter! SPS encourages chapters to use this time to work on their chapter report and update all contact information with the new officers, as well as celebrate the members who are graduating.  We even have an example document you can use to help with the officer transitions! Good luck to all new officers in the 2020-2021 school year.

 
 

National Council Voting

Make your voice heard by voting for your regional representatives for the National Council! Voting is now open for the following positions:

  • SPS Zone Councilors for zones 1, 3, 4, 9, 13, and 14 (three-year terms)
  • Associate Zone Councilors for all 18 zones (one-year terms)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma President (two-year term)

Each SPS Chapter is allotted one vote per position within their zone. Please discuss your candidate selections and designate someone to cast the ballot for your chapter. Find voting instructions and forms here. Voting closes May 6

 
 

Virtual Colloquia with SPS

 

With the great feedback received and increased participation, SPS will continue to host weekly live video talks via Zoom. If you are unable to make any of the talks, no problem! You can view all previously recorded talks, such as "You Can't Handle the Truth"   or  "Global Warming: The Astronomical Factors"  and so much more on our YouTube channel.

 

Next Talk :

Wednesday, April 29 at 3:30 PM EST: Dr. Jennifer J. Wiseman, NASA, presents a Virginia Trimble Lecture. Titled: “The Hubble Space Telescope: 30 Years of Discovery and Awe.” Register online today!

 

 
 
 

Chapter Reports Are Now Open!

Chapter reports are a great way for you to look back on your accomplishments from the past year. Submitting a Chapter Report also enters your school in the running for an  SPS Outstanding Chapter Award and other chapter designations. The first 100 chapters to submit their reports will be entered in a drawing for one of five $100 gift cards. Chapter Reports are due June 15!

 

If your chapter is not submitting a report this year, please complete the first section of the form to update your chapter information for the SPS national office records. Chapters updating their information will also be eligible for prizes! 

 
 

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Upcoming in-person GRE testing dates have been postponed or canceled due to concerns around COVID-19. If you are eager to put your test preparation to work, you can sign up to take the GRE General Test at home. Testing times are available around the clock every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday through June 30, 2020. You can find more details here.

 
 

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

OSA CLEO, May 10-15: IN-PERSON MEETING CANCELLED

Find conference and registration updates  here.

ASA 179 Meeting, May 11-15: RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 2020

Find meeting information and updates here.

AAS 236 Meeting, May 31 – June 4: IN-PERSON MEETING  CANCELLED

Meeting is still happening virtually. Find more information and updates  here.

SPS offers Travel Awards of $300 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 $300 as an individual and $250 per person as a chapter in travel reimbursement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Apply Now !

 
 

SPS Featured Jobs

Fuel Cells Technology Office Opportunity in Hydrogen Storage

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

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