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. 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. 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.
Upon payment of your $24.00 national dues, you will receive:
Officers 2015 - 16
President - Bradley Tidwell
Schedule of Events Fall 2016
September 15, 2016
There will be an informal discussion with guest speakers Alissa Williams and Justin Whitaker
in the Holcomb room starting at 11:50am. Lunch begins at 11:30am in the faculty dining hall
with the talk following at 11:50am.
September 15, 2016
Alissa Williams and Justin Whitaker will be giving a talk to STEM students on internships, grad school, and life after Wofford.
The talk will be held Thursday night at 7:00pm in RMSC 122.
Community Outreach activities will be planned as well, as dates become available, the webpage will be updated.
Things to come
Conferences, REU Presentations, More details on Outreach Programs, Information on Planetarium rebuilding!!!
Research Opportunities and Internships
Woodrow Wilson National Teaching Fellowships
The American Institute of Physics is pleased to announce that the 2016 edition
of GradSchoolShopper.com has been released online. The print directory 2016
Graduate Programs in Physics, Astronomy, and Related Fields will be shipped
to your chapter in a couple of weeks. You can search, browse and view all the graduate program profiles at: http://www.GradSchoolShopper.com
Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
We would like to inform you of a Department of Defense (DoD)
education support opportunity. The application for the Science, Mathematics,
And Research for Transformation Defense Scholarship for Service Program (SMART)
is now open.
The SMART Scholarship for Service Program will pay for all educational expenses for a B.S.,
M.S. or Ph.D. program, and then provide scholars unique opportunities to
work as research scientists or engineers on cutting edge technology in world
class Department of Defense facilities.
SMART Scholars receive:
Full tuition and educational fees
Generous cash stipend ranging from
$25,000 - $38,000 per year
Summer internships, health insurance,
and miscellaneous supplies allowance
Employment with Department of Defense
facilities after graduation
Basis Eligibility requirements are as follows:
- A U.S. citizen at time of application
- 18 yrs of age or older as of August 1, 2016
- able to participate in summer internships at DoD labratories
- willing to accept post-graduate employment with the DoD
- a student in good standing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in one of the disciplines listed above
The Application is currently available and the deadline to apply is December 1st. For more information and to apply, please visit http://smart.asee.org
Graduate Programs and Links
The Structural Biology and Biochemistry Ph.D. Program (STBB) at the University of Colorado-Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus is one of the strongest programs of its kind in the country and one that will provide outstanding training for a career in the varied areas of Structural Biology and Biochemistry. The program is supported through the graduate school and has access to state-of-the-art equipment and hands-on training in technologies that include NMR Spectrosscopy, X-ray Crystallography, Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics, Peptide/Protein Chemistry, Computational Biochemistry and Biophysics. Graduate student training and progress are carefully monitired to ensure completion of the Ph.D. degree in a timely fashion.
The STBB program is currently accepting applications (due Dec. 1) and is hoping to grow both our applicant pool and program for the Fall of 2016. Attached is our program flyer as well as a link to our website. http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/Graduate-School/academic-programs/biomol/Pages/PrograminStructuralBiologyandBiophysics.aspx
Kansas State University Physics department has several openings and funding for new graduate students pursuing a PhD in Physics. Please click on the link below to find out more about the openings and funding.
Rocket Launch 2016
Demonstration Day 2015
Clemson University, Electron Beam Ion Trap
Christmas Lighting At the Row Gingerbread House Competition - Physics Entry:
Jupiter and its moons by Jamie Hames:
Super Hero Outreach Event with Girls & Boys Club of Spartanburg: