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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:



President - Stephen Cory Whitfield
  Vice President - Bradley Tidwell
  Secretary - Gabby Brizel
  Treasurer- TBA


  fall 3 

Schedule of Events 2014

September 9th - Interest Fair - Information booth
for recruitment of new members
September 25th- SPS Lunch Talk Series #1   
RMSC Room 121 from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m.
Four current Physics majors will give a presentation on their summer research experience
Justin Whitaker, Ferdinand Harerimana, Alex Siegel, and Bradley Tidwell

-A lightning Climatology of Pennsylvania, with Urban Heat Island Applications (Justin Whitaker) 

-Quantifying Shaking Caused From Earthquakes Using Engineering Ground Motion Metrics (Ferdinand) 

-Modeling Yeast DNA Movement, and Changes in Cell Nucleus (Bradley Tidwell) 

-Atomic physics research at Clemson, building a gas injection system for the Electron Beam Ion Trap (Alex Siegel) 


October 23rd - SPS Lunch Talk Series #2 - RMSC121     11 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Clemson University, Electron Beam Ion Trap: 
From Testing Quantum Electrodynamics to Biomedical Research
Clemson has one of six EBITs in the U.S. and the only one outside a national lab or institute.
October 30 - Twin Towers Halloween Carnival Service
Lawn of Old Main
Service Project - SPS will host a booth with candy, rockets and a gyroscope



November  7th - REU Interest Talk 

2 P.M.  RMSC128 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (or REUs) are competitive summer research programs in the United States for
undergraduates studying science,
engineering, or mathematics.  Come learn about REU's opportunites in Physics.



Milliken Physicist Brent Neal

November 13th speaker

Brent Neal : Research Team Lead at Milliken Research Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States  
PhD: Department of Physics Louisiana State University 
 BS:  Department of Materials Science and Engineering North Carolina State University 
Topic: “What does an industrial physicists do?”  
Brent Neal currently works for the central research division at Milliken & Company,
a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and technical textiles .
 He is a Research Team Lead, in charge of Milliken's analytical facility. 

November 14 -
Wofford and Me Outreach
Shooting Rockets with ACS  (Chemistry


Things to come:  Conferences, REU Presentations, More details on
Outreach Programs, Information on Planetarium rebuilding!!!

Research Opportunities and Internships



Club Photos

Halloween Carnival, 2014

hall2 halloween1 hall3 hall 7 hall 6 hall5 hall b 

Clemson University, Electron Beam Ion Trap

Lecture 1 lecture 2 lecture 3 lecture 4 Lecture 5 

REU Talk and Interest Fair, Fall 2014

interest fair 1 interest fair2 reu 1  reu 4 reu 5 reu 6 reu 2 

Christmas Lighting At the Row Gingerbread House Competition - Physics Entry:
 Gingerbread, Physics Gingerbread House 3 Gingerbread house 2 

Rocket  Launch at Goodall Center:

rocket 1 rocket 2 rocket 3 

rocket 4 rocket 5 rocket 6 

Jupiter and its moons by Jamie Hames:


Fall 2013 Halloween Carnival:

 Carnival 2 Carnival 3 sps halloween carnival carnival dd 

Visit to Furman Observatory, November 2013:

Furman's observatory with Dr. Moffett 

Super Hero Outreach Event with Girls & Boys Club of Spartanburg:

sh 11 sh 15 super hero 14 superhero 2 

superheros 6 superheros 5 superhero 8 

superheros 3 superhero 10 superhero 7 

Space Party, Arcadia Elementary School 2014

          resized 3         Space Party fun             resized Space Party 2014, Arcadia Elementary School     

Main Event 2014  

Interest Fair 2014 2                Interest Fair 2014 1      Interest Fair 2014 3      Interest Fair 2014 5