The Grove City College Physics Club was established in 1962 with the goal of encouraging appreciation for physics and facilitating professional development. The Physics Club is a chapter of the national Society of Physics Students (SPS), and membership is open to students of all majors. Meetings are held biweekly and include speakers, science competitions, and other physics-related activities. Other events include attending regional and national conferences, conducting outreach events with K-12 children, and community building.
The student organization is very active, on campus and at the national level. Many students and the club advisor, Dr. DJ Wagner, have served on the SPS National Council, while Dr. Wagner served as its president from 2013-17. The Grove City College Physics Club has received numerous SPS Outstanding Chapter Awards, and Dr. Wagner was named the SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor for 2009-10.
Email the Physics Club to receive news about club events. There is no membership fee.
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is the national organization for physics students and their mentors. The national website contains excellent resources on physics careers and outreach as well as information about scholarships and other awards. Several students at Grove City College have received SPS scholarships and travel awards.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is a federation of physical science societies which supports the operation of the Society of Physics Students. When students join SPS, they become members in two of the AIP societies, listed below. Visit any of these links for more information on professional physics associations and organizations: