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SPS News - Issue 150: April 2, 2019

Gear up for Graduation

SPS has stoles for you to proudly wear at graduation! Be sure to purchase yours soon so it can arrive before it’s time to walk the stage! Also check out the equation mug, padfolio, and official umbrella to help you enter the professional world. Shop today!

Voting Now Open!

Elections are open for the 2019-20 SPS National Council and each chapter gets 1 collective vote! Make sure your voice is heard and vote for your AZC, ZC (in zones 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 17), and the SPS President. Ballots close May 1. Vote now!

Special Event: Virtual Meet & Greet with Audra J. Wolfe

Join SPS for a virtual meet & greet with Dr. Audra J. Wolfe author of Freedom’s Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science this Wednesday, April 3 at 4:30 pm EDT. Participants will have the opportunity to chat with Dr. Wolfe prior to the presentation of her Trimble Lecture. If you’re in the Washington, DC area please join us in person at the American Center for Physics or register here to participate virtually. Questions? Contact the Zone 4 AZC Tori Palmaccio at

Kick Your PhysCon Fundraising into High Gear!

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!

Women in Physics

March was Women’s History Month and many STEM organizations, including the American Institute of Physics, celebrated by highlighting scientific breakthroughs that women have pioneered, as well as supporting and uplifting young women in science. March also signalled the release of the Statistical Research Center’s 2019 report on Women in Physics and Astronomy which provides a comprehensive overview of the representation and participation of women in physics and astronomy fields. View highlights and read the report, here.

Sign up for SPS Chapter Membership

Did you know an unlimited number of people from your chapter can join SPS National for one flat rate? Members receive the same benefits as individual membership with the exception of an electronic subscription to The SPS Observer rather than print.  Chapters will also receive:



Visit the website for more information and sign up your chapter today! Call 301-209-3007 or email with questions.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

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.

AAPT Summer Meeting, July 20-24

Early Bird Registration is open until May 22 for the American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting in Provo, UT. 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

Summer REU in plasma physics / fusion / high energy density physics at UC San Diego



Fall Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)

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