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2009 Student Perspectives on Physics Meetings
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  • Regional Meetings
  • National Meetings
  • International Meetings

Regional Meetings

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapters are divided into 18 geographic zones, and many zones hold meetings each year. SPS offers support at a level of $500 for SPS chapters hosting a zone meeting. Learn more on the “Host a Zone Meeting” page.

Recently Featured Articles

Zone 1: Boston University, March 2009
Cutting-edge research, careers, and graduate school all in one

Zone 3 & Zone 7: Saint Peter’s College, April 2009
Plasmas: The fourth state that matters!!!

Zone 4: Randolph College, April 2009
From a human‐sized hamster wheel to earthquakes

Zone 6: The University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, March 2009
Puerto Rico’s first zone meeting!

Zone 7 & Zone 3: Saint Peter’s College, April 2009
Plasmas: The fourth state that matters!!!

Zone 10: Rhodes College, February 2009
Celebrating the International Year of Astronomy at ludicrous speed!

Zone 12: East Central University, April 2009
Working to bring together Zone 12

Zone 13: Tarleton State University, April 2009
Joint meeting of Zone 13 and the Texas sections of the American Physical Society and American Association of Physics Teachers

Zone 14: Colorado School of Mines, April 2009
Joint Meeting of Zone 14 and the Colorado-Wyoming section of the American Association of Physics Teachers

Zone 15: University of Utah (April, 2009)
Zone 15 takes on thermoacoustics, rockets, and “spin matters”

Zone 16: Arizona State University, April 2009
Physically correct and incorrect

Zone 17: Eastern Washington University, May 2009
The physics of music and the solar system

Zone 18: California State University, San Bernardino, April 2009
Frontiers and Future Faces of Physics


National Meetings

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) offers travel support at a level of $200 for SPS chapters or individual students reporting on a national physics meeting for SPS. Learn more on the SPS Awards page.

Recently Featured Articles

American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
AAPT   My experience at the 2009 Joint Meeting of the AAPT and the AAAS
By Jenna Smith, Rhodes College
An Inconvenient Truth, rotating galaxies and dark matter, advancing women in science internationally, and social opportunities for undergraduate students.
     
American Astronomical Society (AAS)
AAS   From the Rose Bowl to Gamma-Ray Bursts: The AAS 213th Meeting
By Therese Jones, Penn State
The International Year of Astronomy, extragalactic astronomy, cosmology, and strong Mg II absorbers along quasar and gamma-ray burst sightlines.
     
AAS   Remarkable team of High School Students attend 213th AAS Meeting
By Oil City High School Students
High school students from Oil City High School, PA, and their teacher Tim Spuck presented their research at the 213th AAS Meeting. SPS is pleased to present their experiences here.
     
American Physical Society (APS)
APS   APRIL: First results from the Fermi telescope and the April 2009 Meeting of the APS
By Scott Burger, Western Washington University
Fusion, dark matter, bad astronomy, science journalism, and interviews with 2008 Nobel Laureate Makoto Kobayashi and Phil Plait, author of Death From the Skies! and the “Bad Astronomy” blog.
     
APS   MARCH: Our Journey Though the 2009 APS March Meeting
By David Jacome, Ronald Maldonado, Tony Maldonado, Samik Adhikari, and Luan To, Saint Peter’s College
Nanoparticles, thin films, qubit decoherence, undergraduate presentations, and interacting with physicists from around the world.
     
APS   MARCH: A Student Perspective on the 2009 APS March Meeting
By Eteri Svanidze, SUNY Fredonia
Nanotechnology, a student reception sponsored by the APS Forum on Graduate Student Affairs, and navigating the exhibit hall.
     
Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
CUWP   The 2009 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held at Yale University
By Eteri Svanidze, SUNY Fredonia
Career opportunities, how graduate school works, nanotechnology, and the equal treatment of women in science, having a fulfilling career and “normal” life.

International Meetings

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) offers travel support for two students to represent SPS and the United States at the International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS), an annual conference of the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS). This is facilitated through the SPS Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research.

Winners receive a $500 honorarium and a $500 award for their SPS Chapter, as well as expenses for transportation, room, board, and registration for the ICPS. In addition, winners are invited to give their research presentation at an SPS Research Session at a national meeting.

In addition, SPS Reporter Awards are occaisonally granted to SPS members reporting from other international meetings.

Recently Featured Articles

2009 Marshall Scholar Reunion and Symposium (California Institute of Technology)
Marshall Scholar Reunion and Symposium   Space Exploration and Climate Change: An Introduction and Interdisciplinary Discussion
by Anna M. Quider, University of Cambridge
Many generations of Marshall Scholars, space exploration and climate change.
     
COSMO '09 (International Conference on Particle Physics and Cosmology, Geneva, Switzerland)
COSMO '09   COSMO '09: Where the Subatomic Meets the Extragalactic
by Scott V. Burger, Western Washington University
Studying in London, science at CERN, Stephen Hawking on “The Spontaneous Creation of Universes,” and presenting my cosmology research.
     
2009 ICPS (International Conference of Physics Students)
2009 ICPS   XXIV International Conference of Physics Students | Photo Album
by Joshua Fuchs, Rhodes College
Traveling to Croatia, amazing guest lectures, presenting my research on “Binary Orbital Motion of Electrically Charged Spheres in Weightlessness,” and making friends from all over the world.
     
2009 ICPS   International Conference of Physics Students
by Gabriel Caceres, Augustana College
500 physics students from around the world, meeting a famous astrophysicist, and invitations to return to Europe.
     
     

 

 
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