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SPS News — Issue 101
February 7, 2017
Opportunities  |  Careers  |  Meetings

National Council Nominations Due Feb. 15!Are you looking to grow your leadership skills and represent your region? At its core, SPS is a student organization and we need leaders to direct the mission and goals of the organization through the SPS National Council. Each of our 18 zones elects a student Associate Zone Councilor and a faculty Zone Councilor. Together, Associate Zone Councilors and Zone Councilors work with all the SPS members and chapters within their zone to make a difference in the lives of students and mentors. Together, they form the National Council, the Society’s governing body.

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

Submit a Nomination!

SPS JOBS! SPS Jobs hired stampLooking for summer research opportunities? SPS Jobs is the ideal place for undergraduates to find exciting job opportunities in science and engineering fields. Exciting summer internships and Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) are listed and available for students still pursuing their degree who want to gain useful real-world experience.

Featured Jobs
Dynamic Compression Summer School - August 2017 – Institute for Shock Physics at WSU
REU Student Researcher - Summer 2017 – SRI International
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.

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.


Find the Right Grad School for YOU!GradSchoolShopper.comAre you thinking about grad school? Find the best one for you at! Search schools by degree programs, admission deadlines, research specialties, faculty profiles, and even GRE requirements. Create a free user account and explore your future with the most complete directory of graduate programs in the physical sciences!!

The SPS Online Store is Open for Business!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!

Upcoming Regional Meetings

Zone 3 Meeting - April 8, 2017
Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA. More information | Register Here
Zone 8 Meeting - March 3-4, 2017
Millikin University, Decatur IL. Register Here
Zone 10 Meeting - March 31-April 1, 2017
Henderson State University, Arkadelphia AR. More information
Zone 11 Meeting - March 17-19, 2017
Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA. More information
Zone 17 Meeting - April 14-15, 2017
Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA. More information
Zone 18 Meeting - March 3-4, 2017
UC Merced, Merced, CA. More information | Register Here
For a comprehensive list of upcoming zone meetings, visit the SPS calendar.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

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. 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. Get more information.

American Crystallographic Association (ACA) Annual Meeting, July 26-30, 2017
Registration is open for the ACA Annual Meeting (and workshops) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in New Orleans, LA in July. Get more information.

American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) Annual Meeting, July 30-August 3, 2017
Abstracts are now being accepted for the SPS Undergraduate Poster Session at the AAPM Annual Meeting at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO in July. 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.

For more information about opportunities, follow us on Facebook! And keep an eye out for our next issue of SPS News for more details on our Spring Awards.

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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