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SPS News - Spring Awards Due March 15!
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SPS News Issue 194: March 2, 2021


Spring Awards due 3/15

The SPS Spring awards deadline is fast approaching! Be sure to get your applications in by March 15 in order to be considered.

SPS Scholarships

  • Awarded to undergraduate physics students on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, and additional criteria specific to each scholarship
  • Multiple scholarships available for $2000-$5000

SPS Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research

  • Provided to students based on exceptional research achievement in any physics-related field
  • Up to $1,800 provided for travel and registration to attend one AIP member society professional meeting and $500 honorarium for the student and their SPS chapter

SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award

  • Awarded on the basis of leadership, student leadership development, support, and encouragement the advisor has provided to the chapter; Must have received an Outstanding Chapter Award within the past two years
  • Awarded $5000 divided between the recipient, SPS chapter, and department

Submit your research to the Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (JURP)

  • JURP is an annual peer-reviewed undergraduate publication of SPS used as an educational tool for publicly disseminating SPS-related research.
  • Papers in the area of pure, applied, computational, and/or theoretical physics and astronomy are eligible for submission.

Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month and SPS would like to thank all of the women who make our organization AWESOME! Be sure to check out our Alumni Engagement Program to read about some of the amazing women of SPS.  If you would like to connect with any of these women or other alumni from our program, you can always request them for mentoring, talks (virtual and in person), tours, or even job shadowing!


Start Fundraising for the 2022 Physics Congress!

What is your chapter doing to prepare for PhysCon 2022? If you are just getting started, or are looking for new fundraising ideas, check out the PhysCon Fundraising page. While you’re there, you’ll find best practices, fundraising case studies, a sample donor letter, and students’ top tips.


Run for SPS National Council

Nominations are being accepted for the following positions on the SPS National Council:

  • Associate Zone Councilors (undergraduate students) for all 18 Zones (1-year terms)
  • Zone Councilors (faculty) for Zones 8, 10, 11, 15, 16, and 18 (3-year terms)
  • SPS President (faculty, 2-year term). 

Visit here  if there is someone you’d like to nominate to the National Council!

Nominations will close March 15, 2021. For position descriptions and duties, visit here.


Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

APS March Meeting, March 15-19: VIRTUAL  

Late registration now open. Meeting information can be found here .  

APS April Meeting, April 17-20: VIRTUAL  

Registration now open. Find meeting information here.  


Sign up here  to request notifications about when registration, abstract submission, and more open. 

238th  AAS Meeting, June 7-9: VIRTUAL  

Find more information as it becomes available here . 

180th  ASA Meting, June 8-10: VIRTUAL  

Registration deadlines TBD. Find out more here. 


SPS offers Reporter Awards for members attending and reporting on professional physics meetings. Recipients are eligible for up to $75 for virtual meetings. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Apply Now!


SPS Featured Jobs & Internships

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

2021 High Performance Computing Summer Internships

Rowan University NSF REU Site: Biomedical Materials, Devices, Therapeutics, and Emerging Frontiers

NSF REU Fellow

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