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SPS News - Issue 120: December 19, 2017

Happy Holidays from the SPS National Office!

Internship and SPS CVD Applications Due

SPS offers a 10-week paid Summer Internship Program in the Washington, DC area. Internship placement sites include APS, AAPT, OSA, NASA, NIST, Capitol Hill, and more! The program also features a number of outreach, professional development, and networking opportunities. Learn more the SPS Summer Internship Program here.

SPS CVD is a two-day annual event in the spring that brings SPS members to Washington, DC to raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology. While attending SPS CVD, members will have the opportunity to engage with and advocate on behalf of the science policy issues most important to STEM through interaction with members of Capitol Hill. Learn more about SPS CVD here.


Applications are due January 15, 2018.

2018-19 National Council Nominations

Are you or someone you know interested in representing your zone on the SPS National Council? Nominations for the 2018-19 National Council are now open.


Find more information about the AZC and ZC positions and download additional flyers.


 Submit nominations here.

Ending Soon: Save 20% at the SPS Store

Through December 31, save 20% at the SPS Store by using promo code SPSPHUN17. Find great merchandise like the one-of-a-kind Equation Mug, Polo Shirts and Padfolios.

If you need a little more spherical cow in your life, 3”x3” stickers and larger wall decals are available.

Future of Physics Days at the April Meeting

Now that the holiday break is approaching, it’s the perfect time to submit your abstract for the APS April Meeting! Join us for all of the special events for undergrads at Future of Physics Days at the APS April Meeting and consider presenting your research in our undergrad-only sessions. Submit your abstract here.  Deadline: January 12, 2018.

The holidays are a perfect time to shop for grad schools! is a FREE service for students looking for the grad program that fits them best. Sign-up for an account or get the book here.

AAPM Undergraduate Summer Opportunities

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) offers 10 week summer programs for undergraduate students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. Click here for more information about these opportunities!

Program Application Deadlines:

AAPM Summer Undergraduate Fellowship Program

February 2, 2018


Diversity Recruitment through Education & Mentoring (DREAM)

February 9, 2018

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

APS March Meeting, March 5-9, 2018

Early Registration is open until January 12 for the APS March Meeting in Los Angeles, CA. Conference information is located here.

APS April Meeting, April 14-17, 2018

Abstract submission is open until January 12 for the APS April Meeting in Columbus, OH. Conference information is located here.

Check out the Calendar and find out when your local SPS Zone Meeting is being held!

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
SPS Jobs

SPS Summer Internship


Summer 2018 NSF REU

Cleveland State University

2018 Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates

University of Washington


REU Program in Physics at Univ. of Notre Dame (REU@NDMMXVIII)

University of Notre Dame

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