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SPS News - Issue 149: March 19, 2019

Request an SPS 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 visit 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.

Interested in joining the Alumni Engagement Program? Click here to sign-up!

Chapter Showcase Registration Open for #PhysCon2019

Want to show off what makes your chapter special or unique 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!

Is Your Chapter Fundraising for PhysCon Yet?

What is your chapter doing to prepare for #PhysCon2019? If you are just getting started, or are looking for new fundraising ideas, check out the PhysCon Fundraising page. While you’re there, you’ll find best practices, fundraising case studies, a sample donor letter, and students’ top tips. Also be on the lookout for cow fundraising videos - the first one features Pi(e) a Professor!

Accepting JURP Submissions through May 15

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 final submission deadline for this year’s issue of JURP is May 15. For submission instructions, click here.

GSS Corner: Flexible Master’s Programs

How long does it take to get a Master’s Degree? Well that depends on each person’s life situation. The good news is that schools are now offering more flexible options and programs for students seeking a Master’s degree. A lot of students don’t take the traditional route towards grad school, so if this is you, take a look and learn more about flexible programs a school may offer you.


Have you ever struggled to explain why your science matters to someone else? Have you ever been frustrated at the way science is covered in the media or how it is "misused" in policy? SCIENCE TALK '19 will unite science communicators, practitioners, and facilitators for two exciting days of learning best practices for how to talk science better. It will feature presentations, workshops, expert panels, and networking opportunities galore. Registration is now open, click here for more information.

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

Registration is open until April 16 for the 234th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in St. Louis, MO. Conference info is located here.


AAPM Annual Meeting, July 14-18

Registration is open until May 29 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!

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2019 Princeton Summer School: The Physics of Life. June 10 - 21, 2019

Princeton- CUNY Center for the Physics of Biological Function at Princeton University


2019 EERE Robotics Summer Internships

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

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