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Open Position: Members & Advocacy Manager

The International Association of Physics Students is on the lookout for a passionate and dedicated individual to step into this vital role! Are you ready to make a real impact and drive positive change within our community?

🌟 We need someone dynamic, enthusiastic, and committed to ensuring the smooth operation of our membership processes and advocating for the rights of physics students worldwide. As an IAPS member, you already embody the spirit of our organization, and now is your chance to take your involvement to the next level!

Important note: This is an elected position, you need to defend your candidacy during the EGM on April 28th.

🔍 Requirements:

  • IAPS Membership: Candidates must be current members of IAPS. Check here: https://iaps.info/members/
  • Application: Submit your CV and a motivational letter for the Membership and Advocacy Manager position via email (ec@iaps.info), which will be voted by our members during our Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on April 28th at 2PM UTC, via Zoom. Be prepared to defend your candidacy and share your vision for the role!
  • Please send us your candidacy by the 27th of April, so that we can have time to upload to our organisation’s Cloud, so that our members’ delegates have enough time to look through it.
  • Before applying please refer to the Legal Notice at the bottom of the page.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to shape the future of physics advocacy and community engagement with IAPS. Your energy and ideas can make a difference! Apply now and let’s work together to empower physics students worldwide.

Responsibilities:

📊 Maintain the IAPS Membership Database to ensure accurate and up-to-date records.

🗣️ Maintain fair communication with all IAPS members and Alumni, serving as the EC Representative to the Alumni Committee.

🔍 Manage advocacy issues, investigating topics of importance to members and advocating for students’ rights at local and international levels.

📚 Organize educational and informational events, prioritizing gender equality initiatives within the physics society.

Useful Skills:

👥 Delegate effectively and prioritize tasks to accomplish goals efficiently.

🤝 Reliability and strong communication skills are paramount in engaging with various stakeholders.

📅 Dedicate time in your daily routine for IAPS commitments, with flexibility to address tasks outside regular hours.

🎯 Set and manage priorities effectively, balancing smaller achievable goals with larger tasks.

🤔 Seek guidance from senior members when needed, leveraging their expertise and insights.

🌐 Stay informed about scientific community issues and public policy decisions impacting the physics community.

Expectations:

📊 Throughout the year, delegate tasks, maintain reliability, and prioritize effectively as outlined in the useful skills section.

🔄 Keep membership data updated regularly, actively engaging both current and potential new members.

💡 Encourage direct involvement of IAPS members, potentially forming subcommittees to aid in tasks.

Legal Notice

By submitting your application for the Membership and Advocacy Manager position with the International Association of Physics Students (IAPS), you hereby acknowledge and accept the terms outlined in our Privacy Policy.

As part of the application process, your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Motivational Letter will be uploaded to the IAPS Cloud. This is to facilitate transparency within our organization, allowing members to review candidates and make informed decisions during the selection process.

It is important to note that the information provided in your application will be accessible to IAPS members for the purpose of evaluating candidates for the position.

For further details regarding the handling of your personal information, please refer to the IAPS Privacy Policy available on our website.

By proceeding with your application, you confirm your understanding and acceptance of these terms.

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Announcing the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM)

The International Association of Physics Students announces the convening of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) scheduled for April 28th at 2:00 PM UTC. The meeting will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

The EGM, a pivotal event in the IAPS calendar, serves as a platform for members to engage in crucial discussions and decision-making processes regarding the association’s direction and operations.

Final Agenda

  1. Announcements
  2. Tellers and Minute takers election
  3. Confirmation of membership
  4. AGM 2023 Meeting minutes
  5. Rebranding IAPS 
  6. Honorary Memberships
  7. Charter change
    • IAPS Rebranding
    • Territorial Committee
  8. Membership & Advocacy Manager election
  9. Presentation Alumni and Supporting Membership
  10. UN Application
  11. Earth Humanity Coalition 
  12. NC Costa Rica Proposal for AC5 Structure

All the related documentation is available for review on the IAPS Cloud. The NC Costa Rica proposal is under EC review and will be uploaded later this week. 

Zoom links and voting tokens will be distributed to representatives and entitled members before mid-April to facilitate participation in the meeting.

In a related announcement, the EC regretfully acknowledges the resignation of the current Membership and Advocacy Manager. Pursuant to section 11.5 of the IAPS Charter, the EC now calls for the election of the next Membership and Advocacy Manager. Interested members are encouraged to apply for the position within the next two weeks, as outlined in section 4.2.5 of the regulations. Candidates should submit a personal statement, highlighting relevant experiences and past involvement in associations, along with a CV to ec@iaps.info.

The EGM underscores IAPS’s commitment to democratic principles and transparent governance.

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IAPS New Leadership Following Annual General Meeting

The International Association of Physics Students (IAPS) is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which took place from the 5th to the 6th of August. During this pivotal event, the organization elected new Executive Committee Members and welcomed distinguished individuals to the IUPAP AC5 (Affiliated Commision 5) Council.

