Society of Physics Students

Society of Physics Students (SPS)

Society of Physics Students (Spring 2013) Image credit: Young-Ho Moon/D. Craig

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at Wheaton College is a student club open to anyone with an interest in physics. With the guidance of a faculty advisor (currently Dr. Poelarends), SPS seeks to foster community among those with a common interest of physics beyond that attained in the classroom. SPS holds game and movie nights as a fun way to get to know others involved in physics. SPS organizes at least one field trip each year, such as a tour of Fermilab. Also, every Thursday during chapel time the Physics and Engineering department, along with SPS, hosts a time to mingle with the professors over tea and cookies. The other main goal of SPS is physics outreach in the community. At least once a semester, SPS members put together a physics demo show and perform it at a local grade school. This is not only a great way to get young students excited about science, but also provides SPS members an excuse to play with physics toys! SPS  loves to welcome new faces so look for information about meetings and activities around the physics department.   

See you all soon!

Current SPS Cabinet (2017-2018):

  • Jenny Ruda (President)
  • April Futch (Vice President)
  • Dave Broaddus (Treasurer)
  • John Rich (Secretary)