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SPS News - Issue 126: March 13, 2018

Last Chance to Apply for SPS Scholarships!

SPS awards scholarships of $2,000-$5,000 to undergraduate physics students on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, and additional criteria as outlined in the descriptions listed here. Applications & letters of recommendation must be received, and official transcripts must be postmarked by THIS THURSDAY, March 15 at 11:59pm EST. Apply today!

Nominate your Outstanding SPS Advisor 

Has your chapter received an Outstanding Chapter designation in the last two years? Then nominate your Advisor for SPS’s most prestigious award! The Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor is awarded $5,000 to be divided three ways. Nominations are due Thursday, March 15 by 11:59pm EST. Nominate your Advisor today!

Apply for the Undergraduate Research Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award is given to students based on exceptional research in any physics-related field. Awardees will receive up to $1,800 to cover costs to attend one AIP member society meeting, a $500 honorarium for themselves, and a $500 honorarium for their SPS chapter. Applications are due Thursday, March 15 by 11:59pm EST. Apply Today!

Don’t Miss the JURP Submission Deadline!

SPS is accepting submissions for the Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (JURP). JURP gives undergraduate students the opportunity to share their work and be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The early submission deadline is Thursday, March 15 at 11:59pm EST. For submission instructions, click here.

Last Call for SPS Leadership Nominations

Do you want the opportunity to lead the chapters in your zone and work with SPS National to shape future events and programs? Join the 2018-19 SPS National Council! Find more information about the AZC and ZC positions and download information flyers. Nominations are due March 15 at 11:59pm EST, here.

Celebrate Einstein’s Birthday

Celebrate Einstein’s birthday and Pi Day by giving back to the SPS undergraduate physics community. Your gift helps undergraduate physics and astronomy students engage in research, outreach, public policy and networking opportunities at the Physics Congress (PhysCon). Learn more, or donate today!

ORISE Scholarship Competition

Undergraduate students are invited to participate in the “Radiation Exposure: What Not to Fear” competition for the opportunity to earn a scholarship up to $5,000. For more information on this competition, click here. The competition deadline is Thursday, March 29.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

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.

232nd Meeting of AAS, June 3-7

Registration is open for the 232nd Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Denver, CO. Conference information is located here.

Annual Meeting of ACA, July 20-24

Registration is now open for the Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association in Toronto, CA. 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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