|Programs & Awards
The Society of Physics Students sponsors internships, scholarships, fellowships, grants, outreach materials, and awards for both individuals and chapters.
- Blake Lilly Prize
- Outstanding Advisor
- Chapter Awards
- A Notable Internship
Inspiring Outreach Recognized with Blake Lilly Prize
UCA SPS members take their show on the road for "Science Nights" events by traveling to elementary schools with demonstrations for all attendees. The Blake Lilly Prize recognizes SPS chapters and individuals who make a genuine effort to positively influence the attitudes of school children and the general public about physics. Several awards are made each year. Apply Now!
Deadline: April 15
2014 Recipients | Blake Lilly Prize Details
Outstanding Chapter Advisor Awards
The 2015 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award recognizes, annually, one extraordinary chapter advisor who facilitates leadership, organization, a broad spectrum of activities, and enthusiastic student participation. Nominations
are due April 15
2014 Recipient | About the Award
2014 Chapters Recognized
Congratulations to all of the 2014 SPS Outstanding, Distinguished, and Notable 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.
Photo: In the Jackson Park lab, Society of Physics Students from TLU share physics fundamentals and help you build a take-home project.
2014 Recipients | About the Awards | Meet your Zone Councilors
Perspectives on Policy: The Undergraduate Internship
The AIP Mather Policy Internship is designed to give undergraduates the opportunity to get involved right at the heart of science policy in Washington D.C.
2013 Mather Policy Intern Nikki Sanford spent the summer of 2013 at Capitol Hill with the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and is currently studying at William & Mary Law School.
Nikki shares some of her experience with the APS Forum on Physics and Society.
APS Interview with Nikki | Learn more about SPS Internships
• Randy Booker named 2014 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor
• Future Faces of Physics Awards
• 2015 Marsh White Outreach Awards
• 2015 Chapter Research Awards
• 2014 Blake Lilly Prize Recipients
|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 2014 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.
2014 Recipients | Scholarship Details
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.
|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 of 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.