Resources for Undergraduate Physics Students
Tug of Physics
University of Minnesota undergraduates engaged in a vigorous physics demonstration.
Take in a WebinarAPS produces a regular webinar series with topics on physics careers and other opportunities for undergraduates.
APS provides a variety of programs and resources to support physics and astronomy undergraduates in pursuing their education, including programs at meetings, scholarship information, and career resources.
Attend an APS Meeting: Future of Physics
APS plans special events at its March and April Meetings to help undergraduates meet their peers, share their research results, and begin building a network. Undergraduate meeting registration is free, and travel support is available.
Future of Physics Days
Find Career Information
A degree in physics is a gateway to a wide variety of careers. APS provides information and resources on physics careers both in academia and elsewhere.
Undergraduate Career Information
APS Career Webinars
Apply for a Scholarship
Many scholarships are available to current and future physics majors. APS offers several scholarships, and provides links to many more from other organizations.
Undergraduate Scholarship Opportunities
Get Involved in Research
There are many opportunities to do physics research as an undergraduate. The following sites list Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) programs in physics.
The Nucleus REU database
APS Division of Nuclear Physics REU list
The following sites have resources for undergraduates interested in research, not limited to physics:
National Science Foundation REU page
Institute for Broadening Participation
Join a Physics Society
APS offers a one-year free trial membership to all undergraduates enrolled in school full-time.
APS Student Membership
The Society of Physics Students is a professional association for undergraduate physics students.
Society of Physics Students
Are you planning to become a physics teacher? The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) offers membership at a reduced rate for undergraduates.
Teaching can be one of the most rewarding and challenging careers. In addition, physics teachers are highly sought after almost anywhere in the United States. Have you considered a career in teaching?
Becoming a Physics Teacher
Attend a Targeted Conference
A number of organizations put on conferences with programs for undergraduate physics students.
Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Conference
Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics
National Society of Black Physicists/National Society of Hispanic Physicists Conference