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SPS News - Issue 137: September 18, 2018

Let's Play Physics Jeopardy!

Engage your chapter and challenge your physics trivia knowledge with the latest version of Physics Jeopardy from SPS! With questions ranging from relativity to radioactivity, Physics Jeopardy encourages friendly competition as members/teams compete to earn the most points. This version comes in an editable PowerPoint format so that chapters may play as-is, or choose to add their own favorite physics-related questions. You can use Physics Jeopardy at your next chapter meeting, at an upcoming zone meeting, or fun amongst your co-members. Learn more and download Physics Jeopardy today!

Upcoming: Two Year College – SPS Informational Webinar

Do you attend a two-year or community college (TYC) or have a TYC campus nearby? If so, SPS National is hosting an informational webinar where you will learn how SPS membership can enrich your academic and professional development and how SPS can support your department’s health and culture. Join us live on Wednesday, September 26 from 2:00 – 3:00 pm EST and hear from TYC SPS advisors on the best practices for starting and maintaining a strong SPS chapter on a TYC campus.


This webinar is open to all students, advisors, faculty, and department chairs who currently have an SPS chapter or are interested in starting one. If you’re not at a TYC, but know of a nearby campus, pass this information along! You can attend the live webinar or view the recorded presentation on the SPS website, later. RSVP here by Tuesday, September 25.

2018-19 Information Handbook

The information handbook is available online now. This tool serves as a reference on how to apply for awards and grants, coordinate with other chapters, improve chapter health, and more! A hard-copy of the Information Handbook was recently provided to SPS Advisors in the Fall Mailer.

Attend the NSBP Meeting

Join the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) for their annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio on November 4-7. Early bird student registration ends September 30 and abstracts are due within 72 hours of completing registration. For more information about the meeting, click here.

2019 Grad School Info Available has now been updated with 2019 data! GSS is a one-stop-shop for students deciding where to apply for grad school. Filled with the most up-to-date department information, you can browse by specialty degree programs, GRE requirements, financial aid, and more. Check out our tutorial video on how to make the most out of your searches.

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!

AIP Member Society Meetings

SPS offers Travel Awards for undergraduate student members to attend AIP member society meetings. Although we try and highlight all information in our bi-weekly news, we recommend keeping up to date on all meetings through use of the AIP member society calendar and the individual meeting website for deadlines. Not presenting at a meeting you’re attending or don’t see the meeting host on the member society list? Check out our SPS Reporter Awards instead!

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

AAPT Winter Meeting, January 12-15

TODAY is the deadline for abstract submissions for the AAPT Winter Meeting in Houston, TX. Conference info is located here.

18th Annual AMS Student Conference, January 4-6

The deadline for student abstract submissions is October 2 for the Annual AMS Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Conference info is located here.

AAS 233rd Meeting , January 6-10

The deadline for abstract submissions is October 3 for the AAS Meeting in Seattle, WA. Conference info 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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