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SPS News — Issue 93
October 18, 2016
Opportunities  |  Meetings  |  Careers

PhysCon 2016!PhysCon 2016

The 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon) is just around the corner! PhysCon will take place November 3-5 in Silicon Valley, CA. Registration is available on-site. Be sure to check the website for more information about speakers and site tours, and much more.


How to Present an Awesome Poster!

Whether you're prepping a poster presentation for PhysCon or another scientific meeting, SPS has compiled some tips and resources to help you improve your presentation skills. Read it now!

Fall Chapter Award Applications Due November 15!PhysCon 2016SPS is calling for applications from SPS chapters!
Future Faces of Physics Awards are granted to chapters that promote the recruitment and retention of people from groups historically underrepresented in physics. Several awards of up to $500 are made each year.
Marsh W. White Awards are offered to SPS chapters for physics outreach to grades K-12 and the general public. Several awards of up to $500 are made each year.
SPS Chapter Research Awards are offered to SPS chapters for physics research projects. Several awards of up to $2,000 are made each year.

Apply Today!

Find the Right Grad School for YOU! (GSS) is the most complete directory of graduate programs in the physical sciences! See the newly designed, easy-to-use site with new 2017 data for the school of your choice. Explore your future in the physical sciences now! Check out!

Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation - Zone 17The Renewable Energy Scholarship Foundation gives scholarships to students in Oregon and Washington (SPS Zone 17) studying renewable energy. Applications are being accepted now through Dec. 15!


Fall SPS Zone MeetingsZones 13 and 16 will hold a joint meeting with APS and AAPT hosted by New Mexico State University and the University of Texas, El Paso, in Las Cruces, New Mexico, October 21-22, 2016. The Zone 9 Fall Meeting will be held at the University of Wisconsin - Platteville, November 11-12, 2016. The Zone 5 Fall Meeting will be held at the University of North Carolina Asheville, November 18-19, 2016.

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

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

Science and Technology of Materials, Interfaces, and Processing (AVS) 63rd International Symposium and Exhibition, November 6-11
Registration is open for the AVS 63rd International Symposium & Exhibition taking place in Nashville, TN. This meeting addresses cutting-edge issues associated with materials, processing, and interfaces in the research and manufacturing communities. Get more information.

American Astronomical Society (AAS) 229th Meeting, January 3-7, 2017
Abstract submission is open for the AAS 229th Meeting at Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, TX. The Undergraduate Orientation & Student Pavilion will be held on Tuesday, 3 January 2017 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Get more information.

American Meteorological Society 97th Annual Meeting, January 22-26, 2017
Registration is open for the AMS 97th Annual Meeting taking place in Seattle, WA. The 2017 AMS Student Conference: Observe the Leaders of Today, Become the Leaders of Tomorrow, will be held 21–22 January 2017 in Seattle, Washington in association with the Annual Meeting. Get more information.

American Physical Society (APS) April Meeting, January 28-31, 2017
Registration is open for the APS April Meeting at Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC in January. The meeting will bring together physicists, scientists, and students from all over the world to share groundbreaking research from industry, universities, and major labs. Get more information.

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, February 18-21, 2017
Registration is open for the AAPT Winter Meeting being held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA. This meeting offers an excellent opportunity for members, colleagues and future physicists from around the world to participate in physics workshops, meet and greet other physics educators, form networks internationally, nationally and locally, engage exhibitors, and learn about the latest physics resources. Get more information.

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 always being accepted. Apply Now!

For a comprehensive list of upcoming meetings and deadlines, visit the SPS calendar.
SPS Jobs hired stampSPS Featured JOBS! Physics Instructor Position – Guided Discoveries
2017 Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates – CRISP at Yale/Southern CT University
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.

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Director, Society of Physics Students & Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
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