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SPS News - Issue 67

October 20, 2015 | Issue 67

2015 SPS Mather Policy Interns Drew Roberts (l) and Elias Kim (r) with Nobel laureate John Mather (c).

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Mather Policy Interns Advise on Pursuing a Career in Science Policy

With help from SPS and Nobel laureate John Mather, this summer, Mather Policy Interns Elias Kim and Drew Roberts (pictured above with John Mather) worked with minority House Committees on Capitol Hill. Read about their experiences. Applications for SPS internships will open in November.

Marsh W. White and Chapter Research Award Proposals Due November 16!!

Get up to $500 for your chapter outreach! Marsh W. White Awards are offered to SPS chapters for physics outreach to grades K-12 and the general public. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 16!

Get up to $2000 for your chapter research! SPS Chapter Research Awards are offered to chapters for physics research projects. The deadline for proposals is Nov. 16!

Are you ready to SOCK?! Free Outreach Kit for Chapters

Kick start your chapter’s outreach events with a free SPS SOCK! The 2015-16 Science Outreach Catalyst Kit explores the physics of sound through eight engaging demos and activities that can be used in a variety of settings.  Share the wonders of acoustics with Boomwhackers, a full set of tuning forks, make-your-own instruments, and much more! The SOCK comes full of supplies and lesson plans. For details, visit the SPS website. Only 25 SOCKs are available, so request yours today.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

American Astronomical Society (AAS) 227th Meeting — January 4-8

Registration is open for the the AAS Winter Meeting in Kissimmee, FL in January 2016. Regular rates are available until November 12. Get more information.

American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting 2016 — January 9-12

Registration is now open for the the AAPT Winter Meeting in New Orleans, LA in January 2016. Take advantage of the early bird rates until November 10. AAPT welcomes students to their meetings (at low cost) and many of the sessions and presentations are geared towards physics students. Get more information.

American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting — March 14-18

Abstract submissions are being accepted until November 6 for the the APS March Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Make sure to reference "25.1: Undergraduate Research/Society of Physics Students Abstracts" when submitting. Registration is now open.

American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting — April 16-19

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the the APS April Meeting in Salt lake City, UT. Abstracts will be accepted until January 8, 2016. Make sure to reference "N. UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH including SPS (all topics)" when submitting. Get more information.

For a comprehensive list of upcoming meetings and deadlines, visit the SPS calendar.

Going to a Meeting? Let Us Help With That!

Attending a conference? SPS members attending and reporting on professional physics meetings are eligible to receive $200 in travel reimbursement. Applications are always being accepted. Apply Now!

Presenting your work at an upcoming conference? SPS members presenting original work at a national AIP member society physics meeting are eligible to receive $200 in funding. A limited number of awards will be offered. Apply Today!

Upcoming Zone Meetings

October 23-24: Zone 12
October 29-31: Zone 13
Check the calendar for dates, locations, and contact information!
For a comprehensive list of upcoming zone meetings, visit the SPS calendar.

Free Webinar on Transitioning Your Career Beyond Academia

SPS Jobs free webinarCraft a successful strategy to research, prepare, and ultimately change to a career outside academia, and how to determine the right career for your needs, desires and ambitions. Learn how to stay connected and collaborative with colleagues in higher education, even after you leave, just in case you decide to return to it the future. Register for this free event, being held on November 5, 2015 at 2PM ET and co-sponsored by SPS.

SPS Featured JOBS! New Summer Opportunities for Undergraduates!

SPS Jobs hired stampResearch Experience for Undergraduates – Johns Hopkins University Institute for Nanobiotechnology
Summer Student Fellowship – Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Internships at the International Atomic Energy Agency – International Atomic Energy Agency c/o Argonne National Laboratory
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.

Announcing the Sixth Annual University Physics Competition

The sixth annual University Physics Competition will be held during the weekend of November 13-15, 2015. This is an international contest for undergraduate students, who will work in teams of three at their home colleges and universities all over the world for 48 hours, analyzing a theoretical scenario and writing a formal paper describing their work. Register your team today!

Sean Bentley, PhD
Director, Society of Physics Students & Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
American Institute of Physics, Education Division
1 Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD, 20740
Tel: 301-209-3013

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