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SPS News - Issue 79
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SPS News — Issue 79
April 5, 2016
Opportunities  |  Meetings  |  Careers

The SPS National Council Elections Open This Week! It is time to choose the new student and faculty leaders of SPS! Elections are open through May 6. Details are available online. Voting is done electronically by your chapter leaders or advisor, with one vote per chapter. Be sure your chapter votes to have your voice heard!

Let’s Get to PhysCon!PhysCon fundraising kit componentsThe SPS national office has fundraising kits for your local chapter that can help finance your attendance at PhysCon, held November 3-5 in Silicon Valley, CA. The kits contain fundraising ideas, case studies, and a variety of goodies to facilitate your efforts and track your progress.
Order your free kit today!

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!

SPS is also looking for volunteers in the Washington, DC area to represent SPS at Physics Day at Six Flags to be held Friday, 22 April 2016 at Six Flags America, Bowie, MD. 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.

Presenting Your Research at an Upcoming Meeting? 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!

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

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, April 16-19
Be sure to stop by the SPS booth at the APS April Meeting in Salt Lake City, UT next week. Get more information.

CLEO:2016 Laser Science to Photonic Applications, June 5-10
Register now for CLEO (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics) this June in San Jose, CA. CLEO is sponsored in part by APS and the Optical Society. Advance registration ends May 9. Get more information.

American Astronomical Society 228th Meeting, June 12-16
Register now for the 228th Meeting of AAS this June in San Diego, CA. Advance registration ends April 14. Get more information.

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Summer Meeting, July 16-20
Post-deadline abstracts are being accepted for the AAPT Summer Meeting in Sacramento, CA. Get more information.

American Crystallographic Association (ACA) 66th Annual Meeting, July 22-26
Abstracts are being accepted for the ACA 66th Annual Meeting in Denver, CO. 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 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.

FREE Webinar on Presentation Skills! SPS Jobs free webinarNeed to polish your public speaking skills? Moderator Alaina Levine will coach you LIVE, face-to-face, on-camera about preparation, and how to combat anxiety and show poise. Issues specific to scientists/engineers and for science-based conferences will be addressed.
Join us for this free event, being held on April 14, 2016 at 2PM ET and co-sponsored by SPS.

SPS Featured JOBS! Summer Opportunities for Undergrads! SPS Jobs hired stampIntern (Inside Science) – American Institute of Physics
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Chemistry at The University of Alabama – The University of Alabama
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
Questions? Email us.