The University of Kentucky Society of Physics Students (UK SPS) chapter is a professional and social organization for Physics majors and minors, as well as students with a general interest in physics. Each semester we host interactive presentations known as Cosmic Lunches, where professors speak about their research and provide students with the opportunity to interact outside of a traditional classroom setting. SPS also hosts an open lab day to promote education and interest in physics, and showcase the diversity of research occuring here in the Physics & Astronomy Department! In the past, we have put together group trips to local science events and physics laboratories.
To contact any of your SPS leadership, email them here!
2020 - Outstanding Chapter Award
2019 - Outstanding Chapter Award
2019 - Chapter Research Award: Building a Tiny Titan supercomputer
2018 - Outstanding Chapter Award
1993 - Outstanding Chapter Award
Events on campus are always announced at least two days in advance, free to attend, and we welcome all ages! For events off campus, contact an SPS officer for more information.
Tiny Titan Award Acceptance and Unboxing
Open Lab Day 2018
Oak Ridge Trip 2017
Open lab day 2017
Meet Big Blue, the Van de Graaff accelerator that lives under the silo outside of Chem-Phys! During open lab day, we toured several labs, including UKAL.
Oak Ridge Group Trip 2014
Oak Ridge Group Trip 2012
Fermilab Group Trip 2011
Jefferson National Labs Group Trip 2010