SPS OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
(Formerly the International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) Award)
Invited Presentation at the International Conference of Physics Students
Cracow, Poland ~ August 6-13, 2008
$500 Honorarium for Winner and $500 for SPS Chapter
Invited Presentation at a SPS Research Session at a national meeting in 2009
The International Association of Physics Students (IAPS) is an international non-governmental association run by stu-
dents for students and recent graduates who are interested in physics. The aim of the IAPS is to give physics students the
opportunity to have an international scientific experience as a supplement to their university or college education. The
Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a National Committee member of IAPS representing the United States of America.
This summer, IAPS will host its annual International Conference of Physics Students (ICPS) in Cracow, Poland, on
August 6-13, 2008. SPS is soliciting from its student membership proposals for physics papers to be presented at the
ICPS. Up to two student papers will be selected. Expenses for transportation, room, board, and registration will be paid by
SPS. Applications will be judged on the quality of the abstract, letters of recommendation, and demonstration of active
participation in SPS. See your advisor for details or go to www.spsnational.org/programs/awards/student.htm.
The conference language will be English. Typically, the attendees are upper level undergraduate, and first and second year
graduate students. Previous years’ conferences have been held in Hungary, Turkey, Portugal, Austria, Russia, Denmark,
Finland, Croatia, Ireland, and Romania.
The privilege of contributing papers is restricted to SPS members in good standing and nonmembers whose completed
membership applications and payments for the first year’s dues are submitted before the deadline. The application form
with proposed abstract and two letters of recommendation must be sent to the SPS Outstanding Student