The Society of Physics Students

SPS helps undergraduate physics students transform themselves into successful professionals & contributing members of society.

The Society of Physics Students is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. Dues for national membership are only $24 per year ($30 for international). The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. Besides physics majors, our members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields.

Website: http://www.spsnational.org Twitter http://www.twitter.com/SPSwebster https://twitter.com/SPS_physicsnews SPS Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SPSNational/

Mission: The Society of Physics Students exists to help 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. Locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, the SPS offers the opportunity for these important enrichments to the student’s experience.

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: SPS Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

SPS will be holding a Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony this Thursday, May 21, at 3 PM EST.
Register today to get the zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__ob0qZocQ2WFOHkJ6L7-Qg
Family and friends are welcome to join!

We will be sending off our seniors with words from AIP’s CEO, a talk from Dr. Julianne Pollard-Larkin, and a special presentation highlighting our graduating seniors with advice from our alumni. We hope you'll join us!

zoom.us Many colleges and universities have moved online for the rest of this academic year and into the summer. This has affected all undergraduate students in some way, especially our seniors who are seeing major changes to the traditions that come with being on campus and during graduation. To honor our....

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: SPS Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Help us send off our SPS seniors virtually! Join SPS for our online Senior Recognition Ceremony this Thursday at 3 p.m. EST via Zoom. RSVP today:

zoom.us Many colleges and universities have moved online for the rest of this academic year and into the summer. This has affected all undergraduate students in some way, especially our seniors who are seeing major changes to the traditions that come with being on campus and during graduation. To honor our....

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Light: A Spectrum of Utility

Happy International Day of Light! Celebrate the science of light and light-based technologies with our Science Outreach Catalyst Kit "Light: A Spectrum of Utility":

sigmapisigma.org The 2014-15 SOCK celebrates the International Year of Crystallography (2014) and the International Year of Light (2015). Through a variety of activities it brings the concept of Light: A Spectrum of Utility to life. Users explore ways that we use light on a daily basis, and what it can tell us about...

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If Rockets were Transparent

Super cool #physics https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=su9EVeHqizY

Launch to orbit in real time Fuel Burn and Staging of the Saturn V, Space Shuttle,Falcon Heavy and the Space Launch System (SLS) rockets Launching from Kenne...

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Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: SPS Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

There's just one week until our virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony next Thursday at 3 p.m. EST! Register today:

zoom.us Many colleges and universities have moved online for the rest of this academic year and into the summer. This has affected all undergraduate students in some way, especially our seniors who are seeing major changes to the traditions that come with being on campus and during graduation. To honor our....

zoom.us

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: SPS Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

SPS will be holding a Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at 3 PM EST. Register today to get the zoom link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__ob0qZocQ2WFOHkJ6L7-Qg
Family and friends are welcome to join!

We will be sending off our seniors with words from AIP’s CEO, a talk from Dr. Julianne Pollard-Larkin, and a special presentation highlighting our graduating seniors with advice from our alumni.

We are looking for pictures of our seniors in physics gear, SPS gear, and/or graduation regalia to create a presentation for the virtual send-off! If you are interested in submitting a photo of yourself or of a friend who’s graduating, please email the picture to [email protected] with the name(s) of the pictured student(s) and their school!

zoom.us Many colleges and universities have moved online for the rest of this academic year and into the summer. This has affected all undergraduate students in some way, especially our seniors who are seeing major changes to the traditions that come with being on campus and during graduation. To honor our....

In our closest vote yet with 111 votes to 108 votes across Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter....

GRAVITATIONAL WAVES TAKE THE WIN as YOUR FAVORITE Physics Discovery!

Thank you all for participating in this bracket and suggesting our "competitors". :D A new one will be on the way soon!

Last chance to vote for SPS National Council! Polls close today at 11:59 pm.

https://www.spsnational.org/voting_instructions

Vote today! Polls close tomorrow at 11:59 pm.
https://www.spsnational.org/voting_instructions

[05/04/20]   In a very close vote of 55% to 45%, Special Relativity takes the win and moves on to our final round!

Today, we decide YOUR ULTIMATE FAVORITE Physics Discovery from the submissions you provided! Today: Gravitational Waves vs. Special Relativity - which do you prefer? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

Vote today! Polls close Wednesday.
https://www.spsnational.org/voting_instructions

[05/01/20]   And with 65.5% of the vote... Gravitational Waves is moving on to the finals of YOUR FAVORITE Physics Discovery bracket!

Today, we have Special Relativity vs. Wave-Particle Duality. Which will compete against yesterday's winner? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST, final round Monday at 12 PM.

I want YOU to vote for SPS National Council!
Polls close May 6.
https://www.spsnational.org/voting_instructions

[04/30/20]   We closed out the quarterfinals with Wave-Particle Duality taking the win yesterday with 58.9% of the vote across social media!

We move onto the semifinals today- the Photoelectric Effect takes on Gravitational Waves. Which should move on to the finals? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

Go #USciences and their awesome #SigmaPiSigma chapter

[04/29/20]   And with 65.4% of the vote across social media... Special Relativity is moving on to the semifinals!

