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SPS News - Applications Due January 15!
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SPS News - Issue 121: January 2, 2018


Applications Due January 15!

SPS Summer Internship Program

  • 10-week paid internship in the Washington, DC area (housing provided)

  • Internship placement sites include SPS, APS, AAPT, OSA, NASA, Capitol Hill, and more!

  • Features outreach, professional development, and networking opportunities

Test drive a career today!

SPS Congressional Visits Day (SPS CVD)

  • Two-day science policy program that allows members to engage with congressional leaders in Washington, DC

  • Raise visibility and support for science, engineering, and technology

  • Engage with members of Capitol Hill on the science policy issues most important to you

Make a difference and meet members of Congress!


Applications are due January 15, 2018 by 11:59pm EST.

Spring Award & Scholarship Applications Now Open!

Applications for the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award, and Scholarships are now open! Applications and supporting documents are due March 15, find more info and apply today!

Join SPS at Upcoming Meetings

SPS at AAPT Winter Meeting

Are you attending the AAPT Winter Meeting in San Diego this weekend? Be sure to look for SPS National Staff and attend the undergraduate events below:

  • Saturday 1/06, 5:30-7:00pm - Undergraduate Meet-Up

  • Sunday 1/07, 6:00-7:30pm - Undergraduate Poster/Talk Awards Session

  • Monday 1/08, 11:00-12:00pm - Conducting Outreach - Best Practices for Undergraduates

Find the full program, here.


AAS Evening of Undergraduate Science

Join SPS Staff and other members for an evening of networking, information and presentations at the 231st AAS Meeting. Join us at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, January 10 in Washington, DC. Light refreshments will be served.

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.

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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.

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.


175th Meeting of ASA, May 7-11

Registration is open until April 9 for the 175th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Minneapolis, MN. 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!

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