IAPS, a global network of physics students and physics enthusiasts, remains committed to fostering international collaboration and the advancement of physics education. The AGM serves as a crucial moment for IAPS, as it ensures the continuity of the organization’s mission.

Key Highlights from the AGM:

New Executive Committee Members

After a rigorous election process, IAPS is proud to introduce its newly elected Executive Committee members who will lead the organization forward for the upcoming term. These dedicated individuals, chosen from across the globe, bring diverse backgrounds and a shared passion for physics. Their commitment to IAPS’ values is a testament to the organization’s bright future.

The results of the elections are as follows:

  • Cyrus Walther – President
  • Mario Gaimann – Treasurer
  • Thibault Fredon – Secretary
  • Niloofar Jokar – Events Manager
  • Marisol Castellanos – Members & Advocacy Manager
  • Dimitris Gkavakos – PR Manager
  • Anna Christoforidou – Outreach Manager
  • Roberto Ciccarelli – IT Manager
  • Gabriel Barrios – Recruitment Manager

IUPAP AC5  Council Appointments

IAPS is honored to welcome esteemed members to the IUPAP AC5 Council. These individuals, recognized for their outstanding contributions to physics advocacy, will play a vital role in furthering the goals of both IAPS and IUPAP. Their expertise and dedication are expected to enhance the impact of early career physicists worldwide. The Council is made up of the following members:

  • Cyrus Walther
  • Niloofar Jokar
  • Irene Carrión López
  • Damian Ziomko
  • Sabine Rockenstein
  • Mario Gaimann
  • Dimitris Gkavakos
  • Duarte Graça
  • Socrates Varelogiannis
  • Zlatan Vasovic
  • Thibault Fredon
  • Borko Popovic

Strengthening Global Collaboration

During the AGM, the President officially announced IAPS’ affiliated partnership with the International Science Council. IAPS is one of the 15 select few Youth Academies & Associations that are now affiliated with the prestigious ISC.

IAPS President, Cyrus Walther, expressed his excitement about the new leadership and the future prospects of the organization, saying, “The AGM was a crucial success, reaffirming our commitment to promoting collaboration amongst physics students across the globe and providing valuable experiences to our members. I’m excited to work together with our new Executive Committee members and the IUPAP AC5 Council to bring positive change and engagement to the global physics community.”

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Statement of Support for Our Members in Morocco Affected by the Earthquake

Dear Members,

We are writing to express our solidarity and unwavering support for our fellow physics students and their communities in Morocco who have been impacted by the recent earthquake. Our thoughts are with you during this challenging time, and we want to assure you that you are not alone in facing this adversity.

We also extend our condolences to those who may have lost loved ones, suffered injuries, or experienced damage to their homes and property. We understand the profound challenges you are facing, and we are here to offer our support, empathy, and assistance in any way possible.

In times of crisis, it is essential for us to come together and offer our support to those in need. We encourage all of our members to reach out to their fellow students in Morocco, offering assistance, encouragement, and empathy. Whether it’s through academic support, emotional comfort, or practical aid, every gesture of solidarity makes a difference.

We are providing you with a link to a donation page that aids the people of Morocco:

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/morocco-earthquake-relief-fund/

Our global community is resilient, and through our collective efforts, we can help rebuild and support our friends and colleagues in Morocco.

With heartfelt solidarity,

Executive Committee Members

International Association of Physics Students

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Announcement of the IAPS Annual General Meeting, August 5-6th 2023

The 2023 IAPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held online on the 5th and 6th of August 2023. It will start at 12pm (midday) UTC on both days. All the up-to-date information about this meeting is in the AGM 2023 Guide. 

Attendance

All member committees and Individual Members must confirm attendance as soon as possible by filling in this formYou will be able to edit the form after submission if anything changes.


Delegate Days

The main discussions will happen in the Delegate Days not in the AGM. We strongly recommend that you attend these, more information about Delegate Days will be emailed to you shortly.

Meeting Officials
We are looking for 1 Chair, 1 Minute Taker and 3 Tellers for each day of this meeting. Any IAPS member is welcome to volunteer. Please email ec@iaps.info if you are interested or have questions.

Agenda

Here is the provisional AGM agenda, to be split across the 2 days.

This agenda will be finalised on July 5th. Any IAPS member has the right to propose additional points to the agenda. If you would like to do this, please send us any agenda proposals before June 24th by emailing ec@iaps.info

The AGM 2023 Guide contains more detail about each of the agenda points, elections and everything else to expect in the AGM.

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IAPS Extra-Ordinary General Meeting, Sunday, 2nd April 2023 at 12:00 pm UTC

Agenda:

1 – Welcome

2 – Election of the Chair, Minute Takers and Tellers

3 – Membership

 3.1 – Voting Rights

 3.2 – New Members

 3.3 – Quorum

4 – Approval of the 2022 AGM Minutes

5 – Charter and Regulation Changes

6 – Information about the 2023 AGM 

7 – School Day Reform

8 –  Outreach Manager Elections

9 – Other Points

Most of the documents are uploaded on the IAPS Cloud.. The meeting link, voting tokens and further details will be sent directly to the registered delegates of each committee so please make sure to register your delegates here.

