|Programs & Awards
The Society of Physics Students sponsors internships, scholarships, fellowships, grants, outreach materials, and awards for both individuals and chapters.
- SPS Internships
- Future Faces
- Outstanding Chapters
Broad Array of SPS Summer Internships Available
The SPS summer internship program offers 9½-week-long positions (June 3 - August 7, 2013) with various organizations in science policy, communication, outreach and scientific research. All internships include paid housing, a $4,500 stipend, a commuting allowance, and transportation to/from Washington, DC.
The applications deadline is February 1, 2013.
Program Details | 2013 Positions | Application | Previous Interns
Inagural SPS Future Faces of Physics Awards
Future Faces of Physics Awards are made to SPS Chapters "to support projects designed to promote physics across cultures." In light of the SPS Statement on Diversity adopted in 2009, the goal of the Future Faces of Physics Awards program is to promote the recruitment and retention of groups historically underrepresented in physics.
Award Details | Diversity Statement | Future Faces Initiative
2012 Outstanding Chapters Named
Congratulations to all of the 2012 SPS Outstanding Chapters! These awards are determined by Zone Councilors & Associate Zone Councilors each academic year, after a careful review of the information, photos and supporting material presented in the annual SPS Chapter Reports.
Pictured at left is 2012 Outstanding SPS Chapter, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, during their "Webelos on Wheels" event.
2012 Recipients | About the Awards | Meet your Zone Councilors
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• 2012 Outstanding Chapter Advisor
• 2012 Marsh White Outreach Awards
• 2012 SPS Scholarship Recipients
• 2012 Undergraduate Reserach Awards
Future Faces of Physics Awards are made to Society of Physics Students (SPS) Chapters "to support projects designed to promote physics across cultures." In light of the SPS Statement on Diversity adopted in 2009, the goal of the Future Faces of Physics Awards program is to promote the recruitment and retention of groups historically underrepresented in physics.
|SOCKs (Science Outreach Catalyst Kits)
The annual Science Outreach Catalyst Kits, or SOCKs, contain exploratory physics and science activities specifically designed for SPS Chapters and collegiate physics departments to use in outreach presentations to local elementary, middle and high school students. The kits are created and assembled annually by the SPS national interns and national office staff.
SOCKs Home | 2012 | 2011 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
SPS Internships are nine-week, broad-based learning opportunities for undergraduate physics majors in the areas of scientific research and outreach/policy. Students are placed in organizations in the Washington, DC area such as NIST, NASA, AIP, AAS, AAPT and APS.
Meet the 2012 Interns | Program Details | Past Interns
SPS Scholarships encourage the study of physics and the pursuit of high scholarship. They 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.
2012 Recipients | Scholarship Details
Note: Search for physics and astronomy scholarships provided by additional organizations on The Nucleus Scholarship Clearinghouse, an SPS-supported digital resource collection.
SPS sponsors a variety of research, outreach, and travel awards, along with a Physics & Society Fellowship. There are also awards recognizing outstanding students, SPS chapters and SPS advisors.
SPS Awards | Physics & Society Fellowship
Information on fellowships, internships, grants, research positions, & graduate programs in physics, astronomy and related sciences.
Also See: Summer Research Opportunities on The Nucleus digital library
|Future Faces of Physics Initiative
In keeping with its commitment to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional physics community, the SPS National Council adopted “Future Faces of Physics” as the theme for the 2007-2008 academic year. With this continuing initiative, SPS aims to raise visibility and focus on issues of student diversity in physics.
Future Faces of Physics Kit | Future Faces of Physics Jeopardy
The SPS derives most of its support from the American Institute of Physics (AIP). SPS dues are also an important contributor. These regular, budgeted sources of revenue make possible the SPS publications and programs that are available to SPS members.
The Awards and Scholarship Programs of SPS are made possible, in part, through the generous contributions os Sigma Pi Sigma members and friends. Scholarships and Awards are supported by income derived from designated funds that have been provided as gifts. In this way, the physics alumni, and especially Sigma Pi Sigma members, contribute to the generations of students who follow them.