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The SPS Observer

The SPS Observer

Each issue of The SPS Observer contains interesting feature articles, advice from experienced voices, chapter and zone activities, physics problems, society news, announcements, and meeting notes from SPS reporters. It is published in hardcopy format and published online quarterly. Subscriptions are included with your annual SPS national membership dues. Please keep your membership profile up-to-date to ensure delivery.


SPS Brochure

SPS Membership Brochure

This brightly colored brochure introduces prospective SPS members to the benefits of joining the national organization. A packet of brochures is mailed to each SPS chapter at the beginning of the academic year.

To order extra copies, contact the SPS National Office at: sps [at] aip.org; Tel: 301-209-3007; or Society of Physics Students, One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740


Careers Toolbox for Physics Students

Careers Toolbox for Physics Students

The Careers Toolbox for Undergraduate Physics Students is a set of tools and exercises designed to help undergraduate physics students prepare to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics workforce. Tools range from exploring the common job titles of physics bachelor's to preparing for interviews, and are all geared specifically for physics students.


Career Options Poster

Career Options Poster

This poster, created by the Career Pathways Project, is a summary of SPS's Career Toolbox workshop. It summarizes alternative education and career paths to the traditional academia or research options that physics majors should be aware of. 

Various quantities can be ordered on the SPS Store.


Fact Sheet for Career Professionals

Fact Sheet for Career Professionals

This guide, created by the Career Pathways Project, is a resource designed to enhance the work being done by career services professionals with physics undergraduates and faculty. The Fact Sheet includes information on the common career paths of physics bachelor’s recipients, resume and career advising tips, suggested databases for finding physics-related internships and jobs, and more. The Fact Sheet may also be useful for high school guidance counselors and college admissions staff.

Various quantities can be ordered on the SPS Store.


Physics is for You 

Physics is for You

An introduction to physics and your world from the American Institute of Physics. This colorful brochure describes the role of physics in society, and presents information on education, careers, and additional resources to learn more about physics and science. A great resource for recruiting high school and undergraduate physics students. 

Sets of 100 brochures can be ordered for $100 on the SPS Store.


24 x 36 Poster: SPS Opens Doors

This poster can be ordered free of charge by contacting the national office, or you can download a high-resolution version (.jpg) from the SPS Dropbox site and print a copy locally.


SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma Information Handbook

SPS & Sigma Pi Sigma Information Handbook

This annual handbook is designed to give chapter officers and advisors the key information they need to help their chapters get the most from its SPS experience. A copy is mailed to each chapter advisor at the beginning of the academic year.

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