Wagner named SPS Outstanding Advisor
While there are many truly excellent SPS Advisors, this past year's top awardee, the 2010 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor winner, is Dr. DJ Wagner at Grove City College, PA. Dr. Wagner is a familiar face at SPS events, conducts physics education research with the help of several undergraduate research assistants, and is an enthusiastic handbell ringer.
Full Article & Slideshow | Award Details
SPS installs first chapter in China
In December 2010 a petition to charter a chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was filed with the SPS National Council by Southeast University in the People's Republic of China. After review, the petition was approved by action of the SPS Executive Committee. The chapter was installed on December 28, 2010, becoming the first SPS chapter in China.
Full Story | Southeast University website
Online SPS Poster Galleries
This is SPS's first experiment with virtual poster galleries
—a collection of student posters from SPS sessions at the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) Winter Meeting, and the American Astronomical Society (AAS) 217th Meeting. Please let us know if you have any feedback, or feedback from anyone with whom you share the links. Feel free to share them with your friends, family, colleagues, advisors, or place them on your facebook wall.
See the SPS Posters | APPT Winter Meeting | AAS 217th Meeting
What is Involved in Getting a Ph.D. Abroad?
Find out first-hand from SPS member Anna Quider, a third year graduate student in astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, UK. Anna is blogging about her experiences as an American-trained student working towards a physics Ph.D in the United Kingdom. Her goal is to give US physics students an idea of what it’s like to study abroad for a graduate degree, as she knew very little about life as an international grad student before she became one.
Meet Anna | Read the Blog | More student publications