Undergraduate Students

Resources for Undergraduate Physics Students

Tug of Physics

Minnesota undergraduates

University of Minnesota undergraduates engaged in a vigorous physics demonstration.

Take in a Webinar

APS produces a regular webinar series with topics on physics careers and other opportunities for undergraduates.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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The following sites have resources for undergraduates interested in research, not limited to physics:
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Gray arrow WebGURU Project

Join a Physics Society
APS offers a one-year free trial membership to all undergraduates enrolled in school full-time.
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The Society of Physics Students is a professional association for undergraduate physics students.
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Are you planning to become a physics teacher? The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) offers membership at a reduced rate for undergraduates.
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Consider Teaching
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?
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Attend a Targeted Conference
A number of organizations put on conferences with programs for undergraduate physics students.
Gray arrow Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science Conference
Gray arrow Conferences for Undergraduate Women in Physics
Gray arrow National Society of Black Physicists
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