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SPS News - Issue 143: December 11, 2018

Happy Holidays from SPS

SPS wants you to enjoy your holiday break! Our next issue of the e-Newsletter will be January 8, 2019. If you have any questions, reach out to

Reminder: Intern Applications Due!

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.

National Council Nominations Open 12/15

Are you or someone you know interested in representing your zone on the SPS National Council? Nominations for the 2019-20 National Council will open December 15. Find more information about the SPS President, AZC and ZC positions here.

Join SPS at Upcoming Meetings

If you are attending the upcoming AMS or AAS meetings, be sure to visit the American Institute of Physics booth and attend the SPS sponsored events:

SPS at the AMS Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

  •  AMS Career Fair, Saturday, January 5th, 5:30-7:30 pm and Sunday, January 6th, 6:30 -8:30 pm
  •  Resume Workshop, Saturday, January 5th, 4:00-5:00 pm

SPS at the AAS Meeting in Seattle, WA

  •  Student Orientation & Grad School Fair, Sunday, January 6th, 5:30-7:00 pm
  • Undergraduate Meet & Greet, Monday, January 7th, 4:00-5:30 pm

Request an Alum for Your Next Meeting

Planning your spring SPS or Zone meetings? Request an SPS/ΣΠΣ alum as a virtual or in-person guest speaker! The Alumni Engagement Program has over 20 alumni who have volunteered to provide talks, job shadowing, and tours. Just head over to the website and search available alumni by state, discipline, engagement level, and job sector. When you find a speaker you are interested in, click “Request this Alum!” and enter information about your request. Make sure you check the Alumni page often, we are continuing to add new alumni information every week.

Are you or someone you know interested in joining the Alumni Engagement Program? Click here to sign-up!

Tips for Nailing Grad School Interviews

Getting ready for grad school interviews? Part of the grad school selection process is preparing for interviews with schools and faculty. Here are some great tips on how to prepare, structure, and ace these interviews. also helps students prepare by providing students a detailed outline of a department’s offered programs, professors, and research specialties. For more interview tips and advice, check out the SPS Careers Toolbox.

Future of Physics Days at the April Meeting

With the holiday break approaching, it’s the perfect time to submit your abstract for the APS April Meeting! Join us for all of the special events for undergrads at Future of Physics Days at the APS April Meeting and consider presenting your research in our undergrad-only sessions. Submit your abstract here. Deadline: January 4, 2018.

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 Undergraduate Fellowship Program - Feb 1

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

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

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!

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