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SPS News - Issue 148: March 5, 2019

Last Chance to Apply for SPS Scholarships!

SPS awards scholarships ranging from $2,000-$5,000 to undergraduate physics students on the basis of academic achievement, leadership, SPS participation, and additional criteria as outlined in the descriptions listed here. Applications & letters of recommendation must be received, and official transcripts must be postmarked by next Thursday, March 15 at 11:59 pm EDT. Apply today!

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 Thursday, March 15 by 11:59 pm EDT. Nominate your Advisor today!

Apply for the Undergrad Research Award

The Outstanding Undergraduate Research Award is given to students based on exceptional research in any physics-related field. Awardees will receive up to $1,800 to cover costs to attend one AIP member society meeting, a $500 honorarium for themselves, and a $500 honorarium for their SPS chapter. Applications are due Thursday, March 15 by 11:59 pm EDT. Apply Today!

Don’t Miss the JURP Submission Deadline!

SPS is accepting submissions for the Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (JURP). JURP gives undergraduate students the opportunity to share your work and be published in a peer-reviewed journal. The priority deadline for submissions is Thursday, March 15 at 11:59 pm EDT. For submission instructions, click here.

Last Call for SPS Leadership Nominations

Do you want the opportunity to lead the chapters in your zone and work with SPS National to shape future events and programs? Join the 2019-20 SPS National Council! Find more information about the AZC and ZC positions. Nominations are due March 15 at 11:59 pm EDT, here.

Stay up to Date with #PhysCon2019

#PhysCon2019 is just around the corner so it’s time to kick your fundraising efforts into high gear! Check out our Fundraising webpage which features a travel cost estimator, student’s top fundraising tips, best practices, and a sample letter to give to potential donors. Also, be sure to follow @SPSNational on instagram to see exclusive cow fundraising videos (coming soon)!

Chapter Showcase Registration Open for #PhysCon2019

Want to show off your something special or unique about your chapter at PhysCon? Then register for the Chapter Showcase! Chapters can register for a table during the Breaking Boundaries event and are encouraged to bring items/memorabilia that represents their unique culture, ideas which include: table-top outreach demos, photo albums, and more! Learn more about the event and register today - space is limited!

Prepare for Grad School Interviews

Are you preparing for your Ph.D. program interviews? Preparation and confidence are keys to having a successful interview. To help you ace the interviews, check out these questions you may be asked and questions that YOU should be asking during the interview. You can also check out to help you prepare through researching the grad schools and their offered programs, professors, and research specialties.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

APS April Meeting, April 13-16

Late Registration is open until March 29 for the APS April Meeting in Denver, CO. Conference info is located here.


177th Meeting of ASA, May 13-17

Registration is open until April 9 for the 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Louisville, KY. Conference info is located here.

234th Meeting of AAS, June 9-13

Early Registration is open until March 15 for the 234th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, MO. 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
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NSF-REU in Physics at University of Arkansas

University of Arkansas


Coordinator/Physics Education Outreach and Inclusion

University of Maryland Department of Physics

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