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SPS News - Issue 136: September 4, 2018

Welcome Back!

And just when you were thinking about how much you missed homework sets and lab reports… Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer and that the coming academic year is the best one yet. It’ll fly by.


SPS National staff has been working hard all summer and has many exciting programs ready to roll out for you this year. To help keep track of everything, we’ll be sending you these short, bi-weekly emails with the top things that you should be aware of. Have fun and GO SPS!

Apply for SPS Awards

Fall Deadline: November 15 *Applications are now open*

Marsh White Award, Future Faces of Physics Award, Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award, and Chapter Research Award


Winter Deadline: January 15

SPS Internship and SPS Congressional Visits Day (CVD)


Spring Deadline: March 15

SPS Scholarships, Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award, Outstanding Chapter Advisor Nominations


Summer Deadline: June 15

Chapter Reports


Ongoing Opportunities

SPS Science Outreach Kit Requests (SOCK), SPS Travel and Reporter Awards

NEW: SPS Chapter Membership

An unlimited number of people from your chapter can join SPS National for one flat rate!  Members receive the same benefits as individual membership with the exception of an electronic subscription to The SPS Observer rather than print.  Chapters will also receive:

Visit the website for more information and sign up your chapter today! Call 301-209-3007 or email with questions.

Group Membership Discounts Available

SPS National also offers group membership discounts for chapters and departments! The more people from your chapter that join SPS National, the larger the discount off dues:

5-9           5% discount
10-24     15% discount
25-39     20% discount
40+         25% discount

All members get access to two AIP member societies, SPS individual awards and chapter awards, and much more!  This offer is good for both new and renewing members.  Faculty, staff and graduate students are also welcome to join. Call 301-209-3007 or email with questions.

Reach Out to Your Local Representatives

Next week the National Council, which represents all SPS Chapters, will meet to discuss awards, programs, and future SPS initiatives. Your local zone representatives will be equipped with the knowledge and resources to help you and your chapter be successful. If you have any questions or concerns you’d like your Zone Councilor and Associate Zone Councilor to address at the SPS National Council meeting, please contact them as soon as possible.

Request Your FREE Outreach Kit

If your chapter wants a FREE outreach demo, apply for a Science Outreach Catalyst Kit (SOCK) now! Applications for SOCKs are open and kits are ready to ship. This year’s SOCK includes everything you need for Chladni Plates! There are a limited number of SOCKs available, request your chapter’s today!

Fall Mailer in Your Advisor’s Mailbox

The 2018-19 Fall Mailer should be in your SPS Chapter Advisor’s mailbox! The mailer includes SPS membership brochures, the new information handbook, informational fliers, fun posters, and more!

AstroIAPS 2018

AstroIAPS is the first excursion of IAPS in Mexico to the National Astronomical Observatory in Ensenada, Mexico taking place this October. Along with the excursion to the observatory, there will also be workshops and lectures related to cosmology, astronomy and astrobiology. For more information, click here.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

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.

AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition, October 21-26

Registration is open for the AVS 65th International Symposium & Exhibition in Long Beach, CA. Conference info is located here.

18th Annual AMS Student Conference, January 4-6

Abstracts for student posters are accepted through October 2. See the AMS website for more details.

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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CERN Research Semester-Winter 2019

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