Society of Physics Students Honored
MELBOURNE, FLA. — For the third consecutive year, the Florida Institute of Technology chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was selected as an
Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2005-2006 school year. The SPS is the student organization of the American Physical Society.
Less than 10 percent of the SPS chapters nationwide are chosen, or an average of one per state. Christine Gabrielse, a senior in the Department of Physics
and Space Sciences, is current chapter president.
Dr. Marcus Hohlmann, assistant professor of physics and space sciences, is Florida Tech’s SPS advisor. “This year our chapter was one of three chosen out
of 59 chapters in the Southeast Zone,” said Hohlmann.
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.
Florida Tech offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in physics and a bachelor’s degree in pre-professional physics.