Active involvement in SPS can help you transform into a contributing member of the professional physics community. Course work develops only one range of skills. Other skills needed to flourish professionally include effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a personal network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities. Locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, the SPS offers opportunities for these important enrichments to your undergraduate experience. Whether it's through our weekly meetings where you can connect with professors and researchers in our department, social events where you can connect with your fellow physics majors and SPS members, or service events where you can share your love of physics with the community, SPS provides unprecedented opportunity to advance yourself as a student, researcher, and member of the larger Maryland Physics community.
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Â SPS Events & Activities
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed forÂ undergraduateÂ students, and exists toÂ themÂ help transform themselvesÂ into contributing members of the professionalÂ scienceÂ community. SPS activities include organizing a physics tutoring center, running weekly seminar meetings, hosting the annual research fair and showcase, leading outreach activities, and much more. We are able to fund these activities through the support of donors like you.
Through the donations of our supporters, we are able to offer events and activities that strengthen the criticalÂ skills needed to flourish professionally including effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities.
Maryland Physics is one of the largest departments in the nation. Exploring more than 30 fields of physics, our faculty and students work together on some of today's most cutting edge physics research. Along with a rigorous academic curriculum and an ideal Washington D.C. location, this productive research program forms the foundation of a first-class educational experience.
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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.
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