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Society of Physics Students

Society of Physics Students (SPS)


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. Heather Whitney), 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. We also encourage professional development though workshops, lectures, and field trips to nearby research institutions and labs (e.g. Fermilab and Argonne).

Another 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 and share the love of physics! SPS loves to welcome new faces so look for information about meetings and activities around the physics department.

Current SPS Cabinet (2018-2019):

  • John Rich (President)
  • Ellie Tan (Vice President)
  • Jodie McLennan (Treasurer)
  • Rachel Barron (Secretary)
  • Aleks Nosewicz (Publicity)