Student Organizations


The Society of Physics Students is a professional association explicitly designed for students. Membership, through collegiate chapters, is open to anyone interested in physics. The only requirement for membership is that you be interested in physics. Besides physics majors, our members include majors in chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, medicine, and other fields.

Within SPS is housed Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, which elects members on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. This unique two-in-one society operates within the American Institute of Physics, an umbrella organization for ten other professional science societies.


SPIE is an international membership society, serving scientists and engineers in industry, academia, and government, as well as companies producing leading-edge products. SPIE constituents work in a wide variety of fields that utilize some aspect of optics and photonics, which is the science and application of light.


Skepticsclub is Charlotte-based, interdisciplinary organization of faculty, students, staff, and anyone else who wishes to join and discuss philosophy, history, science, literature, and the academic literacy of society at large. The group meets approximately once or twice a month in person for food/drink/discussion, and daily via the Skepticsclub Google Group. To request access, visit the Group Website , or email