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SPS News - Issue 96
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SPS News — Issue 96
November 29, 2016
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Fall Chapter Award Application Deadlines Extended!PhysCon 2016Calling for applications from SPS chapters! New Deadline - This Thursday, December 1!
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.


Support the Future of Physics this Giving Tuesday!PhysCon 2016

With your support the 2016 Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon) was a great success! Students who attended brought copious amounts of drive and enthusiasm, but many students could not attend because of a lack of travel funds. That’s where you come in. You can help us support these committed physics students through travel awards by donating to the Sigma Pi Sigma Annual Fund. We expect a greater demand on our Annual Fund this year following the success of PhysCon, so any contribution you can provide will make a difference. All of these funds go to support students and their endeavors. Our goal is to help every undergraduate, who wants to present their research.


Future of Physics Days T-Shirt Caption Contest SPS has partnered with the American Physical Society (APS) on a competition to help design the Future of Physics Days t-shirt! The idea is straightforward: we have posted a picture of the t-shirt on our Facebook wall.
Comment on this image with your wittiest caption for a chance to be featured on the Future of Physics Days t-shirt and a chance to win free t-shirts for your physics/astronomy club! T-shirts with the winning caption are given to all undergraduate students who attend the 2017 APS March or April meetings.
If you want to win, make sure the captions are humorous, relate to physics, and are 25 words or less.
The deadline to post your caption to the Facebook page is Friday, December 2. The winner will be announced on December 5. MORE INFORMATION!

Summer Internship Applications Due January 15!SPS is now accepting applications for summer internships!
The SPS summer internship program offers 10-week-long paid positions in science policy, communication, outreach, research, and education. All internships include paid housing, a competitive stipend, a commuting allowance, and transportation to and from Washington, DC. Applications and all supporting materials are due January 15.

Apply Today!

Find the Right Grad School for YOU! (GSS) has a newly designed, easy-to-use site! You can now create an account, save your schools, and compare different programs in the physical sciences. If you are seeking your perfect graduate program in physics or a related field, GSS is the site for you! Check out!

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

American Astronomical Society (AAS) 229th Meeting, January 3-7, 2017
Registration 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! Iowa MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SUMR) – Iowa MSTP Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SUMR)
Research in Industrial Projects for Students (RIPS) – Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IPAM) at UCLA
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.

US Dept of Homeland Security Summer Internships The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate Office of University Programs sponsors a 10-week summer internship program for students majoring in homeland security related science, technology, engineering and mathematics (HS-STEM) disciplines. The program provides students with quality research experiences at federal research facilities located across the country and allows students the opportunity to establish connections with DHS professionals. It is open to undergraduate and graduate students in a broad spectrum of HS-STEM disciplines and DHS mission-relevant Research Areas. Application deadline: December 7, 2016, 11:59PM EST

Brad R. Conrad
Director, Society of Physics Students & Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society
1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD, 20740
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