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Society of Physics Students

The University of Dayton chapter of the Society of Physics Students is an active and outstanding club of students. With over 40 members and students from a variety of majors, students meet monthly to plan events including physics related activities, fund raising, service projects and social events. The group elects their own officers and is mentored by Dr. Jay Mathews. The group's activities are designed with the goal of building an on-campus community with a mutual interest in physics.

A Note from Peter Hadchiti, 2019-20 SPS President

Although our club is comprised mostly of physicists, we have members from all different majors including engineering, biology, and even business. Throughout the school year, our SPS chapter tries to spread our love for science with the Dayton community by sending volunteers to do science demonstrations at local elementary schools, science fairs and even other UD student organizations such as College Mentors for Kids. 

When we aren't busy volunteering to do community outreach,  we host a number of social events throughout the year, such as field trips to science labs, amusement parks and murder mystery potluck dinners. We recently planned a very special field trip to PhysCon, a national physics convention that only takes place once every four years. There, our students had the opportunity to meet and talk to some of the many Nobel Prize winning scientists that are invited to give talks at the event.

Physics in the News
Sciences 03.23.18
'Distinguished' Physics Students

The National Society of Physics Students named the University of Dayton's chapter a distinguished chapter for the 2016-17 academic year, for its involvement in local, regional and national Society of Physics Students meetings and events. This comes on the heels of the national organization bestowing "outstanding" and "distinguished" designations on the UD chapter in 2015-16 and 2014-15, respectively.

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Department of Physics

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2314
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