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SPS News - Issue 140: October 30, 2018

PhysCon is 1 Year Away!

PhysCon 2019, in Providence, RI, is just one year away! Have you started fundraising to maximize the number of students who can attend from your chapter? Do you know who the plenary speakers are? Have you heard about the NEW Breaking Boundaries event which will give you the opportunity to showcase your chapter? Check out the PhysCon website for all this information, and more. And, follow the event on Facebook for bi-weekly updates and testimonials from previous attendees!

Fall Applications Due November 15

Future Faces of Physics Award  

  • Outreach award to chapters to promote physics and astronomy across cultures

  • $500 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually


Marsh W. White Award

  • Outreach award to chapters for programs with grades K-12 and the general public

  • $500 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually


Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award

  • Engagement award to Sigma Pi Sigma chapters for funding events that aim to include alumni or expand the recognition within the campus and surrounding community

  • $500 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually

SPS Chapter Research Award

  • Research award to chapters for imaginative physics and astronomy projects

  • $2,000 maximum, awarded to several chapters annually

Available Now -

2019 GradSchoolShopper Book

It’s official—the 2019 GradSchoolShopper book is here! With the new 2019 edition, students can find the graduate program that best fits them using specific and up-to-date departmental information such as degree requirements, research specialties, application deadlines, faculty size, financial aid, and much more. Get the book for FREE and visit now to sign-up for a free account.

Alumni Engagement Program

SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma recently launched the Alumni Engagement Program – an exciting new way for SPS members to connect with physics/astronomy alumni in the SPS community. Through the program, you and your chapter can engage with alumni for career advice, mentorship, job shadowing opportunities, or to schedule an in-person or virtual speaker for your next chapter or zone meeting! Learn more about the Alumni Engagement Program.

Post Your REU on SPS Jobs

Faculty can post internship and REU postings for FREE on SPS Jobs. Locate the best fit for your program by reaching the future of the science community - SPS members, as well as the members and student members of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), American Physical Society (APS Physics), and AVS Science and Technology. 


Your posting will also appear on the Physics Today Jobs site, which when combined with the job sites of the organizations mentioned above forms the ultimate online science and engineering career network. Hire from the best AND save money with this risk-free offer; login to or create your Employer account to get started.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

18th Annual AMS Student Conference, January 4-6

Early Registration is open until December 3 for the Annual AMS Conference in Phoenix, AZ. Conference info is located here.

AAS 233rd Meeting , January 6-10

Late Registration is open until November 9 for the AAS Meeting in Seattle, WA. Conference info is located here.

AAPT Winter Meeting, January 12-15

Early Bird Registration is open until November 14 for the AAPT Winter Meeting in Houston, TX. Conference info is located here.


APS March Meeting, March 4-8

Early Registration is open until January 14 for the APS March Meeting 2019 in Boston, MA. 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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