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SPS News - Giving Back & Looking Forward
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SPS News - Issue 142: November 27, 2018

Apply for an SPS Summer Internship

Looking for a fun and rewarding summer experience? SPS offers a 10-week paid Summer Internship Program in the Washington, DC area. Internship placement sites include AIP, APS, AAPT, OSA, NASA, NIST, Capitol Hill and more! The program also features a number of 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.

Giving Tuesday

This Giving Tuesday, invest in physics students and their future with The Centennial Campaign, meant to secure the longevity of PhysCon. Donations will be used to create an endowment that will help reduce lodging, dining, and travel costs for student attendees. Donate what you can to keep this experience going for years to come. Another way to give is through the Alumni Engagement Program. This program allows you to volunteer your time and experience through mentoring, virtual visits, job shadowing, and more. Join the Alumni Engagement Program.

Vote for your Favorite T-shirt Design!

Each year, the American Physical Society (APS) and SPS join forces to bring you Future of Physics Days - events just for undergraduate students at the APS March and April Meetings, attendance of these events comes with a FREE t-shirt! Right now, we’re asking YOU to vote on your favorite t-shirt design. Vote today and keep an eye out for the winning design! All votes must be in by December 7 at 5:00pm EST.

Grad School Apps Due Soon!

Graduate school application deadlines are upon us! Use GradSchoolShopper to find graduate programs that suit you: browse by program specialty and department size.

JURP is Now Available Online

The first reimagined issue of the Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (JURP) is now available online! As a reminder - reports are being accepted for the 2019 issue of JURP. Click here for more information on the kinds of reports accepted for JURP and the submission process.

Request Your FREE Outreach Kit

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

MSI Speaker Grants Available from APS

Are you at a Minority Serving Institution or community college? Apply for a $1000 grant to bring guest speakers to your institution for colloquium or seminar presentations. This is a unique opportunity to hear from speakers from the breadth of physics. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Learn more here.

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.

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

Registration is open until December 20 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.


APS April Meeting, April 13-16

Abstract Submission is open until January 4 for the APS April Meeting in Denver, CO. 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!

SPS Jobs Hired
SPS Jobs

Ohio State Center for Emergent Materials Summer REU

The Ohio State University, Center for Emergent Materials


Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS)

Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA

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