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SPS News - Issue 98
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SPS News — Issue 98
December 27, 2016
Opportunities  |  Careers  |  Meetings

Happy Holidays from All of Us!snowflakeWe at the ΣΠΣ / SPS National Office take this occasion to thank you for your support and commitment to physics students. We are fortunate to be part of such a strong community. Happy Holidays from the ΣΠΣ / SPS team: Brad, Kerry, Tracy, James, Matt, Lydia, Sacha and Courtney.

2016 Outstanding Chapter Awards Announced!SPS Outstanding Chapters, selected by Zone Councilors and Associate Zone Councilors, are determined by carefully reviewing the information, photos and supporting material presented in the annual Chapter Reports. The National Office congratulates all chapters submitting reports.


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) 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. Create your free user account and explore your future in the physical sciences now! Check out!

Working on your Internship, Research or Job Applications?Careers ToolboxThe SPS Careers Toolbox provides a wealth of resources for students in all phases of the job search. Check out tips for researching prospective employers, writing resumes and cover letters, asking for references and interviewing like a pro.


SPS Featured JOBS! SPS Jobs hired stampEducation Programs Intern – American Institute of Physics
Ph.D. Position in Ocean/Atmosphere Dynamics and Modeling – Dep't. of Earth & Environment, Boston University
Opportunity for graduate research in Physics Education Research at University of Central Florida – University of Central Florida Department of Physics
As always, you can register and sign up for job alerts to find your perfect fit.

Upcoming Scientific Meetings - Students Welcome

American Astronomical Society (AAS) 229th Meeting, January 3-7, 2017
Going to 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 remains 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 remains 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. Early Bird registration ends Dec. 28. 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.

American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting, March 13-17, 2017
Registration is open for the APS March Meeting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA in March. 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.

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.
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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