New York State Section

The New York State Section of the American Physical Society brings together physicists from industry, government laboratories and academia for topical symposia twice a year. Students are welcome and encouraged to attend, for each symposium is intended to be tutorial in nature. Each symposium has a contributed poster session and awards are given for best students' posters. The Section supports outreach activities through grants awarded twice a year.


116th Topical Symposium of the APS New York State Section
The symposium will be held at the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, April 21-22, 2017. The theme of the symposium is “Materials for Renewable Energy”
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Physics Outreach Grants

The purpose of this program is to support projects that increase public understanding and appreciation of physics particularly for K-12 students. Proposals (for up to $2,000 each) will be accepted from individuals associated with non-profit institutions who intend to carry out educational activities within the NYSS-APS area. The number of grants funded will depend upon funds allocated to the Outreach Program during that funding cycle. An additional $200 may be granted to each grantee for travel to present his/her results at a meeting of the Section.

The submission deadline is one week prior to the meeting date. Please refer to the Fall or Spring meeting dates.

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Student Support

The New York State Section provides up to $150 in travel support for students. Interested students should contact:

Dr. Kenneth Podolak
Physics Department
SUNY Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-3193

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