Attention Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The Student Notebook is looking for authors!

The Student Notebook wants to share your knowledge with its wide readership. Do you research fascinating topics? Summarize what you know. Have you gained some important experience and insight while applying for a grant, clinical internship, or job? Give the rest of us some pointers!

The APS Observer has an international reach, so your printed article gives you a large platform to disseminate your ideas and expertise. In addition, the Student Notebook gives you a chance to bolster your CV with a publication while giving back to our community of students. If you are interested in writing an article, please contact Nicholas Eaton, the Student Notebook Editor (, to brainstorm ideas or to get more information. You may also find out more by visiting

Call for APSSC Undergraduate Update submissions

The APSSC Undergraduate Update is a bi-annual, online publication intended for undergraduate student affiliates. This resource offers advice on various topics such as graduate school, research, and professional development. Submissions for articles are open to undergraduate and graduate student affiliates. For more details, please go to or contact Kris Gunawan, the Undergraduate Advocate (

Call for Campus Representatives

Campus Representatives play a critical role in supporting the APSSC at the local level, and the APSSC Campus Representatives Program is actively recruiting student representatives. We currently have around 100 student representatives from the United States and abroad, yet many universities are still not represented. Please check out the list of APSSC Campus Representatives, and if your university is not represented, please sign up! For more information, please contact Michelle Patriquin, the Membership and Volunteers Officer ( As a reminder, all current APSSC Campus Representatives need to reapply for next year!

APSSC Mentorship Program

The APSSC Mentorship Program is designed to connect undergraduate student affiliates with graduate mentors who are willing to share their experiences and expertise on all issues related to research and graduate school. For more information on how to get involved, undergraduate and graduate student affiliates are encouraged to go to or to contact Kris Gunawan, the Undergraduate Advocate (

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