Today, we have our last round of quarterfinals. Wave-Particle Duality takes on the Uncertainty Principle. Which should advance to semifinals? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

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Radiations magazine

ICYMI: The Spring 2020 issue of Sigma Pi Sigma's Radiations magazine is available online! This issue's theme is “Reflecting on the past, preparing for the future."

sigmapisigma.org In honor of this issue reflecting on the past of Sigma Pi Sigma, the cover features the cover of the very first issue of The Radiations of Sigma Pi Sigma published in 1930. Image courtesy of AIP.

There's still time for your chapter to vote in the National Council elections! Each chapter gets a single vote, so it's encouraged that chapters discuss their ballot and potential nominee(s) together! Has your chapter voted? https://www.spsnational.org/voting_instructions

[04/28/20]   And with 73% of the vote, Gravitational Waves is moving on to the semifinals!

Today, we pit the Discovery of the Electron again Special Relativity - which is YOUR favorite out of the two discoveries? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

[04/27/20]   On Friday, the Photoelectric Effect took on Blackbody Radiation. With 52.9% of the vote, the Photoelectric Effect will be moving on in our bracket!

Today: Exoplanets take on Gravitational Waves - which should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

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Join AIP for a special, live webcast, The Hubble Space Telescope: 30 Years of Discovery and Awe, on 4/29 at 3:30 p.m. EDT.

Join us this Wednesday, April 29th at 3:30 p.m. EDT for the virtual #TrimbleLecture with Hubble Senior Project Scientist Dr. Jennifer Wiseman as she discusses "The Hubble Space Telescope: 30 Years of Discovery and Awe." RSVP today:

zoom.us Join the American Institute of Physics for a special Lyne Starling Trimble Science Heritage Public Lecture. AIP's Center for History of Physics is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Wiseman as the presenter for this live webcast. The Hubble Space Telescope is at the peak of its scientific return, even....

Vote with your chapter for SPS National Council!
Polls close May 6.
https://www.spsnational.org/voting_instructions

[04/24/20]   Yesterday, in the last of the preliminary rounds, the Uncertainty Principle took on Brownian Motion. With 85.5% of the vote across social media, the Uncertainty Principle took the win!

Today, the Photoelectric Effect takes on Black-body Radiation. Which of YOUR FAVORITE Physics Discoveries should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST, results on Monday.

[04/23/20]   Yesterday, Wave-Particle Duality took the win over the Speed of Light with 66.5% of the vote across social media!

Today, we have out last preliminary round- the Uncertainty Principle goes us against Brownian Motion. Which should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

Cast your vote as a chapter for SPS National Council!

Elections are still open for representatives in your zone and for Sigma Pi Sigma President. Polls close May 6.

For more information, check out: https://www.spsnational.org/voting_instructions

[04/22/20]   Yesterday, Special Relativity took the win against Entropy in our bracket with 69.3% of the vote across social media!

Today, we look at light and put the discovery of the Speed of Light against Wave-Particle Duality. Which should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

[04/21/20]   The electron took the win over the Higgs boson with 63.9% of the vote across social media!

Today, Special Relativity goes up against Entropy. Which should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

[04/20/20]   Gravitational waves took the win in our poll from Friday with 64.6% of the vote across our social media channels!

Today, we move from the really big to the really small by pitting the Discovery of the Electron against the Discovery of the Higgs boson- which should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

APS April Meeting 2020

Watch some cool posters at the APS April Meeting: https://aps-april.onlineeventpro.freeman.com/live-stream/15336007/C17-Undergraduate-Research-II

aps-april.onlineeventpro.freeman.com The APS April Meeting will now be held virtually. Explore a broad range of topics spanning astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics, and gravitation.

[04/17/20]   Exoplanets took the win over the discovery of Neptune with 68.9% of the vote across social media!

Today, we have GRAVITATIONAL WAVES vs. the VISUALIZATION OF A BLACK HOLE! Which should advance to the next round? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

[04/16/20]   Yesterday, Black-body Radiation went up against Radioactivity. In a very close vote, Black-body Radiation took the win with 53.7% of the vote across social media!

Today, we take to space and pit the Discovery of Neptune against Exoplanets (think Kepler)! Which should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

[04/15/20]   The Photoelectric Effect took the win yesterday with 62% of the vote across social media!

Today, we pit two big discoveries against each other- Radioactivity and Black-body Radiation! Which do you think should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST!

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Voting Instructions

Vote for SPS National Council!

Vote as an SPS chapter for representatives in your zone and Sigma Pi Sigma President. Elections are open until May 6!

https://www.spsnational.org/voting_instructions

spsnational.org Learn about candidates for office hereEach SPS Chapter will have one voteSPS Chapters should determi

[04/14/20]   To start off our new bracket, we have two of YOUR favorite physics discoveries going head-to-head!

Photoelectric effect vs. Superconductivity - which should advance? Voting closes tomorrow at 12 PM EST.

Our Story

SPS is a chapter based society that exists to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community. Traditional coursework 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, research experiences, and outreach services to the campus and local communities. Through its members, advisers, chapters, and leadership, SPS enables national initiatives and local impacts within the community. SPS supports students, advisers, and departments to improve the overall community.

Locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, the SPS offers the opportunity for these important enrichments to the student’s experience.

Website: http://www.spsnational.org Twitter http://www.twitter.com/SPSnational

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