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SPS News Issue 183: September 15, 2020


SPS Virtual Opportunities Available

SPS National is offering some FUN resources for schools to help build community during these online-times.

SPS Virtual Colloquium Series: Join SPS for our Fall Virtual Colloquium Series! Topics ranging from research to outreach to physics education research have been discussed. Past talks are available on our YouTube Channel. Upcoming talks:

  • Daniel A. Russell, Pennsylvania State University, “The Acoustics of Ping-Pong: A Vibroacoustic Analysis of Table Tennis Rackets and Balls”, Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 3:30 PM ET. Register here!
  • Mohammad Soltanieh-ha, Boston University, “Data Science Career for Physics Graduates”, Friday, November 13, 2020 at 3 PM ET. Register here!

Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lecture Series: Check out the Trimble Lecture series which features prominent science historians and writers who highlight the important roles that science plays in modern society and culture.  Next talk: Yulia Frumer, Johns Hopkins University, "Manufacturing Hands: Japanese Robotics and Human Labor", September 30, 2020.

SPS Chapter Event Ideas: Check out the SPS website to get ideas for virtual and in-person (socially distanced!) events to host with your SPS chapter to help retain that sense of community.  If you have additional ideas that could help other chapters, please email and we'll include them on this page.


Upcoming Zone Meetings

Zone meetings bring together students from SPS chapters within geographical zones. They are a fun and effective way for undergraduates to meet other students, present their research, and interact with practicing scientists. Zone meetings in 2020 may look a little different, but they will still be happening!

Scheduled Zone Meetings:

  • Zone 1: October 24, 2020 (pre-meeting movie night October 23)
  • Zone 3: October 3, 2020
  • Zone 4: October 24, 2020
  • Zone 5: October 24, 2020
  • Zone 8: November 7, 2020
  • Zone 10: November 11 and 12, 2020
  • Zone 17: November 13, 2020

As more zone meetings are scheduled, they will be posted on the SPS website here .  Please contact your ZC and AZC for more information.


2020 Info Handbook and Fall Mailer Available Online

The academic year is facing unprecedented challenges but remember- #PhysicsDontStop! SPS has compiled resources available to SPS chapters to set them up for success in our fall mailer.  Advisors should receive a hard copy in the mail, but a free, electronic version is available here!


Check Out the TEAM-UP Report

We should all be striving to educate ourselves on the experiences of others, especially close to home in the physics community. The AIP National Task Force to Elevate African American Representation in Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy (TEAM-UP) spent two years studying the persistent underrepresentation of African Americans in physics and astronomy and produced a report on its findings.  This report also provides action items to take to help combat this underrepresentation.  Read the TEAM-UP Report here .


JURP 2020 Coming Soon to Your Mailbox!

The Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (JURP) gives undergraduate students the opportunity to share their work and be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Read about research from your peers, outreach events, and more! JURP 2020 is available NOW online and will be coming to your mailbox soon!      

The Advising Guide is on its way to your chapter in the Fall Mailer! The Advising Guide gives you a birds-eye view on graduate programs by location, highest degree offered, department size, and research specialty. You can download an electronic copy here. We hope using the Advising Guide in conjunction with will make the grad school application process a little easier.


Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

AVS 67 Virtual Showcase, October 27-29: VIRTUAL

FREE live sessions with invited speakers and award talks. Find meeting information here.

International Congress of Rheology, December 13-18: Virtual

The Society of Rheology is offering free meeting registration to all students members. Find out more here.

AAS 237 Meeting, January 11-12: VIRTUAL

Registration opens the week of September 21.  Join and participate from anywhere! Find meeting information here.

SPS offers Travel Awards of up to $300 to members presenting their research at AIP member society meetings. A limited number of awards will be offered. Apply Today!

SPS offers Reporter Awards for members attending and reporting on professional physics meetings. Recipients are eligible for up to $300 as an individual and $250 per person as a chapter in travel reimbursement. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.    

NEW: SPS National is now also offering Reporter Awards of $75 to cover registration for virtual meetings! Apply Now!


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