Who We Are

The Tufts University Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a student run organization dedicated to serving the undergraduate physics community at Tufts. Membership is open to any Tufts student interested in physics, regardless of major. The SPS organization has over 700 chapters on campuses across the country.

“The SPS exists to help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community.”

What We Do:

-Meet once a week, during the academic year, to discuss physics, plan events and connect with other students interested in physics. Lunch is provided by the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

-Plan/organize events for the physics community at Tufts, members and incoming first year students.

-Organize physics talks (if you’re interested in giving a talk, please email your favorite SPS officer, listed below).

-Share information on undergraduate research opportunities at Tufts.

-Serve as a general liaison between undergraduates and the Department

-…Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream (‘nough said!)

“…Course work develops only one range of skills. Other skills are needed to flourish professionally including 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.  Locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, the SPS offers the opportunity for these important enrichments to the student’s experience.” (http://www.spsnational.org/about)

Come Check Us Out!:

Meetings:   Wednesdays (during the academic year) @ Noon

Location:    Department of Physics & Astronomy

Robinson Hall, Room 251 (Knipp Library)

Events – Click Here

Contact Us:


sps@Tufts.edu or tufts.sps@gmail.com

2013-14 President: Joe Carroll

2013-14 Vice President: Noah Kurinsky

2013-14 Press Officer: Matt Cardiarelli

2013-14 Event Coordinator: Julia Fowler