The Director's Corner
Is there anything so curious as curling? I love the Olympics, winter and summer, flawed as they are...
Even though it looks and feels wintry here, I've got my mind on Portland, OR this summer, and the upcoming AAPT meeting. Abstract and $200 travel award deadlines are Monday March 1.Many other opportunities are listed below including details on the SPS Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research, which involves $1000 of prize money, and support for a trip to the International Conference of Physics Students in Graz, Austria. Go for the gold, as they say...see details on each of the following bullet items below. Gary
- $200 travel awards to summer physics meeting in Portland, OR, March 1 deadline
- Outstanding research award, $500 plus Austria, Deadline March 15th
- Summer jobs galore on the Nucleus with its shiny new look
- Physics e-tutor jobs await!
- Marsh White Outreach project winners announced! Congratulations to
- Texas State University
- Utah State University
- Coe College
- Green River Community College
- Univ. of Wisconsin-Platteville
- Univ. of Wisconsin-River Falls
- Colorado School of Mines
- University of Oregon
- University of Central Florida
- Eastern Michigan
- University Texas
- Tech University
- Penn State University
- Wright State University
- Drexel University
- Henderson State
Details follow below:
1) To apply for an SPS travel award, there are three basic steps:
a) Submit your abstract to AAPT as usual:
b) Complete a W9 form:
c) Send both your abstract AND W9 form to email@example.com or fax both to 301-209-0839. If you are not able to complete the W9 form for some reason, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will work with you to develop an alternative plan.
SPS is also seeking a few students to serve as SPS Reporters, with a comparable stipend, contact Kendra Rand, email@example.com, for more information.
2) Outstanding student award for undergraduate research, March 15, includes $500 prizes for winner, $500 for chapter, and support to present at international student physics conference in Graz, Austria. See reports from previous winners to get an idea of what a great opportunity this is for an undergraduate who has accomplished some research!
3) Summer jobs on http://www.the-nucleus.org/ find yours today! SPS maintains the Summer Research Clearinghouse (with over 1000 summer positions, literally) at but time is running out as those application deadlines swirl past.
4) Physics e-tutors are needed!---so be a tutor, get paid, and feel good, http://www.tutor.com/apply and if you feel so inclined, let them know that SPS sent you! SPS does receive a modest referral fee if you are accepted as a tutor, so please indicate on the application form that you are associated with SPS, unless that really offends your sensibilities. Their current tutors (including over a hundred SPSers!) list the following benefits: * Great way to earn extra income; * Flexible scheduling, 7 days a week between 2pm to 1am eastern time; * Work from the comfort of home or dorm, all tutoring takes place online; * Make a difference and help students all over the country; and * Great resume builder. Opportunity to become mentors and senior mentors in your subject area.
5) If you want to learn more about physics outreach, try checking out the many SPS social networking sites, from facebooking to tweeting to flickr-ing to youtubing and beyond. Connect with other physicists!
a.On Facebook: SPS group
b. On The Nucleus (check out the "GRE question of the Week" forum)
c. On YouTube: Eye-witness account of Nuclear Explosion
d. On Twitter
e. On Flickr
f. and explore AIP UniPHY at www.aipuniphy.org to look in on links among those involved in physics research. You might find youself in there if you've published recently!
Director, Sigma Pi Sigma and Society of Physics Students
Assistant Director of Education
American Institute of Physics
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College Park, MD 20740