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SPS News - Issue 141: November 13, 2018

Fall Applications Due November 15

Applications and advisor sign-offs are due this Thursday, November 15 by 11:59pm EST. According to the National Council, one of the biggest markers of an Outstanding Chapter is participation in SPS Awards & Programs! Don’t miss out on this chance to boost your chapter recognition, apply today! If you have any questions regarding applications, please contact


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

Now Open! - SPS Intern Applications

Looking for a life-changing summer experience? Apply for an SPS Summer Internship! The SPS Summer Internship Program includes:

  • Dynamic 10-week paid internship in the Washington, DC area

  • Internship placements in research, science policy, outreach, career development, and science education

  • Outreach, professional development, and networking opportunities

Learn more about the program, check out the position descriptions, and read blogs from last year’s interns. The application deadline is January 15.

Find Your Grad School this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving break is almost here! November is the perfect time to start sending your transcripts and reminding your professors about recommendation letters. Students also usually use the break to focus on searching for grad schools. Sit down with the new 2019 GradSchoolShopper book or browse through the website to see what schools & programs fit you best. Get the GSS book for free here.

Stay in the Know: Science Policy

With midterm elections behind us, it’s easy to forget about politics until the next election. However, as an advocate for science, it’s important to stay in the know about the science policy issues most important to STEM. The American Institute of Physics (AIP) makes staying in the know easy with FYI, an authoritative news and resource center for federal science policy. Sign up for clear & concise weekly science policy news or a monthly digest. You can also explore FYI online with tools like the Budget Tracker, Bill Tracker, and Leadership Tracker.

AAPM Undergraduate Summer Opportunities

The American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) offers 10 week summer programs for undergraduate students to gain experience in medical physics by performing research in a medical physics laboratory or assisting with clinical service at a clinical facility. Click here for more information about these opportunities!

Program Application Deadlines:

AAPM Summer Undergrad Fellowship Program - February 1

Diversity Recruitment through Education & Mentoring (DREAM) Program - February 1

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.

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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