The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional physics association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics.
The SPS Chapter at Clarion University has more than 25 members, and a faculty advisor. The chapter is funded through the Student Activities Funds from the university and currently has an annual budget of $1,325.
The SPS Chapter organizes social events and provides opportunities for students to attend scientific meetings and visit research laboratories and other interesting areas. Past events included field trips to Fermilab in Chicago and presentations at the Western Pennsylvania Section Meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers in Latrobe, Pa.
The former vice-president of our chapter, Jamie McGrath, was recently awarded a $1,000 leadership scholarship by the National SPS.