– The Florida Institute of Technology chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2004-2005 school
year. Less than 10 percent of the SPS chapters nationwide are selected, or about one per state. Dr. Rong-sheng Jin, associate professor of physics and
space sciences, is Florida Tech’s SPS advisor.
The selection is based on the depth and breadth of SPS activities conducted by a chapter. This includes such areas as physics research, public science
outreach, physics tutoring programs, and hosting and representation at physics meetings and providing social interaction for chapter members.
In an SPS chapter, people of common interest in physics come together to enrich their experience in this field and contribute to the community. Members
also become involved in undergraduate research. In May 2005, Florida Tech members participated in the nationwide university competition, Lunar In-Situ
Resource Utilization (ISRU), hosted by NASA. The team competed at Kennedy Space Center against three other finalists.
Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in physics and a bachelor’s degree in pre-professional