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SPS News Issue 163: October 29, 2019


PhysCon is TWO weeks away!


It’s not too late to register for #PhysCon2019 this November 14-16 in Providence, RI! Be one of over 1,500 physics and astronomy students, mentors, alumni, and renowned scientists coming together for a life-changing experience. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from luminaries in the field, tour research facilities, engage in workshops, and build our community. Click here to learn more about PhysCon 2019 and register yourself or your chapter today!


If you are not able to attend, don’t worry! You can livestream Plenaries from Dr. Jami Valentine Miller and Dr. John Mather. Visit starting at 2:45PM EST on November 16!



Apply for SPS Fall Awards 

The deadline for 2019 Fall awards is December 2. Apply Now!


Future Faces of Physics Award – Made to SPS chapters to support projects promoting physics across cultures.

Marsh W. White Award - Made to SPS chapters to support projects promoting interest in physics among students and the general public.

SPS Chapter Research Award - Calendar year grants to support local chapter research projects.

Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award  - Awarded to Sigma Pi Sigma chapters for funding of chapter inductions and events that engage alumni or expand the recognition of Sigma Pi Sigma within the campus and surrounding community.


Request Your FREE Outreach Demo Today


If your chapter wants a FREE outreach demo, apply for a Science Outreach Catalyst Kit (SOCK) now! Less than 100 SOCKs are available and are distributed on a first-come first-serve basis! This year’s SOCK includes two new astronomy-themed demos. Recreate the LIGO gravitational wave experiment with Jell-O or create “Cakeraters” using baked goods and marbles.  It’ll be one of the only times you can break one of the cardinal rules of science and eat your experiment!


Join us at the Chapter Showcase at PhysCon!


Make sure your SPS Chapter is registered for the Breaking Boundaries Event! A table space will be provided and chapters are encouraged to fill it with things that represent their chapter and its culture. Bring posters, pictures, examples of outreach, t-shirts, and more to help show others how you do SPS! Register your chapter here.


PhysCon Poster abstracts and Physics “Phine” Art submissions are also still being accepted. All abstracts must be submitted through your PhysCon registration account


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Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

PhysCon 2019, November 14-16

Conference info is located here.


ASA 178th Meeting, December 2-6

Registration deadline closes October. Conference info is located here.


AAS 235th Meeting, January 4-8

Late registration ends December 10. For more information, visit here.


AMS 100TH Annual Meeting, January 12-16

The 19th AMS Student conference is January 11-12. Conference info is located here.


2020 AAPT Winter Meeting, January 18-21

Early bird registration deadline closes November 17. 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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