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Society of Physics Students

About Us

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 reach us, stop by CP171, check out our Canvas page, or message us on Facebook

Current Officers

To contact any of your SPS leadership, email them here!

Past Awards

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

Past Events

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