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Davidson Society of Physics Students Chapter Wins 2014 Outstanding Chapter Award

SPS Members

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter at Davidson College has been awarded the 2014 Outstanding Chapter Award. This is the fourth consecutive year that Davidson's SPS chapter has received the award.

Criteria used to determine which SPS chapters receive this award range from the chapter's involvement in local, zone and national SPS events, outreach efforts, community service, contributions to student recruitment, social events, and relations with alumni.

Following are just a few of the activities that Davidson's SPS was involved in during 2014.

  • SPS members, Ashley Finger '14 and Max Henry, presented at the Winter AAPT Meeting in Orlando, FL. Ashley Finger '14, Jessie Barrick '14, and Sarah Friedensen '15, attended the Mid-Atlantic Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held at the University of Maryland
  • Stargazing as part of the Environmental Action Coalition's "Do it in the Dark" event
  • SPS luncheon with James Mather, Ph.D., 2006 Nobel Laureate in Physics
  • Social functions included a kickball tournament, ice cream social, and haunted Dana Science building and party
  • To see more of the chapter's accomplishments visit their website