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Society of Physics Students


Meetings: Thursday @6pm in TOLL 2213

Tutoring: Mon-Thurs 4-6pm Mon-Thurs in TOLL 2213

Donut sales: The Toll lobby from 9-12 Mon-Thurs

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a professional association explicitly designed for students, dedicated to connecting and advancing students interested in physics. UMD's SPS chapter is made up of undergraduate physics and non-physics majors, and we are always welcoming new members! SPS provides skills not offered in coursework, such as leadership experience, networking, outreach services, and effective communication in professional meetings and journals.

Why join SPS?​​

  • Professional physics talks

  • Helpful workshops

  • Peer mentoring

  • Tutoring job opportunity

  • Networking with UMD faculty

  • Advice on navigating research and graduate school applications

  • Research Colloquia and lab tours

  • DEI leadership activities

  • Community outreach

  • GRE Prep Sessions

  • Many great social events!

  • Most importantly, FREE PIZZA🍕!!!

Interested in joining UMD SPS? You can:

  • Join our Discord

  • Attend weekly SPS meetings

  • Contact a Communications officer

Want to become more involved? You can:​​

Our amazing officers:

President: Wenxi Wu
Vice President: Samarth Sriram

Treasurer: Yash Anand
Fundraising Chair: Lincoln Doney
Social & Outreach Chair: Daniel Levy
Tutoring Chair: Aneesh Anandanatarajan

Communications Officers: Caitlin Kubina, Jaden He

UMD SPS Chapter Advisor since 2014: Donna Hammer

  • National SPS Council Member for Zone 4, 2017-2020

  • "The Outstanding Advisor for a Student Organization" by UMD Division of Student Affairs, 2015-2016

  • Board of Regents Award for Outstanding Service to Students in an Academic Environment, 2020-2021.

  • SPS Partner University Lead for PhysCon 2022

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