Our Mission

Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics, to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels, to promote an attitude of service, and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. Election is a lifelong membership and includes a once-year complimentary membership in the Society of Physics Students (SPS).

Sigma Pi Sigma is an organization of the American Institute of Physics, and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Founded in 1921, there are more than 90,000 historical members. 

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Cover photo Fall 2017 Radiations Fall 2017

SPS Member and former SPS Intern, Samantha Spytek. Samantha graduated from Virginia Tech in 2017 with a BA in Physics. She is continuing in Virginia Tech’s Secondary Science Education Program with plans to earn an M.Ed. with licensure in Physics. Samantha is excited to begin her career teaching high school physics. Photo credit: Susan Haymore.

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Spotlight on Hidden Physicists

Like research, filmmaking is an incredibly collaborative effort involving many people. Knowing how to work with others to achieve a single goal is something I learned while being a part of physics collaborations. The ultimate goal is different, but the ins and outs of managing and connecting with people are very much the same.

Ian Harnarine

Filmmaker and Adjunct Faculty

New York University