We are looking for volunteers for meeting officials so please write to us if you are interested 🙂

If you are interested in becoming the IAPS Outreach Manager, please send your CV and a cover letter to us at ec@iaps.info.

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IAPS Annual General Meeting 2022, 6th & 7th of August 2022

The IAPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022, will be hosted online by the IAPS Executive Committee (EC) on the 6th & 7th of August 2022 starting at 12:00 UTC on both days. All updated information about this meeting can be found here.

Here is the provisional AGM 2022 agenda, to be split across the 2 days:

1 – Welcome
2 – Election of the Chair, Secretary, and Tellers
3 – Membership
   3.1 – Voting Rights
   3.2 – New Members
   3.3 – Expulsions
   3.4 – Quorum
4 – Approval of the April 2022 EGM Minutes
5 – Discussion on 2022/23 EC Report
6 – Finances
   6.1 – Discussion on Auditors Report and Accounts of the 2020/2021 EC
   6.2 – Discussion and approval of the 2022/2023 Budget
7 – Advocacy, Diversity and Inclusion in IAPS

8 – Selection of the 2023 IAPS School Day Topic
9 – iaps2CERN
10 – PLANCKS
   10.1 – Presentation of Final Report on PLANCKS 2021
   10.2 – Presentation of Preliminary Report on PLANCKS 2022
   10.3 – Presentation of Progress Report on PLANCKS 2023
   10.4 – Election of the host of the PLANCKS 2024
11 – ICPS
   11.1 – Presentation of Final Report on ICPS 2021
   11.2 – Presentation of Preliminary Report on ICPS 2022
   11.3 – Presentation of Progress Report on ICPS 2023
   11.4 – Election of the host of the ICPS 2024
12 – IPT

   12.1 – Approval of the IPT Rules and Regulations Documents
13 – Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Charter
14 – Discussion and vote on any proposed modifications of the Regulations
15 – Discussion on and approval of the 2023/24 EC Roles and Responsibilities
16 – External Relations
   16.1 – Approval of Modifications to the AC5 Structure
   16.2 – Ratification of Memoranda of Understanding
   16.3 – IAPS participation in the Global Student Government
   16.4 – Discussion on application for IAPS to become an Affiliated Member of the International Science Council

17 – Elections
   17.1 – Election of the 2022/23 EC members
   17.2 – Election of the  jIAPS Editor-in-Chief
   17.3 – Election of the IAPS Archivist
   17.4 – Election of the IAPS Alumni Representatives
   17.5 – Election of the Auditors

   17.6 – Election of the AC5 Council members
18 – Other points of interest

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IAPS opens a new merch store

With brand new items and more to come, show you are a proud IAPS member.


Check the store: https://iaps-3.creator-spring.com

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jIAPS – the journal for physics students

Today we are proud to revive the great tradition of jIAPS, the journal of IAPS! For the past few years, jIAPS has been published only once per year. Now, jIAPS is coming back as an online journal, with articles published regularly for your reading pleasure.

See this? That’s jIAPS

What’s new this time?

The journal is going to be on the front page of the IAPS website!

But brand new jIAPS is not just a journal anymore. We officially got the job of the news reporter at IAPS. jIAPS will now publish news on upcoming events, experiences from past events, casual conversations about the lives of physics students, interviews with researchers from around the world, along with the scientific and non-scientific articles that our lovely authors send us… phew, the list never ends.

The best articles published online will also be published in the printed edition for this year. Stay tuned!

How can you get involved?

jIAPS is open to submissions from physics students around the world. We are always open for business, so we’ll be accepting articles throughout the year.

Has your NC or LC organized a great event recently? Have you just remembered the fun you had at ICPS or PLANCKS three years ago? Have you wanted to share your ideas, scientific findings, or just something that genuinely amazes you? This is your chance to present it to an international audience.

Not sure how to get started? We’ve made a document just for that: jIAPS Submission Guidelines. You can also look at articles from past editions of jIAPS for inspiration. Just take a deep breath… and start writing now! Once your article is done, send it to our email, jiaps@iaps.info. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by email or at the #jiaps channel on IAPS Discord.

Until the next article…

On behalf of jIAPS Staff,
Zlatan Vasović, Editor-in-Chief

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IAPS Extraordinary General Meeting 2022, 10th April 2022

The IAPS Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) 2022 will be hosted online by the IAPS Executive Committee (EC) on Sunday, March 10th at 13:00 UTC on Zoom. The primary aim of this EGM is to elect a new IT Manager for the IAPS EC for the remainder of the 2021-2022 term. Members are welcome to suggest points for the agenda until the 6th of March 2022.