Society News

Jun 8 2020

The AIP-SPS Emergency Scholarship was established by the Society of Physics Students, the American Institute of Physics (AIP), and donors to provide relief funding for students impacted negatively by the COVID-19 pandemic and effects thereof. With many impacted during the 2019-2020 academic year and future implications likely, many undergraduate physics and astronomy students have been displaced, lost employment, had summer internship opportunities become unavailable, or need financial assistance to continue their studies.

Jun 5 2020

The SPS National Office echoes the AIP statement on Racism and Protests: we support our black students, stand with those who are victims of police brutality and racism, and support those who are protesting for change. As a professional association of students, we collectively have a duty to call out injustice when we see it and be active elements of change.

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: