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SPS News - Issue 132: June 5, 2018

Win Free Pizza for Your Chapter

The first 100 chapters to submit their Chapter Reports will be entered in a drawing for one of five $100 pizza gift cards. Submitting a report qualifies your school for the Outstanding Chapter Award and other chapter designations.  The deadline to submit your Chapter Report is June 15. Start your report today!

Meet the New SPS National Council!

Congratulations to the newly elected members of the SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma National Council! Get to know your local representatives by reading their bios, here. Our thanks to the 2017-18 National Council for their hard work this year!

Spring Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the 2018 Scholarship recipients and the 2017-18 Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award winners! Learn more about SPS Scholarships and the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award.

The Wenner Collection at AIP

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) has the rare opportunity to acquire the complete Wenner rare book collection. This acquisition will allow scholars, authors, and individuals the ability to study these historic books and documents to pursue a wide range of topics and time periods in physical sciences. Learn more about the collection and watch the AIP Heritage & Promise Campaign video. Follow the journey of the #WennerCollection on Twitter.

Update on Digital Privacy

You’ve probably heard about the European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that went into effect on May 25 and have received lots of privacy updates in your inbox. We too have looked at how we protect the data you give us when you become a member. We’ve reviewed the practices of the services we partner with, implemented a process by which you can request access to your data, and ensured that when you interact with our sites, your data is used only in the way you intended. You can read our updated privacy policy here.

Find Your Grad School this Summer

Not sure what to do now that the school year is over? Picking a grad school is often a long process, so get started early! GradSchoolShopper makes it easier by offering a comprehensive resource to help students decide which graduate program fits them best. Explore your future in the physical sciences and take the guided tour at!

AAPT Travel Awards Available

AAPT is committed to supporting members who are attending national meetings. AAPT has several grant opportunities to ease financial barriers to attending the 2018 AAPT Summer Meeting. Click here for more information. The application deadline is June 15, 2018!

SPS News - Summer Schedule

The SPS News will go out on a monthly basis throughout the summer. We will resume bi-weekly updates in the fall.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

AAPT Summer Meeting, July 28-August 1

Advanced Registration is open until June 26 for the 2018 American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting in Washington, D.C. Conference information is located here.

60th AAPM Annual Meeting, July 29-August 2

Early Registration is open until June 20 for the 60th American Association of Physicists in Medicine Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN. Conference information is located here.

102nd OSA Annual Meeting, September 16-20

Registration is open for the Frontiers in Optics: 102nd Optical Society Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. 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!

SPS Jobs Hired
SPS Jobs

Dynamic Compression Summer School

Institute for Shock Physics Washington State University


Physical Sciences Advisor/ Specialist

Northeastern Illinois University

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