SPS Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research
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APPLICATION DEADLINE: MARCH 15
2013 ICPS Website | Application | Program Flyer (Please Post)
|The 2013 ICPS will take place at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburg, Scotland. Above is a view of the loch at Edinburgh Campus.
SPS is soliciting from its student membership proposals for physics papers to be presented at the 2013 International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS), August 15-21, 2013, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Up to two student papers will be selected. ICPS is an annual conference of the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS).
Winners will receive a $500 honorarium and a $500 award for their SPS Chapter, as well as expenses for transportation, room, board, and registration for the 2012 ICPS. In addition, winners are invited to give their research presentation at an SPS Research Session at a national meeting in 2012-13.
The ICPS is planned and hosted by the IAPS, an international non-governmental association run by students for students and recent graduates who are interested in physics. The IAPS provides the opportunity for physics students to have an international experience as a supplement to their university or college science education. The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a National Committee member of IAPS representing the United States of America.
The conference language will be English. Typically, the attendees are upper level undergraduate, and first and second year graduate students. Previous year's conferences have been held in Romania, England, Portugal, Denmark, Turkey, Austria, Russia, Poland and Croatia.
Usual activities at the ICPS include:
- Delegate lectures lasting 20-25 minutes
- Poster sessions
- Guest lectures
- Excursions to places of scientific, cultural or historical interest
- A guided tour of the host city
- IAPS Annual General Meeting and workshops
- Parties, including the welcome, farewell and national parties.
At the national party, delegates are encouraged to share examples
of their national food, drink and entertainment.
The application form with proposed abstract and two letters of
recommendation must be sent to:
Society of Physics Students
Outstanding Student Award Committee
One Physics Ellipse,
College Park, MD 20740
Applications and all supporting material must be postmarked on or before March 15.
Applications will be judged on the quality of the abstract, letters of recommendation and demonstration of active participation in SPS.
Note: Awardees will be required to submit a completed W-9 federal tax form before funds dispersal—download form at: www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf