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We are the DePaul Chapter of the Society of Physics Students. A student led group of physics students and enthusiasts.
Academic/Pre-Professional Undergraduate Student Organizations
All student organizations are required to have and maintain an advisor to be considered a registered student organization. Please provide the full name of your intended advisor.
What is your organization's purpose/mission?
SPS's mission is to promote and provide opportunities within the physics community. We hope to develop practical and professional skills that can be used in physics primarily, but also a number of other fields such as engineering, materials science, and computer science. Along with developing these skills, we promote a community for people with similar interests to converse and develop long-term friendships.
How does your organization live out the mission of DePaul?
This mission statement embodies the principal purposes of DePaul University. As such it is the nexus between past, present and future; the criterion against which plans are formulated and major decisions made; the bond which unites faculty, students, staff, alumni, and trustees as an academic community. As a university, DePaul pursues the preservation, enrichment, and transmission of knowledge and culture across a broad scope of academic disciplines. It treasures its deep roots in the wisdom nourished in Catholic universities from medieval times. The principal distinguishing marks of the university are its Catholic, Vincentian, and urban character.
The missions of DePaul and SPS pursue the same goals. SPS provides a medium of exchange between experienced upperclassmen and newcomers to physics where academic knowledge, practical professional skills, and enthusiasm for science are all shared. In line with Vincentian values, the SPS community is open to all students with an interest in physics or science, encourages participation of individuals with diverse backgrounds and those in different disciplines, and strives to foster a community based upon shared learning and service. Finally, SPS takes advantage of DePaul’s unique urban character by visiting many of the scientific resources in Chicago such as Argonne National Laboratory and the Adler Planetarium, attending guest lectures at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago, and participating in Chicago area research symposiums such as CAURS. Through these activities, SPS has developed a network of friends and colleagues between our many students, faculty, and alumni.
Please list the main events/programming that your organization is known for on campus. If you are registering a new student organization, please list the main events/programming that your organization is planning to bring to campus.
Denver APS physics trip
Trip to Florida for last launch of shuttle
Construction of radio telescope
Construction of 3D - printer
Pie a Professor event
Chicago Area SPS Game Night