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SPS News - Issue 117: October 24, 2017

Go to your local Zone Meeting!

To find out when your zone is holding the next Fall/Spring Zone Meeting, contact your local Associate Zone Councilor (AZC) or Zone Councilor (ZC). Locate your zone and representative here.

If you want to host a zone meeting, there are funding resources available through SPS. Details on hosting a zone meeting are here. For zone meeting ideas, check out page 16 in the SPS Information Handbook.


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

Science Outreach Catalyst Kits (SOCK)

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

Outreach Demos - Ideas Requested!

Need new demos? Here are some new low-cost options. These demos have everything you need: cost, audience age, presenter notes, and short videos. Want to post your favorite outreach demo? Contact us at .

Thinking about Graduate School? Check out is the most complete directory of graduate programs in Physics, Astronomy, and the physical sciences. Check out the newly designed site with the most recent 2018 data for the school of your choice. Make a profile to save and compare different programs. With SPS and GradSchoolShopper, explore your future in the physical sciences now!

Frighteningly Fun Future of Physics Days

Nothing is scarier than missing all the fun events for undergrads at Future of Physics Days at the APS March and April Meetings! Abstract submission is open now for both meetings - visit the APS Meeting website for more info.

Also be on the lookout for the official APS Future of Physics Days T-shirt voting between November 6-10!

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

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.

231st AAS Meeting, January 8-12, 2018

Registration is open until November 2 for the 231st AAS Meeting in Washington, DC. Get more information about this meeting here.

98th Annual Meeting of AMS, January 7-11, 2018

Early Registration is open until December 1 for the 98th Annual AMS Meeting in Austin, TX. More information about this conference 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!

SPS Jobs Hired
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2018 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates

Yale University


Iowa MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SUMR)

University of Iowa

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