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Society of Physics Students


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, 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. Meetings: Thursday @6pm in TOLL 1402

Interested in joining UMD SPS? Any UMD student come become a member by either: 

  • Contact SPS officers or SPS advisor

  • Attend weekly SPS meetings

  • Volunteer for a 1-hour donut shifts

President: Delina Levine
Vice President: Ronan Hix

Treasurer: Satvik Manjigani
Fundraising Chair: Wenxi Wu, Lincoln Doney
Social & Outreach Chair: Samarth Sriram
Tutoring Chair: David Bour

Communications Officers: Yusuf Aamir, Alejandro Escoto

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 Univeristy Lead for PhysCon 2022

SPS Members have access to:

  • Research Collquia and lab tours

  • Peer mentoring 

  • SPS tutoring

  • DEI leadership activities

  • Community outreach

  • Networking with UMD faculty

  • Various social events

SPS Activities Include:

  • Donut & coffee fundraiser

  • PhysCon 2022

  • GRE prep study sessions

  • Co-host the Department's Research Showcase

  • Volunteer with liquid nitrogen ice cream station at Maryland Day

  • Professional physics talks

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