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SPS News - Issue 146: February 5, 2019

Apply for Scholarships!

SPS Scholarships are given to undergraduate physics students on the basis of scholarship, SPS participation, and additional criteria as outlined here. Applications are due online and official transcripts must be postmarked by March 15. Start your application today!

Recognize Outstanding Research and Chapter Advisors

Applications for the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award and Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award are open! Materials are due March 15, find more info and apply today!

Publish Your Work in JURP

SPS is accepting submissions for the Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (JURP). JURP gives undergraduate students the opportunity to publish research and other SPS activities in a peer-reviewed journal. The priority deadline for submissions is March 15. Learn more here.

Sample Fundraising Letter for PhysCon

To help you fundraise for #PhysCon2019, we created a fundraising letter to send to administrators, donors, and family! Visit our fundraising page and find the sample letter under "Big Impact Fundraising Ideas." While you’re there, check out other tips and case studies to help you maximize your fundraising efforts.

Represent your Region in SPS

Are you or someone you know interested in representing chapters from your region on the SPS National Council? Nominations for the 2019-20 National Council are open! Find more information about the SPS President, AZC and ZC positions here. Nominations are due by March 15.

Life as a Grad Student

While using can be great to search for the best grad school that best fits you, seeking advice from current grad students is also important. Speak with current grad students about their experiences and ask what advice they can give you to succeed in grad school. Check out and read about SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma alumni experiences and feel free to contact them for mentorship!

Science Communication Competition!

Can you explain a quantum concept to a family audience in just three minutes? Can you demonstrate one with a hands-on activity? Win prizes, fame, and a trip to Boston in early April for the 2019 National Quantum Matters Science Communication Competition. Entries are due March 1. Learn more here.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

APS March Meeting, March 4-8

Registration is open until February 22 for the APS March Meeting 2019 in Boston, MA. Conference info is located here.


APS April Meeting, April 13-16

Registration is open until March 1 for the APS April Meeting in Denver, CO. Conference info is located here.


 AAPM Annual Meeting, July 14-18

Abstract submission is open until March 7 for the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine in San Antonio, TX. 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

DOE Scholars Program - 2019 ARPA-E Technology-to-Market



Iowa MSTP Summer Undergraduate MSTP Research Program (SUMR) - Deadline Extended

Iowa MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SUMR)


Alabama Plasma Internship Program (ALPIP)


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