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SPS News - Issue 147: February 19, 2019

Nominate Your Outstanding SPS Advisor

Has your chapter received an Outstanding Chapter designation in the last two years? Then nominate your Advisor for SPS’s most prestigious award! The Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor is awarded $5,000 to be divided three ways. Nominations are due Friday, March 15 by 11:59pm EST. Nominate your Advisor today!

Recognize Outstanding Research and Apply for Scholarships

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

Attend Your Regional SPS Meeting!

Zone meetings bring together students from SPS chapters within geographical regions. They are a fun way for undergraduates to network, present their research, and interact with practicing scientists. To find your zone click here, and to find your scheduled zone meeting, click here!

Call for SPS Leadership Nominations

Do you or someone you know want the opportunity to lead the chapters in your zone and work with SPS National to shape future events and programs?  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.

SPS at APS March

If you are attending the American Physical Society March Meeting in Boston on March 3 - 6, visit the SPS/AIP booths, Rock-n-Roll sing along, and attend SPS/Sigma Pi Sigma sponsored events which include oral talks, career workshops, a graduate school fair, and student reception!

New Student/Chapter Event at PhysCon 2019!

#PhysCon2019 will feature a new event called “Breaking Boundaries” focused on promoting SPS chapters from across the country! Each chapter has its own unique culture, and the aim of this session is to share ideas and learn from one another to improve all chapters. Events during this session include the Chapter Showcase, Blackout Bingo, graduate school and job fairs, and a t-shirt exchange and contest. Click here to learn more!

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.

How do I pay for grad school?

Most PhD programs in physics and astronomy in the US have financial aid options that cover most, if not all, tuition costs. Plan your finances by using and search specific graduate program information such as financial aid, teaching assistantships, and research assistant positions. Click here for more stats about financial support for new Bachelor’s pursuing Graduate Study provided by the Statistical Research Center.

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

NYIT NSF REU Site: Research on Security of Mobile Devices and Wireless Networks in New York City

New York Institute of Technology REU Site


University of Florida Condensed Matter Physics and Applied Materials REU

University of Florida


REU Scholar / Undergraduate Researcher


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