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U SPS Group Named Outstanding Chapter

SPS Officers
Standing (left to right): Emily Duffield, Outreach Coordinator; Isaiah Gray, Webmaster; Charles Brown, President; Blake Antos, Membership Coordinator; Alex Card, Treasurer; Dan Cronin-Hennessy, Faculty Advisor. Seated (left to right): Alex Codoreanu, Communications Officer; Chris Nolting, Secretary; Michael Hepler, Vice President
Alex Schumann
                                                       

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) at the School of Physics and Astronomy was named an "Outstanding Chapter" by the national organization. Fewer than 10% of SPS chapters nationwide are given the honor. The group will receive a certificate for display and will be featured in the magazine, The SPS Observer. Among the accomplishments cited by the national organization were recruiting efforts, and outreach programs such as the The Mystery Science Room, the group puts on every year at the College of Science and Engineering's Family Fun Day.

When asked about the honor, Chapter President, Charles Brown said, "It is a huge accomplishment of the physics students. Our chapter is comprised of brilliant, creative and passionate students who receive invaluable support from both the School and the University itself. This recognition foreshadows a bright future for the U of M SPS Chapter, in terms of how well we support our members and the lasting impact we wish to have on society."

More information at http://sps.physics.umn.edu