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Conferences for Students

Each year, the American Physical Society (APS) holds two big meetings, each with a different physics focus and each named after the month in which they are typically (but not always!) held: March and April. This year, the meetings will both be “virtual” and will each feature programming specifically designed for undergraduates, called “Future of Physics Days”. 
 
  • The APS March Meeting, March 15-19, 2021 (online), focuses on condensed matter physics, materials science, quantum science & engineering, and atomic, molecular & optical physics (AMO). 
  • The APS April Meeting, April 17-20, 2021 (online), focuses on particle physics, nuclear physics, astrophysics & cosmology, gravitation, accelerator physics.
Both meetings also include sessions on physics education research, equity & inclusion, and other important topics in physics.
 
So, how do you register for an APS meeting?  First, join the APS. 
 
If you are not already an APS member, go to the APS membership page and join. "Membership is free for the first year for students in physics, related science, and engineering graduate and undergraduate programs.”  See the Student Membership page.
 
Now register for a meeting: 
If you need financial assistance to cover the registration fee, please see the “Resources for declared Physics or Engineering Physics majors” section of our Advice for Physics Students page.
 

     The goal of APS CUWiP is to help undergraduate women continue in physics by providing them with the opportunity to experience a professional conference, information about graduate school and professions in physics, and access to other women in physics of all ages with whom they can share experiences, advice, and ideas.
Conferences are held across the US and in Canada in January each year. Applications are now closed for CUWiP 2021. However, if you're interested in networking with other women & gender minorities in physics, sign up for the new APS Engage community!

   The mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.

    The purpose of this society is to promote the professional well-being and recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic physicists within the scientific community of the United States and within society at large. The Society seeks to develop and support efforts to increase opportunities for Hispanics in physics and to increase the number of practicing Hispanic physicists, particularly by encouraging Hispanic students to enter a career in physics.

   SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.