Gustavus Adolphus College Chapter of the Society of Physics Students Honored Posted on March 10th, 2006 by

The Gustavus Adolphus College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2004-05 school year. This accomplishment stems from the group’s involvement with activities associated with physics research, public science outreach, physics tutoring programs, hosting and representation at physics meetings, and providing social interaction opportunities. On average, less than 10 percent of the nationwide chapters are recognized, about one per state.

On campus, SPS has been involved with Science on Saturday, Habitat for Humanity, and Gusties in Volunteer Efforts. Members have attended Minnesota Association of Physics Teachers meetings and participated in Gustavus’ annual Nobel Conference.

The group is a professional association designed for college students who are interested in physics. Besides physics, society members major in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, and mathematics. This society operates within the American Institute of Physics, a membership corporation established in New York State in 1931 for the purpose of promoting the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of physics and its application to human welfare.

Each year, 6-10 students are elected for lifetime membership to Sigma Pi Sigma, the scholastic honor society within the SPS. Sigma Pi Sigma encourages physics students to strive for academic excellence and to promote an attitude of service to their fellow students, colleagues, and the public.


Media Contact: Director of Media Relations and Internal Communication Luc Hatlestad


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