The Society of Physics Students (SPS)

SPS Overview

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students and their mentors. With over 4100 official members in about 800 chapters on college campuses, SPS provides opportunities for physics students across the nation, including research awards, outreach programs, scholarships, and travel awards. The SPS website ( provides information and applications for these opportunities, as well as other physics contacts, society news, hot science, physics career information, and the lighter side of physics. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics.

Hampton University SPS participates in several projects, research opportunities, outreach programs, and mentorship programs throughout the year. They volunteer their services at local schools and reach out to students in grades K-12 in hopes of getting them interested in going on a physics path. Whether it is on or off campus, the SPS is involved year-round in physics related activities.

SPS Events

Society of Physics Students Upcoming Zone 4 Meeting

Date: April 8-9, 2016

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First Annual Physics Day Camp

Hampton University SPS students participating in demonstrations at the 1st Annual Physics Day Camp for school age children of the Girls Inc. of the Greater Peninsula at the Hampton Roads Convention Center.

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HU SPS Officers
Amber Simmons
Vice President
Dominique Richardson
Bria Andrews
Bilal Jones
Bria Andrews

Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society Within SPS is housed Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, which elects members on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. Hampton University physics students that are in the SPS and meet the criteria, are inducted and recognized in an official induction ceremony. At graduation, Sigma Pi Sigma honorees wear a distinguished stole, honor cord, and tassel.

Sigma Pi Sigma Student Chapter Officer
Jessica Freeman