MELBOURNE, FLA. — For the fourth consecutive year (2006-2007) the Florida Institute of Technology chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was
selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter. The SPS is the student organization of the American Physical Society.
Less than 10 percent of the SPS chapters are chosen from 700 chapters nationwide. Christine Gabrielse and Jenni Kissinger were chapter officers during this
time. Both are now graduate students at UCLA.
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, 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 engage in undergraduate research.
Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in physics and a bachelor’s degree in pre-professional physics.