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SPS News - Issue 112: August 15, 2017

New SPS Awards Application System

One of the many benefits of your SPS membership is eligibility to apply for SPS awards, grants and scholarships. SPS awards are available to help fund your chapter’s next outreach event, conduct research, travel to professional conferences, and so much more!

We hear your feedback. You can now access the new application system via a single sign-on (SSO) through your SPS membership account. Simply visit, click “SPS Awards Application” at the top menu bar, and login using your SPS membership username and password. From here, you can access all open award applications.


Please note, you must have an active SPS membership to access the SPS Awards Application system. Prior to initiating an award application, please ensure that your membership information is up-to-date.

Don't Miss Out on the 2017 Solar Eclipse!
Whether you are planning to view the upcoming Solar Eclipse in your town or visiting a nearby city, be sure to take part in the August 21st Solar Eclipse Across America! To learn more about the path of visibility, find different events/activities, obtain safety information, and more, click here. You can also check-out the revamped SPS Outreach Demonstration webpage for fun and engaging solar eclipse demos. Be sure to submit photos and brief write-ups about your experiences to

Coming Soon: 2017-18 Fall Mailer

Look out for the 2017-18 Fall Mailer coming to your SPS Chapter Advisor’s mailbox soon! All chapters will receive SPS membership brochures, the new information handbook, informational fliers, fun posters, and more!

Planning your Chapter's Next Outreach Event!
Outreach workshops and demonstrations are a fun and engaging way to communicate science with a broader audience. This summer, the SPS SOCK interns have compiled great demonstrations on topics such as astronomy, mechanics, optics, and more! Check out the revamped SOCK demonstrations page for fun ways to engage with outreach, here

Back to School - Check out the SPS Online Store
Start the school-year off right with the best SPS Swag. Check out the SPS Store and purchase your swag today!

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

Frontiers in Optics: the 101st OSA Annual Meeting, September 17-21, 2017
Early Registration is open until August 21 for the Frontiers in Optics (FiO): the 101st OSA Annual Meeting and Exhibit/Laser Science Conference taking place in Washington, DC. Get more information about the conference, here.

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.

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