Student Organizations

Physics Club
The Physics Club is the local chapter of the Society for Physics Students (SPS). All students are welcome to join the Physics Club and take part in their activities. For more information about the Physics Club and for a calendar of their activities, please visit their website or contact the president of the physics club.

Physics Club Webpage

Sigma Pi Sigma
Founded in 1921, Sigma Pi Sigma (the Honors Society for physics majors) was created to recognize and honor outstanding Physics students, encourage community service amongst Physics students, stimulate a community interest in Physics, and create a fellowship of highly achieving Physics students. The Mizzou chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma was founded in the Spring of 2011.

For additional information on the Sigma Pi Sigma honors society, you may visit the national site or contact the current president of the local Sigma Pi Sigma.

Sigma Pi Sigma Webpage

Student Astronomical Sciety
The Student Astronomical Society (SAS) is an organization designed for any Mizzou student interested in expanding their knowledge about the universe and all it encompasses. The SAS meets the second Wednesday of each month. Every meeting includes a guest speaker, snacks, and observing in Laws Observatory on the roof of the Physics Building. We also team up with the CMAA (Central Missouri Astronomical Association) for meteor shower observing events, Rockbridge Planetarium visits, and more! Learning about astronomy can open your mind and make you more aware of all the incredible things around you. Our organization can provide you with these opportunities, as well as a great place to meet new people! The Astronomy Club does not discriminate based on major or year in school—we invite any Mizzou student to join! For more information, contact the president of SAS: Amber Sheppard, afsz82@mail.missouri.edu.

2011: First Mizzou chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma students.

2011: First Mizzou chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma students.

Lucas Miller, president of Sigma Pi Sigma, at the induction ceremony in April 2012

Lucas Miller, president of Sigma Pi Sigma, at the induction ceremony in April 2012

New inductees in Sigma Pi Sigma, 2012

New inductees in Sigma Pi Sigma, 2012