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Physics for All

We are the Society of Physics Students at the beautiful UCSC campus.
Take a look around and if you have any questions, feel free to contact us.
Our meetings for Winter 2021 are Thursdays 5-6pm in zoomland.

About Us

Our Beliefs

We here at SPS believe a diverse community is essential for success.

Every member was inspired to learn more about the world around us. Whether it be by a dedicated educator or a wonderfully produced television broadcast.

Now that we’re all here, we want to support each other as well as the future generation of scientists.

Get Involved

Come to Weekly Meetings

Get to know your fellow scientists. We have meetings nearly every week on topics ranging from making a CV to having a stargazing night. Snacks and drinks are always provided.

Become an Outreach Volunteer

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up to visit local K-12 schools and inspire a curiosity for the sciences. We conduct lab demonstrations in classrooms and explain the physics behind them.

Join the Mentorship Program

It can be difficult to navigate the field of physics but there’s plenty of ways to find the right help. As a member of our mentorship program you have the chance to guide others or find a guide yourself.

Testimonials

What People Say

You won’t find better, more reliable advisors than the ones in this group.

Cristina S.

Some of the best experiences of college happens with friends met in this organization.

Micheal L.

Recent Events

  • What is condensed matter physics?
    This week we speak with Professor Art Ramirez about Condensed Matter Physics (CMP). It can be confusing to understand the subdivision under the umbrella of physics, this meeting works to demystify the work being conducted.
  • Research Fair Follow Up Workshop
    Did you attend last week’s Research Fair and want some guidance on how to follow up with the connections you made? Then you should watch SPS’s workshop for a step-by-step guide on how to join a research group, after speaking last week with physics faculty. Topics to be discussed will include how to conduct meetingsContinue reading “Research Fair Follow Up Workshop”
  • SPS Symposium
    This week we had the pleasure of hosting some of our very own undergraduate researchers to share their experiences on the topic. Three speakers talked about their path into research positions as well as the work currently being done. By talking about their own struggles, students can work to demystify the research landscape. Each ofContinue reading “SPS Symposium”

Become a Volunteer

Our volunteers visit local K-12 schools aiming to inspire students to pursue science as a study and career. Every participant learns to properly conduct demonstrations and clearly explain the fundamental laws behind them.
Contact us to learn how to get started.