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The Society of Physics Students partners with a variety of organizations and collaborative projects in order to provide rich and diverse opportunities, programs, services and resources to our members.

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SPS-Galileoscope Fund Raiser for SPS Chapters

SPS-Galileoscope Fund RaiserImagine doing great outreach and raising money for your chapter all at the same time! SPS National has teamed up with the Galileoscope team to offer SPS chapters a new outreach and fund raising opportunity.

Chapter Fund Raising Details

Registration is now open!

Programs & Resources

The Fabric of the Cosmos

In partnership with NOVA, SPS will assist in developing and sustaining promotional progrmas for the upcoming series, The Fabric of the Cosmos. This will include a Science Cafe community, planning and implementing resources, training partner scientists, and communicating and planning logistics with partner scientists and organizations.


ComPADRE is filling a stewardship role within the National Science Digital Library for the educational resources used by broad communities in physics and astronomy. This partnership helps teachers and learners find, and use, high quality resources through collections and services tailored to their specific needs. Many authors and organizations are creating this rich educational content and faculty training opportunities.

Annual SPS Themes

Each year, the Society of Physics Students (SPS) national council selects a theme around which SPS programs, publications, and promotional materials are based.


Science Beyond Borders: Physics for All
The 2013 SPS theme was selected to expand on the theme for the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress, hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society housed within SPS. The theme of the 2012 Congress was Connecting Worlds Through Science and Service.

"...We must choose to forge the links between science and society, between the lab and the living room, and across the barriers that constantly threaten to divide the world. We must choose to bring physics to all." More...


Connecting Worlds—Science Beyond Borders
The 2012 SPS theme was selected to tie in with the theme for the 2012 Quadrennial Physics Congress, hosted by Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society housed within SPS. The theme of the 2012 Congress was Connecting Worlds Through Science and Service.

"We are connected now more than ever before—at every level—as physicists, scientists, members of society, and as humans." More...


A Century of Revolution
Celebrating 100 years since the discovery of the atomic nucleus
SPS selected as its 2011 theme “A Century of Revolution” to honor the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the atomic nucleus.

"Throughout the coming year, let us each explore the many remarkable and varied ways nuclear science has benefitted humankind and the possibilities the future may hold."


Exciting The Imagination
In recognition of LaserFest, SPS adopted "Exciting The Imagination as its 2010 theme. For the past 50 years, lasers have revolutionized the way we live. This milestone marks one of the greatest inventions of the 20th century! Through a series of events and programs, LaserFest will help to showcase the prominence of the laser in today's world.


A Universe of Wonder
International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009)
In recognition of the International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009), SPS adopted "A Universe of Wonder" as its theme for 2009.

The IYA2009 is a global effort initiated by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) and UNESCO to help the citizens of the world rediscover their place in the Universe through the day- and night-time sky, and thereby engage a personal sense of wonder and discovery. Working with the IAU and other partners, the American Astronomical Society (AAS) will help organize and carry out a dynamic program of activities for the International Year of Astronomy. Students can join the AAS as Junior Members and get two years for the price of one.

What makes YOU wonder? | Galileoscopes


Future Faces of Physics
Encouraging diversity in the future faces of physics!
The governing Council of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honor society, has approved the following statement for general dissemination, effective October 8, 2009.

"The Society of Physics Students recognizes that there is a vast untapped intellectual resource in all groups underrepresented in physics. For this reason, the Society of Physics Students is committed to making physics more accessible to everyone. We are committed to providing programs, resources and opportunities that encourage greater participation in the community of physics from members of all groups."

Download Logos | Future Faces of Physics Kit | Future Faces of Physics Jeopardy


National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)

The National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP) seeks to increase opportunities for Hispanics in physics and to increase the number of practicing Hispanic physicists, particularly by encouraging Hispanic students to enter a career in physics. SPS and NSHP offer joint memberships at a discounted price.

Joint membership information | Download application form (PDF)


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Want to talk to a science professional about career options? Need support from someone that has overcome similar challenges? Looking for a foot in the door to your first job? Find a mentor! SPS partners with MentorNet, an award-winning nonprofit e-mentoring network, to offer free mentoring services to ALL SPS members!

MentorNet addresses the retention and success of those in engineering, science and mathematics, particularly but not exclusively women and other underrepresented groups.

Teach for America

SPS is pleased to present the experiences of several members who are involved in the Teach for America (TFA) program. Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates of all academic majors who commit to teach for two years in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity.

Sigma Pi Sigma

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.

AIP Member Societies

The American Institute of Physics' prestigious member societies represent the spectrum of the physical sciences. SPS members are encouraged to join one or more member society, and receive a free one year membership in the society of their choice when they join SPS.

AIP Statistical Research Center

The AIP Statistical Research Center is your source for data on education and employment in physics, astronomy and allied fields.

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