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The IAPS School Day Grant 2016

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We are repeating the IAPS School Day!

10 November is an occasion for you to spread interest in physics and this year’s theme is Environment and Energy. Around the world, members like you will organise activities at schools, universities, and other venues in order to ensure that we will have a new generation of physics students. For inspiration, this is what it looked like last year.

To help you in this endavour, we have decided to make a dedicated School Day Grant. Each member committee can receive up to 500 € with a total of 1500 € given out by IAPS.

The deadline is 19 October.

So do you have an idea for a fun experiment in a local school? Then join us!

Questions are welcome and can be sent to: edu(at)iaps(dot)info

We hope to see you!

Introducing the IAPS Contact Network!

As you know, IAPS offers grants, volunteering work, and opportunities to gain experiences in an international non-governmental, non-profit association, and help to its members.
To help each student interested in an exchange or starting at a new university, IAPS is establishing a Contact Network. The goal is to have at least one student at each university, willing to help others with information on the university, city, or country. At the same time. it’s always nice to already know a person in the city you move to, e.g. to find good places to hang out.
If you are interested, and we hope you are, please send an email with your name and university to secretary@iaps.info. Only your university will be published, and your name and email address will be provided to an interested student on request to the same email address listed above.
We are looking forward to having a huge network and help as many students as possible.
If you do have questions, suggestions, or comments about the Network, please do let us know.

Particle and Astroparticle Physics Autumn Programme (registration deadline 10 July at 1 pm (CEST)

The Particle and Astroparticle Physics Programme is coming to its second edition, this time to be held in the autumn. Following last year’s great success, the Italian Association of Physics Students (AISF) and IAPS will be organising a similar event, also including some new features and further improvements.

During the Programme, 40 students will be visiting the National Gran Sasso Laboratory and the Gran Sasso Science Institute in central Italy and the INFN laboratories in Frascati, Rome. Participants will meet in Rome, then move to the city of L’Aquila by coach and eventually return to Rome for departure. The event will have a focus on astroparticle physics, but a number of other topics will be touched upon, including theoretical physics, nuclear physics, high energy collisions and cosmology. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of these subjects in order to effectively make the most of the programme.

The complete event programme for 2016 can be downloaded here.

Registration and further information can be found here.

Register no later than 10 July at 1 pm (CEST).

jIAPS Article Contest – deadline 25 June 2016

Don’t miss out on the opportunity of winning the participation fee for this year’s International Conference of Physics Students! If there’s a physics idea you’d like to share with your colleagues from all around the world, you have a chance to get it published in the journal of the IAPS (jIAPS) – the best article will win the full ICPS2016 participation fee and a place in history!
We will be receiving articles until 25 June 2016.

Find more information here.

Note that you are also very much welcome to send us your article if you don’t want to participate in the contest.

Become a Student Ambassador

Having trouble getting your fellow students excited about IAPS and the world of physics students? That is now a thing of the past – introducing the Student Ambassador Program!

If you have ever been part of an IAPS activity, chances are that you found it to be a rewarding experience, which you will cherish for years. However, most physics students have never had that chance, and for whichever reason, they have not been motivated to seek it.

As an Ambassador, you will be part of an international team sharing information about our offers to local student communities all over the world. This can be achieved through, but is not limited to, putting up posters, distributing flyers, telling your colleagues, writing to magazines, getting students involved, and more. Whether you want to focus on your local environment or a larger area is up to you. The workload is defined by your own schedule.

Though not required, you will have easy access to participation in our projects and subbies and you will inevitably help improve and change what it means to study physics. You will receive regular emails with information and material in need of sharing and you will be able to write directly to the PR Subbie and discuss your progress with us. Thus, IAPS will support you with ideas on how to get your community involved while we can all learn from your experience in return. As such, the Ambassador position is also an opportunity to change IAPS as well as making it grow.

Many new students will benefit because of passionate Student Ambassadors and we very much hope that you are willing to join in the efforts.

Write to pr(at)iaps(dot)info if you are interested or want to know more.

Fund your participation at the ICPS 2016

Participating in the ICPS now has even less barriers – introducing the ICPS Worldwide Grant!

The grant is given to help academically gifted, but financially challanged, students to participate in the International Conference of Physics Students. The grant is large enough to cover the participation fee and up to 80 % of the travel expenses for a total of a maximum 1000 €.

Deadline for receiving applications is 20 March. Details are available here.

Also don’t forget to check the jIAPS Article Contest where you can win your participation fee.

Note that, after Monday 29 February (CET), the participation fee is 40 € more expensive. Registration continues until all places are taken. Read more on the ICPS here.