As part of the Giving Tuesday initiative, the Society of Physics Students, Sigma Pi Sigma, and the American Institute of Physics celebrate #APhysicsDayofGiving, a 24-hour, online, fundraising and awareness event, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. #GivingTuesday is a national day of philanthropy held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
#APhysicsDayofGiving will highlight specific opportunities where your support is needed. Scholarships, travel stipends, and interships all comprise AIP's Student Programs. As always, on #GivingTuesday you may direct your contributions to the area(s) that you so desire. We are appealing to you, someone with a mind for physics and the heart and desire to help students who are the future of the physical sciences.
Another significant part of Student Programs is the Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon). PhysCon 2016 will be hosted in Silicon Valley on November 3rd-5th. It is the largest gathering of undergraduate physics students in the nation and allows them to spend valuable time with mentors, world-renowned physicists, and their peers.
In addition to the disignation areas in which Student Programs continues to seek support, this year a special designation area has been added: Congress Student Travel Fund. This fund will allow students to apply to receive a Reporter Award. This award is competivie and will provide a stipend for students to register for and travel to PhysCon to serve as official reporters for the conference.
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Both the Society of Physics Students and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society are supported through individual donations to Sigma Pi Sigma. Donations to the Endowment Fund are investments in the future of our programs, as the interest gained goes to sustaining our programs and the endowment principle is never distributed. Donations to the Annual Fund maintain our programs on an annual basis and support infrastructure and general purpose needs.
Thank you for your support!