Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) helps students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community.

Course work develops only one range of skills. Other skills needed to flourish professionally include effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a personal network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals and outreach services to the campus and local communities.

Society of Physics Students members attend the Quadrennial Congress.

SPS is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership through collegiate chapters is open to anyone interested in physics. Besides physics majors, our members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine and other fields.

Our local chapter of the Society of Physics Students strives to create a close-knit group of students who act as support for one another - hanging out, doing community service together, and offering advice and tutoring to one another. 

Our chapter holds many events – we have at least one event or meeting every week of the semester. We  regularly schedule lunches, outreach projects - like Family Science Night and demonstrations for schools and community groups, building projects, research events, and discussions with successful scientists. In addition, we often travel to fun and exciting places - like Kennedy Space Center.

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Dr. Shannon Clardy, Chapter Advisor

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Upcoming events

Regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 12:30 p.m. in Reynolds 131 

Department of Engineering and Physics