Why Join SPS National?

SPS doesn't stop at Georgia State! Our chapter is part of a nationwide organization, affiliated with the American Institute of Physics (AIP), with a wealth of resources and opportunities available to undergraduate students. Membership in SPS National is $24 dollars per calendar year, which might seem a little expensive until you consider the benefits, which include:

  • Eligibility for SPS scholarships, internships, research & travel grants, fellowships and other awards. The amount of opportunities available is huge and can be a little overwhelming, so we're keeping track of the deadlines below.
  • Free Membership in one AIP Member Society. This is one of the best reasons to join, because no matter what discipline of physics you're interested in there is a Member Society for you.
  • A subscription to Physics Today, which is a great publication and sort of like TIME or Newsweek for physics
  • Access to the SPS Jobs site and Careers Using Physics (CUP) website

SPS National News

June 16th, 2012   By John Lurie

Annual Chapter Reports

I submitted our Annual Chapter Report to SPS National yesterday. This is a chance for chapters to share their accomplishments and progress with SPS National, and is the basis by which the Outstanding Chapter Awards are given out. You can find our report posted on the SPS National Wiki. The site is a little hard to navigate, but look for us in a folder called Zone 6. I was kind of in a rush to fill out the report, so I'm sorry if I forgot to include anything. Although I don't think we're going to win an award this year, you should look at reports from other colleges and let Jennifer know if another chapter had and event you'd like to see at GSU. For example, the report from the University of Puerto Rico is pretty impressive.

Scholarships and Awards

SPS Leadership Scholarships

Deadline: February 15, every year

SPS scholarships consist of a top award of $5,000, and a number of $2,000 awards, which are intended for physics majors in the latter stages of their undergraduate careers. In determining the recipients, the SPS Scholarship Committee shall consider:

*high scholarship performance both in physics and overall studies,

*the exhibition of the potential and intention for continued scholastic development in physics

*active participation in SPS programs.

For more information go to http://www.spsnational.org/programs/scholarships/leadership.htm