Society of Physics Students
What to Expect
The SPS exists to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community, as well as aid in students navigating the physics curriculum. Course work develops only one range of skills. Other skills needed to flourish professionally include effective communication and personal interactions, leadership experience, establishing a personal network of contacts, presenting scholarly work in professional meetings and journals, and outreach services to the campus and local communities. We also acknowledge that it is not easy to complete a physics degree. As such, our members who are in their junior and senior years make sure to take time to help newer students both cope with the stress of classes and learn what they should be learning from their courses. Even for members who are not physics majors, this club is a way to participate in physics outreach around Columbia and keep up to date with events going on within the physics community.
Registered Student Organization (RSO): student organizations that are independent legal entities from the University, have no delegated authority from the University, and do not perform functions on behalf of the university.