About Us

The Society of Physics Students is a professional physics association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. Within the SPS, Sigma Pi Sigma, a nationally recognized scholastic honor society, elects members on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. This two-in-one Society operates within the American Institute of Physics (AIP). The SPS is essentially a self-governing society created to serve the interests of physics undergraduate and graduate students.


How we got started

It was formed in April 1968, from the union of the AIP Student Sections and Sigma Pi Sigma. The Student Sections had been established by AIP. Sigma Pi Sigma originated as a local honor society at Davidson College, North Carolina, in 1921. At present there are over 600 active chapters of SPS on campuses across the country. Approximately 6,000 students take part in the chapter activities, making SPS the fourth largest physics society in the country. Over 400 chapters include the honor society as part of their activities and have about 2,500 active members. Total membership in Sigma Pi Sigma, including alumni, exceeds 58,000.

Meet the team



Jeffrey Salazar

SPS President

Erika Sanchez

SPS Vice-President

Gary Ridge

SPS Secretary

Brandon Bachman

SPS Web/ Social Media Designer

Estefania Padilla

SPS Event Coordinator

Alessa Ibrahim

SPS Treasurer

Ricardo Guerrero

SPS Public Relations

Shontrice Coleman

SPS Historian


All events will be updated here, and on our social media accounts.

Friday, Feb 3, 2017

SPS Meeting - DoD presentation

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Sun, February 12, 2pm – 4pm

Proton Accelerator Tour

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Friday, Feb 17, 2017

HSPS Meeting

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Fri, March 3, 1pm – 2pm

Stephanie Zajac - Instrumentation Talk

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Friday, Mar 10, 2017

GRE Workshop

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Sat, March 18, 9am – 4pm

Physics Study Marathon

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