The Society of Physics Students is a national professional association, composed of students. It is not required to be a physics major, simply an interest in physics is all that you need. Here at the University of Louisville, our mission is to "proliferate interest and information in physics to students."
With all of the enjoyment and excitement that stems from physics and scientific discovery, we hope to share this passion and grow as both individuals and as a body of students with educators, professors, and scientists who share our mutual interests and ideas.
At the University of Louisville, we are also associated with the national physics honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma. Induction to the honor society occurs each spring, with outstanding students in the Society of Physics Students honored for their achievements.
From the national Society of Physics Students site:
"The Society of Physics Students was formed in 1968 with a constitution that combined its two "parent" organizations, The AIP Student Sections and the Sigma Pi Sigma honor society. SPS now has over 700 chapters on campuses across the country. About 5,000 students take part in chapter activities each year, making SPS the fourth largest physics society in the country. The associated honor society, Sigma Pi Sigma, now exists in about 450 of those chapters with over 75,000 inductees throughout its history."
To join us, attend a meeting or contact one of the officers. Our usual meeting time is 12pm Friday, in room 104 (Adam's Room) in the Natural Science Building. We hope to see you there!