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SPS News Issue 164: November 14, 2019


Share Your PhysCon 2019 Experience on Social Media!


Having an awesome time at #PhysCon2019? Be sure to share your experiences and check out other attendees on social media using #PhysCon and #PhysCon2019. Follow SPS on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @SPSNational and tag us in your posts!



PhysCon 2019 Plenary Speakers-

Live Broadcast Link

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


Start Planning Now for PhysCon 2021


Celebrate a century of scholarship, fellowship, and service with Sigma Pi Sigma at PhysCon 2021!  Mark your calendars now for October 28-30, 2021, in Washington, D.C., for the next Physics Congress. There will be more tours, luminaries from the fields of physics and astronomy, and a special session devoted to the celebration of 100 years of physics and astronomy.  For a sneak peek of what PhysCon 2021 is all about, visit our YouTube channel today!


Join us at PhysCon 2021 to celebrate 100 Years of Momentum with Sigma Pi Sigma


SPS Summer Internship Applications Are NOW OPEN!


Are you looking for an exciting summer opportunity? Applications for the SPS Summer Internship Program are now open!


Through the SPS summer internship program, physics undergraduates are placed in organizations that put their knowledge, experience and energy to work on meaningful assignments relevant to the organization and the advancement of physics more generally. The internship placements offer a variety of ways to utilize your skills as a physics major in areas like science policy, outreach, career development, science research, and education.


To learn more about 2020 program descriptions and placement sites, visit here. If you're interested in past intern experiences, check out their blogs and final presentations!


The application deadline is Wednesday, January 15th, 2020. Apply today!


*Please note that AIP Mather Public Policy Intern applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and may be filled before the January 15th deadline.*


Come see GradSchoolShopper at PhysCon 2019! Stop by the GSS booth to get some free swag, get the new 2020 GradSchoolShopper book for FREE, and to learn more about how to find the right grad program that suits you best. The Grad School Fair will be happening at PhysCon for all 3 days, so this will be an excellent opportunity for you to speak to the graduate school representatives in person! 


Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome 

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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