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Future of Physics Days

Events for undergraduate students

Future of Physics Days (FPD) are special events and experiences for over 350 undergrads who attend April Meeting. As a student, you will present your research, learn about grad school and career options, and connect with the scientific community at one of the largest physics conferences in the world.

Undergrad April Meeting events

You can look forward to in-person events (with free swag like backpacks and coffee tumblers!) tailored specifically for the ultimate undergrad experience:

  • Lunch and grad school fair: Have lunch and meet with grad fair recruiters. Lunch will be served in the same area as the undergraduate research sessions. Just outside the session rooms will be a graduate school fair where you can chat with representatives from graduate programs looking to recruit undergrads.
  • Undergraduate Lunch, Career Workshop, and Awards: Over lunch, learn how to prepare for a wide variety of careers in physics outside of academia. Following the workshop, undergraduate presenters from the APS/SPS Undergraduate Research Sessions will be recognized.
  • Meet Your Future: A Conversation about Career Pathways: Physicists working in various sectors, including those in the private sector and government jobs, will share their insights on how students can prepare for physics careers.

How to become a presenter

April Meeting centers on physics research in astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, and gravitation. Become a presenter to fuel your future success:

  • Decide whether you want to present in a general session or undergraduate-only session. Students presenting in undergraduate-only sessions receive written feedback by trained mentors and a presentation certificate.
  • Patiently wait! All approved abstracts will be sorted into categories and an author notice will be sent in February notifying you of your acceptance.
  • Register at the discounted student rate and get ready for an awesome experience.

Why attend a scientific meeting?

Build your confidence in presenting and make important connections to launch a successful career. With more than 1,5000 attendees, April Meeting provides a critical out-of-classroom experience unparalleled by other meetings because of the breadth of topics covered. Students can immerse themselves in any area of interest, gain significant perspective, and understand what it feels like to be part of an energetic, welcoming community of scientists.

Future of Physics Days meeting grants

Future of Physics Days meeting grants are available for undergraduate students who are presenting their talk or poster under the Undergraduate Research sorting category during April Meeting.

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Future of Physics Days undergraduate events are sponsored by APS and the Society for Physics Students.

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