The Society of Physics Students is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics.
SPS Outstanding Chapters are determined after a careful review of the information, photos and supporting material presented in the annual Chapter Reports. The reviewers include the Zone Councilor, the Associate Zone Councilor, and often, a third reviewer from outside the zone, as well as the SPS office staff.
The criteria for deciding the Outstanding Chapters in each zone include:
- The chapter's involvement in local, zone and national SPS meetings and other professional meetings
- Participation in SPS programs
- Outreach efforts to the grades K-12 or the general public
- Participation in community service
- Contributions to student recruitment and retention
- Participation in social events
- Interactions with the department's alumni
(From left to right): Ronald Maldonado ’11, Quincy Iheme ’10, Jose Lopez, Ph.D., assistant professor of physics, David Jacome ’10, Brian McCullough ’09 and Tony Maldonado ‘12