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SPS News Issue 200: May 26, 2021


Congrats Sigma Pi Sigma Inductees!

SPS National would like to congratulate all the new Sigma Pi Sigma, Physics Honor Society, inductees of the 2020-2021 academic year! You have overcome many challenges this past year and your hard work has paid off. We are pleased to welcome you into an amazing group of scien tists!


Register NOW for the 2022 Physics Congress

Registration  is open for the 2022 Physics Congress, Oct 6-8, 2022 in downtown Washington DC! If your department has travel funds that need to be used before the end of the semester, now might be a good time to sign up. You can also apply for SPS chapter travel award s, which will help support groups of students traveling to the event. Awards are first come, first serve. 


Submit You Chapter Report for a chance to win a $100 Gift Card Prize!

SPS Chapter Reports are  a great way for you to record your accomplishments from the past year and keep us informed about your chapter. Submitting a Chapter Report 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 six $100 gift cards. Chapter Reports are due June 15!

  Even if your chapter is not submitting a report this year, please complete the first section of the form to update your chapter’s information with the SPS national office. Chapters updating their information will also be eligible for p ri zes!


Paid Summer Research Opportunity in Plasma and Fusion

The Plasma and Fusion Undergraduate Research Opportunities (PFURO) participants will:

  • Conduct 10 weeks of remote summer research under the guidance of faculty and staff at US undergraduate institutions.
  • Participate in the 2-week Intro to Plasma and Fusion course hosted by PPPL (June 14th-June 25).  
  • Be invited to join all of the workforce development seminars and workshops available for PPPL summer undergraduate interns
  • Receive a $600 weekly stipend for the duration of the 10 week, 40hr/week research experience.
  • Be sponsored to present their research at a national topical conference.  

For more info and to apply visit the PFURO website.

This program is supported by the US DOE Office of Fusion Energy Sciences and is managed by PPPL and the  US Fusion Outreach Team .


Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

238 AAS Meeting, June 7-9: VIRTUAL  

Registration  is now open.

180 ASA Meting, June 8-10: VIRTUAL  

Registration  is now open. Presenters can submit up to 24 hours before a session.  

AAPM Annual Meeting, July 25-29: VIRTUAL

Registration is now open.

AAPT 2021 Summer Meeting, July 31 – August 4: VIRTUAL 

Find meeting information 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!  


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