Our Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter is active on campus as well as in our community. We hold informal weekly meetings each Friday over the noon hour where we get together for casual conversation and games (something we affectionately call Ph3: Physics, Phood, and Phun). We also engage with at least one local school each year and perform interactive physics demonstrations within the classroom setting (or during after-school programs).  Please visit our Outreach page for more information about our passion for sharing our excitement for physics with the local community.

In addition, our SPS chapter is heavily involved with mentoring first-year students who are enrolled in our calculus-based introductory physics course in an effort to encourage them and help promote their success in that course and college in general. 

Our current SPS Officers, who also serve on our Departmental Student Board, are shown below, along with our Chapter Advisor.

 

President

Colin Hawes (Class of 2020)

Major: Physics

Minor: Environmental Science

Vice President

Dave Shaibe (Class of 2022)

Major: Physics

Secretary

Dexter Allen (Class of 2021)

Major: Physics/Pre-Engineering

Treasurer

Hayden Brandt (Class of 2021)

Major: Physics

Chapter Advisor

Dr. Robert Haring-Kaye

Professor of Physics and Astronomy

Chapter Co-Advisor

Michelle Storms

Visiting Instructor of Physics