SPS Invited to the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress

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Attention SPS Members:

Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society, is pleased to invite you to the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress. This meeting will take place in Orlando, FL, and will center on the theme Connecting Worlds Through Science & Service. Undergraduates, practicing physicists, and physics alumni from a broad spectrum of career paths will gather together to address the interconnectivity of the modern world and what it means to science. This meeting is hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma, but is open to all members of the science community. So check out the program and start planning your SPS chapter’s trip to Congress.

Connecting Worlds Through Science & Service
2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress
Hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society
November 8-10, 2012
Orlando, FL & Kennedy Space Center

The Congress will feature talks by distinguished scientists such as Dr. John Mather, Physics Nobel Laureate; Freeman Dyson, acclaimed scientist and author; Dr. John Grunsfeld, astronaut and former chief scientist of NASA; Dr. Jocelyn Bell Burnell, world-class astrophysicist known for discovering pulsars, and many more. You will be able to participate in breakout sessions to discuss issues important to scientific citizenship.

In addition, the Congress will include tours of the nearby NASA Kennedy Space Center, a celebration of art and science, and mingling and networking.

It isn’t too early to start planning your trip to Congress! Last time we had over 600 students and we’re hoping to surpass that this year, so please plan early. Registration opens in May.

See you in November 2012!

Steve Feller
Chair, 2012 Congress Committee
Coe College

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