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SPS News - Issue 100
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SPS News — Issue 100
January 24, 2017
Opportunities  |  Careers  |  Meetings

National Council Nominations Open!SPS is now accepting nominations for SPS Zone Councilors for Zones 1, 3, 4, 9, 13, and 14 (three-year terms); Zone Councilor for Zone 8 (1-year term, special election); Associate Zone Councilors for all 18 Zones (one-year terms); and the office of Society of Physics Students (SPS) President (two-year term). Please consider nominating your fellow chapter members and faculty advisors. Self-nominations are also acceptable. Nominations are due February 15, 2017.

Submit a Nomination!

APS April (Jan. 28) Meeting 2017—Invite to FREE Public LectureAttending the APS April Meeting (January 28-31) or are you a member of an SPS chapter close to Washington D.C.? Then come out and attend the free public lecture, From Mars to the Multiverse, presented by Martin Rees (University of Cambridge). The public lecture will take place on Saturday, January 28 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Marriot Wardman Park.

Learn more about Martin Rees and the lecture!

The SPS Online Store!SPS Sperical Cow stickerSPS offers merchandise and publications through secure online transactions! Purchasing SPS, Sigma Pi Sigma, and PhysCon 2016 themed items couldn't be easier. Search the online store to find items including the popular spherical cow sticker (shown here), SPS Equation Mug, SPS and ΣΠΣ logo polo shirts, PhysCon t-shirts and shotglasses, and much more.

Shop Now Online!

Find the Right Grad School for YOU! (GSS) is the most complete directory of graduate programs in the physical sciences! See the newly designed, easy-to-use site, with new 2017 data for the school of your choice. Create your free user account and explore your future in the physical sciences now! Check out!

Working on your Internship, Research or Job Applications?Careers ToolboxThe SPS Careers Toolbox provides a wealth of resources for students in all phases of the job search. Check out tips for researching prospective employers, writing resumes and cover letters, asking for references and interviewing like a pro.


SPS Featured JOBS! SPS Jobs hired stampGeorgetown REU in Materials Physics – Georgetown University Department of Physics
Penn State REU in Interdisciplinary Materials Physics – Penn State Physics Department REU
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.

Nuclear Science Summer School (NS3) Michigan State University will be hosting the 2nd Nuclear Science Summer School (NS3). NS3 is a summer school for undergraduate students that aims to introduce the participants to the field of nuclear science. NS3 will offer lectures and hands-on activities covering selected nuclear science topics and providing an overview of the field. The school activities will take place at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) and will include lectures by local and visiting researchers, nuclear physics labs, a tour of the facility, discussions with graduate students and faculty, and social events. NS3 will take place on May 15-20, 2017 on the campus of Michigan State University. Participation to the school is funded by the National Science Foundation and NSCL. Local expenses and limited travel support will be covered by the school. The deadline for applications is February 17, 2017. APPLY NOW!

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, January 28-31, 2017
Registration remains 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
Registration is open for the AAPT Winter Meeting being held 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.

American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, March 13-17, 2017
Registration is open for the APS March Meeting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA in March. 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 Crystallographic Association (ACA) Annual Meeting, May 26-30, 2017
Registration is open for the ACA Annual Meeting at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, LA in May. The meeting will launch with a full day of workshops on four different topics followed by an Opening Ceremony and Reception on Friday, May 26. We are honored to have Sir James Fraser Stoddart, 2016 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, scheduled to give a plenary lecture at the Opening Ceremony. 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.
Brad R. Conrad
Director, Society of Physics Students & Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD, 20740
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