PHYSICS RELATED LINKS
American Institute of Physics
Provides resources to scientists, students and the general public that are meant to promote the advancement of the knowledge of Physics and its application to human welfare.
Institute of Physics
This is a scientific charity that is devoted to increasing the practice, understanding and application of Physics.
Society of Physics Students
By joining this society students will have access to a variety of resources that are meant to support Physics education.
American Physical Society
The world's second largest organization of physicists, APS publishes physics journals and organizes meetings.
American Association of Physics Teachers
AAPT's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of physics through teaching.
Optical Society of America
OSA's mission is to promote the generation, application and archiving of knowledge in optics and photonics and to disseminate the knowledge worldwide.
American Vacuum Society
AVS is a not-for-profit professional society that promotes communication between academia, government laboratories, and industry for the purpose of sharing research and development findings over a broad range of technologically relevant topics.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research.
National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science, and aims to go from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor to work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.
OCCUPATION/ MAJOR EXPLORATION
AIP: Career guidance for high school and undergraduate students
Provides aspiring Physics students with a variety of information on the careers that can be obtained with a Bachelor’s degree in Physics. Answers are offered to questions such as: What are the typical starting salaries for physics bachelors?, What technical skills do physics bachelors use in their jobs?, Will I need further education?, etc.
JobBank USA: Training, Certifications, Skills, Advancement: Physicists & Astronomers
Describes the benefits behind gaining a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Physics.
KSU: What can I do with a major in…?
Contains a list of careers that can be obtained by Physics majors. A detailed description accompanies each career, explaining the responsibilities, qualifications, salary and more that are involved.
Physics Today: Job Search
Physics Today offers a wide range of positions for Physic majors.
U of A: What can I do with this degree?
Offers a list of career areas that are available to Physics majors, along with employers and strategies for being competitive.
Society of Physics Students: Careers using Physics
Gives Physics majors the opportunity to gain insight on the careers that are available to them. This site offers general information on career paths and examples of people who have obtained a career with their Physics degree.
The Canadian Association of Physicists: Physics Careers
For those curious about what to major in, this site offers information on what is involved in the Physics major and the benefits that come from obtaining a degree in this discipline.
National Academy of Sciences Career Guide
This site offers information on what jobs are currently available through this career guide.
Sonoma State University-Department of Physics and Astronomy School of Science and Technology Job Board
Links to full-time employment opportunities in physics, astronomy, computers and many fields, plus part-time, temporary and summer jobs for students.
AAPT: Planning for Graduate Studies in Physics and Related Fields
Reveals what it takes to get into and succeed in graduate school. Some of the topics included are: Why Grad School?, Admission to Grad School, How to Apply, What to Expect, etc.
U.S. News and World Report: Rankings, Physics
Contains a list of the top Physics graduate programs in order from highest to lowest ranking.
Spy Hill Research: Graduate School and the Physics GRE
Offers advice on how to prepare for the Graduate Record Examination in Physics.
American Physical Society: Physics Jobs and Careers
Provides physicists, students and physics enthusiasts with job listings, career advice, upcoming workshops and meetings, and career and job related resources.
American Physical Society: Research Internship
The American Physical Society website lists a summer 2010 research internship for undergraduate women in the field.
Los Alamos National Laboratory: Jobs@LANL
Contains links to the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s job, research and internship opportunities.
Physlink.com: Job Board- Physics, Astronomy, Engineering
Posts job openings that appeal to Physics, Astronomy and Engineering majors.
Physicstoday.org: Jobs & Internships
Offers a job search to those seeking a career in Physical Science and Engineering. From the American Institute of Physics. Jobs and internships can be searched for by skill, job title, city, or state.
Oak Ridge Associated Universities
ORAU administers a number of fellowships, internships, and research programs that are open to students (click above) from all institutions, as well as to recent graduates (click here). Science, technology, and math students might also want to check out the programs administered by the American Society for Engineering Education.
REU: NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates
REU provides the opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in active research in the sciences and social sciences. The REU website allows students to search for individual sites by area and location.
SURF: NIST Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Science Foundation have partnered to sponsor research opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers as scientists and engineers. Interested students must work with their department chair, the CDC, and Associate Provost Linda Coughlin on an institutional application.
Internships with Maryland Defense Contractors
The "BRAC" Internship Information Center is a new database that has been created to help students locate internships in Federal agencies as well as military units and defense contractors throughout Maryland. Great for science, math, computer science, and economics majors in particular.
St. Mary's Tech Directory
This searchable directory includes profiles and contacts for all the technology-related defense contractors in St. Mary's County. A great resource for those looking for STEM-related jobs/internships in the area. Also available in hard copy in the CDC.
Association for Women in Science
Our highly competitive internship program is intended to introduce bright, innovative undergraduate and graduate students to the policymaking process and encourage them to become active and effective participants in public affairs.
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Spend part of your summer working elbow to elbow with researchers at NIST, one of the world's leading research organizations.
Summer Science Research Clearinghouse
Offer over 60 positions, many have deadlines coming up soon. There are also a lot of scholarship opportunities on The Nucleus.
SULI: Department of Energy's Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship
Find information about the internship as well as an electronic application which you can complete online. The program is for undergraduates and graduating seniors.
Purdue: Internship Opportunities
Internship Opportunities available to students majoring in physics.
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