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SPS News — Issue 77
March 8, 2016
Opportunities  |  Meetings  |  Careers
Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Applications due March 15. Each year, two SPS representatives, winners of the SPS Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research, attend and present their research at the International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS), an international conference hosted by the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS). This year the ICPS will be held in Msida, Malta, August 11-17. Get more information and apply.
Needed: Volunteers for the USA Science and Engineering Festival The Society of Physics Students is looking for volunteers in the Washington, DC area to represent SPS at the USA Science & Engineering Festival to be held 14-17 April 2016 in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Sign-up Now!
Upcoming SPS Awards — Deadline April 15 Are your chapter outreach efforts worthy of recognition? The Blake Lilly Prize recognizes SPS chapters that positively influence the attitudes of school children and the general public about physics. Applications are currently being accepted.

Is your SPS Advisor worthy of recognition? SPS recognizes annually an Outstanding Chapter Advisor and will be accepting nominations soon.

Attending the APS April Meeting? SPS Can Help! 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 a Meeting? 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 Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome APS March MeetingAmerican Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, March 14-18
SPS will have a booth at the APS March Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Stop by and play our version of PLINKO and receive "valuable prizes." Get more information.

American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, April 16-19
Register now for the APS April Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT. Get more information.

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

Upcoming Zone Meetings To find out what zone your chapter is in, visit SPS Zones.

Zone 18 – Mar. 11-13, Zone 11 – Mar. 11-13, Zone 6 – Mar. 18-20, Zone 13 – Mar. 31-Apr. 2, Zone 4 – Apr. 8-9, Zone 17 – Apr. 9, Zone 5 – Apr. 15-16.

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

Are you ready to SOCK?! Free Outreach Kit for Chapters Kick start your chapter’s outreach events with the 2015-16 Science Outreach Catalyst Kit (SOCK). The SOCK is free and 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. Only 25 SOCKs are available. Learn more and request yours today.
SPS Featured JOBS! New Summer Opportunities for Undergrads! SPS Jobs hired stampNanoscience Research Opportunity for Professor-Student Teams – University of Nebraska MRSEC
CERN Research Semester – University of Michigan
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.

Tracy Nolis-Schwab
Communications Manager
Society of Physics Students & Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
1 Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD, 20740
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