|Society of Physics Students|
|What is SPS?
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. Within SPS is housed Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, which elects members on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. This unique two-in-one society operates within the American Institute of Physics, an umbrella organization for ten other professional science societies. SPS was formed in 1968 and now has over 700 chapters on campuses across the country. About 5000 students take part in chapter activities each year, making SPS the fourth largest physics society in the country. The associated honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, now exists in about 450 of those chapters with over 75,000 inductees throughout its history.
SPS at SFASU
The SPS is organized into 18 zones, and the local SPS chapter at SFA is a part of Zone 13. It was established in 1968 and has been active ever since. The SPS chapter at SFA has won fifteen “Outstanding Chapter” awards since 1992.
The SPS members participate in events such as SPS Zone meetings, the Physics Olympics, magic shows for scouts, workshops and tutoring for nonprofit organizations and Public Viewing Sessions at the SFA Observatory. The SPS Zone meetings occur once each semester in different venues.
Meetings are held every other Thursday at 5:00 pm in the Miller Science Building, room S-323. For more details call 468-2391.
SPS Officers (2012-2013)
Thomas Frenzel– President
Jeffin James – Vice President
Cassandra Lindsey – Secretary
Ali Piran - SPS Advisor (936-468-2391)
|Gruebel Memorial Scholarship - Spring 2012|
|William H. Bailey Award - Spring 2012|
|Brian Hanson Award - Spring 2012|
|Clayton Award - Spring 2012|