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.

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.

SPS Activities
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.

SPS Meetings
Meetings are held every other Thursday at 5:00 pm in the Miller Science Building, room S-323 (after weekly seminar. For more details call 468-2391.

SPS Officers (2013-2014)
Zach Williams – President
Carson Fuls – Vice President
Clark Holcomb – Secretary

Ali Piran - SPS Advisor (936-468-2391)

Gruebel Memorial Scholarship - Spring 2012
Gruebel Award
William H. Bailey Award - Spring 2012
Bailey Award
Brian Hanson Award - Spring 2012
Hanson Award
Clayton Award - Spring 2012
Clayton Award


Awards and Scholarships
William H. Bailey
Brian Patrick Hanson
Eleanor Jane Gruebel
Outstanding Student
Clayton Award
SPS Seal
Society of Physics Students
National Office

Sigma Pi Sigma Seal
Physics Honors Society
Sigma Pi Sigma
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