Society News

Jun 5 2023

Dear SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma,

I am pround to annouce the 2023-24 SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma Council! Terms will begin June 22, 2023 and go through next years elections which will occure around June 24, 2024. Please reach out to your new Counselors and congratulate them!


Brad Conrad, Director of SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma

Jul 30 2022

This year, the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Poster Session will be held at the AVS 68th International Symposium and Exhibition. This year's Symposium will be November 6-11, 2022 in Pittsburgh, PA. The call for Late Breaking Abstracts is open now and will close Sept 12 and all AVS topics of interest can be seen at this link: (

Jun 13 2022

We thank Dr. Leandra Goldflam for four wonderful years of service to Zone 16 as Zone Counselor! As Dr. Goldflam steps down, we welcome Dr. Dwight Luhman of Sandia National Laboratory, who will be taking over the role of Zone Councilor for Zone 16 for the 2022-2023 academic year effective immediately. Elections will take place in 2023 to fill out the remainder of the three year term.

Jun 1 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022-23 SPS Council Elections. Results are located here and profiles are located here.

Mar 27 2022

The International Association of Physics Students (which SPS is a member of), the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the American Physical Society (APS), and Optica have issued statements about the invasion of Russia. Read about recent statements by societies and/or their members: