Society News

May 11 2020

Many colleges and universities have moved online for the rest of this academic year and into the summer. This has affected all undergraduate students in some way, especially our seniors who are seeing major changes to the traditions that come with being on campus and during graduation. To honor our seniors, SPS will be holding a Virtual Senior Recognition Ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at 3 PM EST.

All are welcome to join! SPS members, seniors, faculty, family and friends. Register today

May 5 2020

Check out resources for students and professors to help with the transition to remote learning.


Apr 7 2020

National Council Elections are April 6 - May 6.

Each SPS Chapter will have one vote
SPS Chapters should determine their candidate selections and submit one ballot per chapter. To ensure each chapter votes once, list your chapter on the ballot. You will need to enter the password sent to your SPS Chapter’s leadership to submit your ballot.

Cast your vote as a chapter using an electronic form
You will need information sent to your chapter leadership to vote. Learn more about voting within your Zone here: 

Mar 26 2020

Virtual Talks with SPS

We are hosting live video talks through Zoom throughout the coming weeks. If you are unable to make any of the talks, no problem! All talks are recorded and posted to our YouTube channel (

Previous Talks: 

Tuesday, March 17: Susan White, Interim Director of the Statistical Research Center at AIP.  Titled "You Can't Handle the Truth." 

Mar 16 2020

On Feb 22, 2020: the SPS National Council approved a statement on the Climate Crisis: 

"The Society of Physics Students and the Sigma Pi Sigma National Council encourage chapters to sponsor, engage in, and pursue outreach events that promote awareness of the scientific basis of human-induced climate change to the general public. Furthermore, chapters are encouraged to champion initiatives that address the climate crisis and to practice environmental sustainability."