The Society of Physics Students
(SPS) welcomes anyone interested in physics or astronomy. We are a
student-run organization whose purpose is to provide a community
for like-minded students. The national organization gives us
contact with the larger physics community through a network of
chapters at more than 650 colleges. If you are interested in
physics or astronomy, please join us. You can get information about
joining by contacting one of our officers or Dr. Jennifer Poor,
chapter advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800)
368-6852, ext. 9222.
We organize both physics-related and social events. Here area
few of the activities we've sponsored in the past:
- Movie nights at the planetarium.
- Building a Tesla coil.
- Trips to graduate school fairs.
- Hosting, attending, and presenting research at Zone
- Sponsoring speakers to get exposure to areas of research in
physics and astronomy.
- Trips to physics facilities such as Fermilab, Argonne National
Lab, and the IU Cyclotron.
Information for Prospective Members
Watch for signs to be posted in and around the Physics
Department concerning when we will be having our meetings. Feel
free to attend a meeting to see what we're about before you
officially join. Applications for membership can be submitted online or a paper application
can be sent in. Copies of the application are in the SPS kiosk
in the physics lounge, Gallahue Hall, Room 228. For more
information, contact one of the officers or the Physics department, Gallahue
Hall, Room 241. The national dues of $24 per year entitles you to
the monthly magazine Physics Today and access to the SPS
job site among other things.