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SPS News - Kick-Off the School Year!
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SPS News - Issue 113: August 29, 2017

Kick-Off the School Year!

The SPS National Office would like to welcome you to the 2017-18 school year! Check-out the awards and program opportunities available to help you and your chapter have a stellar year!


Reminder: Fall chapter awards deadline is November 15. Access the new award system and apply!


Science Outreach Catalyst Kit (SOCK) applications are now open and kits ship after Labor Day. Only 100 SOCKs will be available but there are new low-cost demonstrations featured on the SPS website. If your chapter has any outreach demonstrations to contribute, contact us at .


Bulk SPS Membership!

SPS National offers bulk membership discounts for chapters and departments! The more people from your chapter that join SPS National, the larger the discount off dues:

05-09     05% discount
10-24     15% discount
25-39     20% discount
40+         25% discount

All members get access to two AIP member societies, SPS individual awards and chapter awards, and much more!  This offer is good for both new and renewing members. Call 301-209-3007 or email with questions.

2017-18 Fall Mailer

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

2017-18 Information Handbook
The information handbook is available online now. This tool serves as a reference on how to apply for awards and grants, coordinate with other chapters, improve chapter health, and more! A hard-copy of the Information Handbook will be provided in the Fall Mailer.

Historic Solar Eclipse Across America

As a reminder, if you received eclipse glasses through the SPS Solar Eclipse Grant, your reports are due no later than September 1. If you did not receive eclipse glasses from SPS but would like to share your eclipse experience, please send a brief description and photos to the SPS Programs team.  

If you have eclipse glasses that you can recycle, Astronomers Without Borders is collecting glasses and will send them to low income communities in South America for the 2019 eclipse. Donate today!

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

Frontiers in Optics: the 101st OSA Annual Meeting, September 17-21, 2017
Registration is open 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.


Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics, January 12-14, 2018

Registration is open from September 1-October 13 for the 2018 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. Get more information about the conference, here.


AVS 64th International Symposium & Exhibition , October 29-November 3, 2017

Early Registration is open until October 9 for the AVS 64th International Symposium & Exhibition in Tampa, Florida. 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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