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

spring 2

Schedule of Events Spring 2015

February 26th - SPS Lunch Series #4
RMSC Rm 121, 11:10 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Guest Speaker - TBA , Lunch provided 


March 26th - SPS Lunch Series #5 
RMSC Rm 121, 11:10 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Guest Speaker - TBA , Lunch provided 


April 16th
RMSC Physics Lab 125
11 a.m. until 1p.m. 
Demos and Pizza


April 23rd - SPS Lunch Series #6 
RMSC 121, 11:10 A.M. - 12:10 P.M. 
Guest Speaker: Dr. Piggott - The Math and Physics of Solitons 
Lunch provided 


Community Outreach activities will be planned as well, as dates become available, the webpage will be updated.

fall 3

Schedule of Events Fall 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 Club)

Things to come:

Conferences, REU Presentations, More details on Outreach Programs, Information on Planetarium rebuilding!!!

Research Opportunities and Internships




Club Photos

Halloween Carnival, 2014

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Clemson University, Electron Beam Ion Trap

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REU Talk and Interest Fair, Fall 2014

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Christmas Lighting At the Row Gingerbread House Competition - Physics Entry:
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Rocket Launch at Goodall Center:

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Jupiter and its moons by Jamie Hames:


Fall 2013 Halloween Carnival:

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Visit to Furman Observatory, November 2013:

Furman's observatory with Dr. Moffett  

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

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Space Party, Arcadia Elementary School 2014

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Main Event 2014

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Demonstration Day 2015


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