Abstract Submission is being handled by APS.  The deadlines follow:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 2/28/14 (Full Consideration)
Late Submission Deadline: 3/7/14 (Saturday session most likely)
Withdrawal Deadline: 3/14/14

NOTE: The APS website will ask for your APS number for abstract submission.  If you are not an APS member, simply put “AAPT” or “SPS.”

Use the following link to submit your abstract.

Submit my Abstract 


All abstracts will be via the APS website before the meeting. Links to the APS abstracts on the WEB site are maintained as an archive of meeting abstracts. This will continue indefinitely into the future so that later you can look or reference the URL of your abstract.  A typical poster backing board is about 32 inches high and 40 inches wide.


All AAPT, APS, and SPS members are encouraged to present contributed talks during the conference. A limited number of posters will also be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Proof-read your abstract carefully before submission!

Placing Your Talk In The Correct Session

This meeting is a joint meeting of the Texas Sections of the American Physical Society (APS), American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and Society of Physics Students (SPS). The online abstract submission for all abstracts is done through the APS website.

If your presentation is for the AAPT or the SPS sessions, be sure to select the appropriate AAPT or SPS category on the abstract submission form so that your talk is placed in the correct session.

Sessions for Student Talk

  • APS – Any Area of Physics Research
  • SPS – Student Talks (HS & Undergraduate Students Only/No-graduate Student Talks)
  • AAPT – Physics Education (includes Graduate Student talks on Physics Education Research)

Abstract Categories

00. Please choose a category…
01. AAPT – Physics Education Research
02. Optics
03  SPS – Undergraduate (or high school) Research
04. Energy and the Environment
05. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
06. Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Science
07. Biological & Chemical Physics
08. Computational Physics
09. Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Research
10. General Physics
11. High Energy Physics
12. Nanoscience
13. Nuclear Physics
14. Physics Education Research
15. Other


4 Responses to Presenters

  1. Jodi Cooley

    My student is planning to submit an abstract for the poster session. We have a department event for which I need to print a poster next week. I would like to not have to reprint the poster for the APS meeting (assuming she is accepted). Can you tell me the allowed dimensions for the posters?


  2. Jess Dowdy

    A typical poster backing board is about 32 inches high and 40 inches wide. The poster could be smaller or larger within reason, but the problem with bigger is that they tend to try to curl up and seem to have a mind of their own.
    Great Question, and thanks for asking!

  3. William Madigan

    I submitted an abstract, “Kinetic Energy Lost in Inelastic Scattering”, for this meeting, and have not received a response yet.
    Is there a way to find out whether or not it has been accepted?
    Thank you,
    William Madigan
    (832) 816-0144

  4. William Madigan

    I will be a presenter. What A/V equipment is available? What is the best format, transparencies (overhead projector) or PowerPoint?

    Thank you,

    William Madigan