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Society of Physics Students

Welcome to the Michigan State University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS)! This chapter of the National Society of Physics Students was established April 22, 1968. We are an academic organization run by and for undergraduate physics and astronomy students. 

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SPS Student Resources

Biweekly Meetings

SPS meets every other Monday night 6-7pm in BPS 1400.

Spring 2022 meeting dates are 1/10, 1/31, 2/14, 2/28, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18. At a typical meeting we invite a speaker to talk about either their research or a topic of interest to physics and astronomy students, e.g. graduate school, research opportunities, or jobs in industry.

If that isn't enough to entice you, at each in-person meeting we also have FREE PIZZA and pop available! Come for the free food, stay for awesome talks about physics!

SPS Coffee Breaks

In Fall 2020, facing a virtual academic year that made it harder than ever to make connections to other physics and astronomy students, we started a new program to promote socialization between PA undergrads called "Coffee Breaks". Each weekly Coffee Break features casual conversation between physics and astronomy peers accompanied by an informal undergraduate research presentation, much in the style of an informal colloquium. 

Coffee breaks will run SS22 Fridays at 1:50 in BPS1300: join us for a nice break and some new friends!

Want to share your research and gain some experience presenting? The SPS Coffee Breaks are a great place to do so! We would love to give all our Physics and Astronomy undergraduates the opportunity to share their research in a casual and supportive environment! If you would be interested in giving a 5-10 minute talk at a future SPS coffee break, please send an email to Izzy Ginnett at ginnetti@msu.edu.

Other SPS Events 

Wednesday, March 23 at 6pm: Senior Advice Night 

Friday, April 29 at 7pm: SPS/Astronomy Club Roof-top BBQ 

SPS Executive Board (2021/2022)

Rachel Steinhorst, President, steinhor@msu.edu

Elizabeth Kowalczyk, Vice President, kowalc40@msu.edu

Izzy Ginnett, Communications Chair, ginnetti@msu.edu

Jacob Crawford, Outreach Chair, crawf419@msu.edu

Kaedon Cleland-Host, Treasurer, kaedoch@msu.edu

Nathan Willey, willeyna@msu.edu