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Society of Physics Students

Society of Physics Students (SPS) at Jacksonville University is a vibrant organization which meets regularly to foster a sense of community among the students who are interested in physics and organize various physics related activities that are exciting to a larger audience. It is a local chapter of national Society of Physics Students.

Membership to the Jacksonville University Society of Physics Students is open to all individuals interested in physics. Besides physics majors, the members of our chapter include majors in chemistry, engineering, computer science, mathematics, biology, and others.

Current SPS officers at JU for the 2018/2019 academic year are:

  • President: Sergio Aponte (E-mail:
  • Vice President: Courtney Purcell
  • Treasurer: Alvaro Sanchez
  • Secretary: Kenneth Huffman

You can learn more about SPS on Facebook and DolphinLink.

Sigma Pi Sigma

Sigma Pi Sigma is a national honor society, within the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Chapter, to honor their outstanding scholarship in physics. The honor society was founded in 1921. Jacksonville University Department of Physics has been nominating its students for Sigma Pi Sigma membership since 1970. Election to Sigma Pi Sigma is a lifetime membership. Membership in Sigma Pi Sigma honor society is based upon character and academic and professional attainments, and is not restricted to physics majors.

Minimum requirements for getting nomination for Sigma Pi Sigma membership from Jacksonville University is as follows:

  1. Completed at least three semesters of full-time college work.
  2. Completed at least three semester of courses in physics, each of at least three credit hours, which may be credited toward a physics major.
  3. Must be in upper one third of their college class.
  4. Must have attained at least 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 system for physics courses and at least 3.0 grade point average on a 4.0 system for cumulative course grades in all courses.
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Merritt Penticoff 132A
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Telephone number

(904) 256-7300