Society of Physics Students
SPS is a professional society for physics students and students with an interest in physics. SPS was established in 1968 and is a member society of the American Institute of Physics. There are more than 700 chapters across the United States with over 5000 student members. The Southern Miss chapter of SPS was chartered in 1968 after existing as a student section of the American Institute of Physics from 1960 to 1968.
Southern Miss chapter of SPS meets every second Thursday of the month during lunchtime in the physics conference room. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Dr. Alina Gearba (faculty advisor).
Sigma Pi Sigma
Sigma Pi Sigma honors outstanding scholarship in physics. Sigma Pi Sigma is housed within the Society of Physics Students, a member society of the American Institute of Physics. Members are nominated and elected by local chapters. Sigma Pi Sigma was founded in 1921 and is a member of Association of College Honor Societies. There are over 75,000 members of Sigma Pi Sigma. The first Southern Miss member was inducted in May of 1971 and since that time over 100 members have been inducted into the Southern Miss Physics and Astronomy Chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma.