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SPS News - Issue 116: October 10, 2017

Fall Applications - Deadlines Approaching

Future Faces of Physics Award  Deadline: November 15

  • Outreach award to chapters to promote physics and astronomy across cultures

  • $500 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually



Marsh W. White Award Deadline: November 15

  • Outreach award to chapters for programs with grades K-12 and the general public

  • $500 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually



Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award Deadline: November 15

  • Engagement award to Sigma Pi Sigma chapters for funding events that aim to include alumni or expand the recognition within the campus and surrounding community

  • $500 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually



SPS Chapter Research Award Deadline: November 15

  • Research award to chapters for imaginative physics and astronomy projects

  • $2,000 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually


Outreach Demos - Ideas Requested!

There are new low-cost demonstrations featured on the SPS website. The demos are fully comprehensive and include: cost , audience age, presenter notes, and short videos. Want to contribute an outreach demo design? Contact us at .

Science Outreach Catalyst Kits (SOCK)

Want a FREE outreach demo? Apply for a SOCK now! Applications are open and kits are ready to ship. Only 34 SOCKs remain! This year’s SOCK includes materials to perform the Fabric of the Universe demo part 1 and part 2.

Find the Right Program with is the most complete directory of graduate programs in the physical sciences. See the newly designed, easy-to-use site with new 2018 data for the school of your choice. With SPS and GradSchoolShopper, explore your future in the physical sciences now!

Future of Physics Days at the APS April Meeting 2018

Mark your calendar for the awesome undergrad events during the Future of Physics Days at the APS April Meeting! Join us April 14 - 16, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio for special undergrad research sessions (abstract submission open now), professional development workshops, networking, a free t-shirt, and more! Learn more »  

Career Webinar - How to Bounce Back from a Career Challenge

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Find more information about this webinar here.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

Zone 5 Fall Meeting, October 13-14, 2017

Zone 5 students and faculty are encouraged to attend this weekend’s zone meeting at the East Carolina University. For more information contact .

174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, December 4-8, 2017

Pre-registration is open until November 6 for the 174th Meeting of ASA in New Orleans, LA. Get more information about the conference, here.

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

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

2018 AAPT Winter Meeting, January 6 - 9, 2018

Late-registration is open until November 8 for the 2018 AAPT Winter Meeting in San Diego, CA. Get more information about the conference information is located 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 accepted on a rolling basis. Apply Now!

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