SPS: It’s the best thing for your career since choosing to study physics!
There are many reasons to join the Society of Physics Students (SPS) national organization. Upon payment of your *$24.00 annual national dues, you will receive:
- Physics Today - A monthly award-winning publication*
- The SPS Observer - A quarterly magazine for undergraduate physics and Astronomy studets
- SPS News eNewsletter - A bi-weekly briefing of everything you need know
- Jobs: Access to the SPS Jobs site
- Careers: Learn about physicist profiles, Resources and the Careers Toolbox
- Scholarships: SPS scholarships include the SPS Leadership, SPS Future Teacher, Community College, and more!
- Leadership: Run for the SPS national council
- SPS Internships - 10-week-paid internship program for SPS members
- Travel funds: SPS Travel awards if you are presenting
- Science writing: SPS Reporter awards if you report on a conference
- Support your mentor: SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor award
- Research awards: SPS Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research
- Host a regional meeting: SPS Zone Meeting Awards
- Regional (Zone) Meetings
- Attend professional society meetings
- Free membership with two AIP Member Societies for undergraduates only, for up to three years.
- Free joint membership in the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) or the National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP)
- Apply for free outreach materials and kits (SOCKs)
Please note that your membership is effective immediately, although it will take six to eight weeks for publications to begin arriving.
*Membership dues are $30.00 per year for addresses outside of the US and Canada. The additional dues cover international shipping for The SPS Observer; members outside of the US and Canada will receive Physics Today in on-line format.
How do I Join?
Please go to membership.spsnational.org to renew or pay your SPS National dues.
Free Membership with two Physical Societies
When you join SPS as an undergraduate, you get free membership in two of ten other physics societies... all of which are members of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). AIP serves this federation of physical science societies in a common mission to promote physics and allied fields.
Since you can do this for up to three years, you might consider joining different societies each year and trying out acoustics, crystallography, rheology, geophysics, or optics just to see what those societies have to offer. In any case, SPS is eager for you to see the breadth of physics through these societies, so indulge!
Free Joint Membership with NSBP or NSHP
SPS and the National Society of Black Physicists (NSBP) are now offering joint student memberships at a discounted price.
SPS and the National Society of Hispanic Physicists (NSHP) are now offering joint student memberships at a discounted price.