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Society of Physics Students

Welcome to SPS @UVa!

Membership is open to all UVa undergraduate students. For more information, browse the tabs on our website or email Emily Cubbage at erc9yg(at)virginia(dot)edu. Like us on facebook to keep up with our events!

About Us

Who are we?

The Society of Physics Students is a national organization sponsored by the American Institute of Physics. The University of Virginia chapter consists of about 25 undergraduate physics majors, other science majors, and engineering students.

Every Friday at 1pm, SPS hosts meetings featuring:

  • Guest lecturers from across the country presenting cutting-edge research
  • Laboratory tours
  • Oscilliscope enrichment sessions
  • Graduate school admission panels
  • Research opportunity seminars

Current Officers:

SPS: Emily Cubbage (President), Yash Shevde (Vice President), Andrew Hrusth (Treasurer), Gage DeZoort (Secretary)

Sigma Pi Sigma: Rob Mina (President), Brigid McDonald (Vice President)

Disclaimer: Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not apart of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization's contracts, acts or omissions.

Don't Miss The Sigma Pi Sigma Research Symposium on October 9th!

  • Come see your peers present their research and posters in the Newcomb South Meeting Room from 12-3. The event will be catered, and cash prizes will be awarded to the best presenters and posters.
  • UVa SPS Earns "Distinguished" Status:

  • The UVA Society of Physics Students chapter was recently (2013/2014 AY and 2012/2013 AY) recognized as "distinguished,"" signifying that our chapter is in the top 20% of the chapters in the country. The 2015 announcement email is here, and the letter of congratulations 2014 can be seen here. Our 2015 annual report is here, our 2014 annual report is here, and our 2013 annual report is here

  • Announcements


    Want to do some research?

    At UVa:

    For research projects, contact Craig Group (particle), Craig Dukes (particle), Nilanga Liyanage (nuclear, medical physics), Despina Louca (condensed matter), Dinko Pocanic (nuclear), Donald Day (nuclear), Cass Sackett (atomic), Blaine Norum (nuclear), Kent Paschke, Bob Hirosky, Joe Poon (condensed matter), Olivier Pfister, Stefan Baessler (nuclear), Bellave Shivaram, work study at the UVa Radiology Physics Dept.

    REU Programs:

    For a complete list of REU programs, visit the National Science Foundation's site

    Considering Graduate School?

    APS's Guide to Choosing a Graduate School

    The Ohio State University's Physics GRE Review: problem sets related to all undergraduate physics topics

    Need help with coursework?

    The Feynman Lectures: mechanics, radiation, heat, electromagnetism, matter, quantum mechanics

    Michael Fowler's Notes: Galileo and Einstein, Modern Physics, Graduate Quantum Mechanics, gravity, fluids, waves, heat, misc. introductory physics topics

    MIT Open Courseware: most MIT physics courses with lecture videos, worksheets, lecture notes

    Paul's Online Math Notes: full course notes in calculus and differential equations

    Email Us:

    Faculty Advisor: Craig Group

    SPS President Emily Cubbage: erc9yg(at)virginia(dot)edu

    Sigma Pi Sigma President Rob Mina: ram2aq(at)virginia(dot)edu

    Useful Links:

    National SPS

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