SPS Virtual Opportunities: Bracket Competitions & Talks

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Thursday, March 26, 2020


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Virtual Talks with SPS

We are hosting live video talks through Zoom throughout the coming weeks. If you are unable to make any of the talks, no problem! All talks are recorded and posted to our YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/SPSnational).

Previous Talks: 

Tuesday, March 17: Susan White, Interim Director of the Statistical Research Center at AIP.  Titled "You Can't Handle the Truth." 

Tuesday, March 24: Greg Good, Director of the Center for History of Physics. Titled “Space Weather in the Time of Pandemic”.

Wednesday, April 1: Colleen Countryman, Assistant Professor & SPS Zone Councilor at Ithaca College. Titled "The Development and Assessment of Instructional Mobile Apps for Physics Students."

Wednesday, April 15: David J. Helfand, Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University and American Institute of Physics Board Chair. Titled "Where Did All That CO2 Come From?"

Thursday, April 23: David J. Helfand, Professor of Astronomy at Columbia University and American Institute of Physics Board Chair. Titled "Global Warming: The Astronomical Factors"

Tuesday, May 26: Dr. Shannon Clardy, Henderson State University and Zone Councilor for Zone 10, will be giving a talk titled "So your internship is cancelled. Now what?"

Next Talk

Wednesday, June 17 at 3 PM: Dr. Toni Sauncy, Texas Lutheran University, "“Living the Life in a Physics World: Hard work, serious skills, and necessary frivolous diversions.”

Register in advance for the webinar here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_M4JpmjNARFyGtoznbVHnbA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


SPS Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony! 

Many colleges and universities have moved online for the rest of this academic year and into the summer. This has affected all undergraduate students in some way, especially our seniors who are seeing major changes to the traditions that come with being on campus and during graduation. To honor our seniors, SPS will be holding a Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at 3 PM EST.

All are welcome to join! SPS members, seniors, faculty, family and friends. Register today


Julianne M. Pollard-Larkin, Ph.D                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Physics Section Chief of Thoracic Service, Department of Radiation Physics @The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Talk titled: “Nothing is More Contagious than Hope: Tips for a Physics Student Braving a Pandemic.”



FREE Virtual Webinar: How to Network and Find Collaborators from Afar

Learn from a STEM careers consultant how to network, discuss strategies and tactics for finding new collaborators, and build mutually beneficial partnerships with professionals across the globe, all through digital spaces. Register now for this event on Thursday, May 28 at 1 pm ET.  Brought to you by Physics Today and the Society of Physics Students.


March Madness - SPS Style

@SPSNational is holding bracket-style competitions for physics topics that you can vote on! Theme's so far have inlcuded “Bad Physics Movies”, "Favorite Physics Courses", and this week's theme "YOUR FAVORITE Physics Discoveries!", where all competing discoveries have been chosen by YOU, our SPS members, from your suggestions across social media! Ant-Man was voted the winner (or is it loser?) of the "Bad Physics Movie" bracket and Astronomy/Astrophysics reigns as winner of "Favorite Physics Courses".  Which of your favorite discoveries will come out on top this week?

Upcoming themes may include physics memes, favorite equations, and best physics movies. Be sure to vote for your favorite!

Follow us on social media to keep up to date:

Twitter: @SPSNational

Instagram: @SPSNational

Facebook: The Society of Physics Students @SPSNational


If there are other virtual opportunities you would like to see SPS provide, please email us at sps-programs [at] aip.org 


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