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
Our Majors Outside the Classroom
The physics department would like to acknowledge the contributions of our students that extend beyond the classroom. Specifically, we would like to highlight the remarkable achievements of four of our majors: T.J. Novotny, Jared Jacon-Duffy, Liam Ronan and Michael Ralph, who are also fellow teammates on Wofford’s football team. The Wofford football team saw a remarkable season come to an end on Saturday afternoon in the NCAA FCS playoff quarterfinals in a thrilling 30-23 double overtime loss at Youngstown State. This marked the seventh season the Terriers have reached the NCAA FCS Playoffs and the first since 2012.
Senior tight end T.J. Novotny played in all 14 games this season, and has seen action in 30 career games. Junior offensive lineman Jared Jacon-Duffy started all 14 games at right guard and led the team in knockdown blocks with 177. The 177 knockdown blocks are tied for the eighth-most in school history in a single season. Sophomore offensive lineman Liam Ronan played in eight games, while sophomore Michael Ralph saw action in five contests. The three offensive linemen were a key part of the Terriers rushing game, which averaged 279.6 yards per game (fifth in the nation) and only allowed three sacks all season.
Congratulations to our student athletes. You bring us much pride!
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
We at Carnegie Mellon University are very interested in
recruiting your students to our graduate program in Civil and Environmental
Engineering (CEE). With access to cutting-edge research and technology,
experienced and approachable faculty, and an innovative and flexible
curriculum, we are consistently ranked among the top graduate engineering
programs by US News and World Report.
Our graduate programs are focused in three areas:
Advanced Infrastructure Systems
Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science
Mechanics, Materials and Computing
Our graduate program is now accepting applications for
Fall 2017 with an application deadline of January 5, 2017. For qualified
applicants, support in the form of scholarships, fellowships, and
assistantships is available for both MS and PhD studies. Interested
students should review the
admission requirements and apply online.
More information about our department and current
activities is available on our CEE website, and in our CEE News Magazine, the most recent issue of which provides an overview
of our department-wide education and research initiatives.
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: