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SPS News - Issue 153: May 14, 2019

JURP Submissions Due Tomorrow

Tomorrow is the last day to submit your report for the 2019 issue of the Journal of Undergraduate Reports in Physics (JURP). JURP gives undergraduate students the opportunity to share their work and be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Reports must be submitted through the awards system and signed off by your advisor by tomorrow, May 15 at 11:59pm EDT. For submission instructions, click here. 

Sign up for PhysCon Notifications

This November 14-16 in Providence, RI, PhysCon will bring together more than 1,500 students of physics and astronomy with mentors, alumni and renowned scientists for a life-changing experience to explore how we all have the capacity to Make Waves & Break Boundaries. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from luminaries in the field, go on tours, engage in workshops, and build our community. Click here to learn more about PhysCon 2019 and sign up for registration notifications!

Chapter Reports Due June 15

Chapter Reports are a great way for you to look back on your accomplishments from the past year. Submitting a Chapter Report also enters your school in the running for an Outstanding Chapter Award and other chapter designations. We have simplified the submission process and no login is required. Start your report today! The first 100 chapters to submit their reports will be entered in a drawing for one of five $100 pizza gift cards.

Congratulations to the 2019-20 National Council!

The people have spoken, and our new National Council will begin their terms on June 1, 2019!  See your newly elected zone leadership here and watch the SPS homepage for bios coming soon.

Apply for PhysCon Travel & Reporter Awards

Whether you are presenting a poster at PhysCon or are interested in science writing for PhysCon – SPS has awards available to you! The Travel Award will provide $200 for students presenting a poster at PhysCon, while the Chapter Reporter Award provides up to $600 for chapters who want to write an official report after attending PhysCon or post to social media during PhysCon. Click here for more information about PhysCon awards.  These are only available to current SPS members, so don’t let your membership lapse over the summer!

How has PhysCon Impacted You?

Have you ever attended PhysCon? If so, we want you to share your experiences in preparation for PhysCon 2019! Use the hashtag #PhysConImpact on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with pictures of your favorite memories from a previous PhysCon. Don’t have any good pictures? Feel free to share a story instead. We want to know the ways PhysCon has impacted YOU so that current undergraduate students understand why they should attend PhysCon 2019!

New GradSchoolShopper Resources Available

Check out our new Grad School Resources page! To help guide students through the graduate admission process and find the right school, GSS has developed a thorough and comprehensive page of resources. Find information about how to prepare for grad school, application timelines, financial aid, advice, and much more. Dive in and equip yourself with a wealth of knowledge, advice, and resources that could help you find your future in the physical sciences.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

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.


OSA FiO/LS, September 15-19

Registration is open until August 19 for the Optical Society Frontiers in Optics & Laser Science Conference in Washington, D.C. 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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