New York State Section

The New York State Section of the American Physical Society, established in 1938, 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.

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Upcoming Meetings

March Meeting 2021
March 15-19, 2021

APS April Meeting 2021
April 17-20, 2021

March Meeting 2022
February 28-March 4, 2022

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The 2020 Newsletter of the New York State Section of the American Physical Society is posted on the NYSS website:

NYSS-APS 122nd Symposium preliminary announcement:
The next NYSS Symposium will be held at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Albany, NY on April 17-18, 2020. The topic is: Physics of Power Electronics. The topics covered in this symposium will include applications of power electronics, materials challenges for next-generation power electronics devices, and device architectures of these devices. There will be an announcement when the Website with the program and logistics will be made available.

NYSS-APS provides financial support for students from New York and neighboring states. Additional information and an application are available at

NYSS-APS provides outreach grants to broaden the impact of Physics in New York and in neighboring states. Additional information and an application are available at

Spring 2020 Newsletter
The Spring 2020 Newsletter has been posted.
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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. Abram Falk
IBM T.J.Watson Research Center

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Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.