The Augusta University chapter of the Society of Physics Students has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS national office following the chapter’s submission for the academic year 2021-22. This marks the third time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top-tier student-led physical sciences organization, a designation given to fewer than 10 percent of all SPS chapters of colleges and universities in the United States and internationally.
The SPS chapter at Augusta University was led at the time by student officers Drew Vincent, Garret Zills, Dean Meyer and Nate Poole. Josefa Gurerrero-Millan, PhD, is the advisor for the organization.
“This recognition is a high honor for Augusta University. I hope our SPS chapter continues to foster a thriving physics community at Augusta University,” said Vincent.
The SPS is a professional association designed for students and membership is open to anyone interested in physics and related fields.
Chapters are evaluated on their level of interaction with the campus community, the professional physics community, the public and with the SPS national programs. The Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes high levels of outreach as well as unique approaches to fulfilling the mission of SPS to “help students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community.”
The Augusta University chapter was recognized for its efforts in organizing seminars from various disciplines, promoting engagements within the physics department and presenting at conferences including the American Physical Society March Meeting.