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phys club

The Society of Physics Students provides a forum for the discussion of pertinent facts and discoveries in all branches of physics, allows students the opportunity to engage in activities related to physics, and generates public interest in the physical sciences.


The Marquette University Chapter of the Society of Physics (SPS) students engages in a variety of fun activities to promote physics. These include movie nights, journal clubs, outreach events with local schools, star nights, trebuchet launches, rocket building competitions, travel and more!

They have won several Marsh White awards to build demonstration equipmenm, and Outstanding Chapter awards from the National SPS organization.

In January 2014, the Physics club demonstrated the physics of paper airplanes at a local grade school! Check it out: Physics Club Outreach Event: The Physics of Paper Airplanes

In November of 2012, several SPS members traveled to Orlando for the Quadrennial Physics Congress. Check out the award-winning article "The Need for Science Outreach in the Community" they wrote about their experience!

Meetings are currently held on Thursdays at 3:15PM in WW PHYSICS Room 370. Anyone with an interest in physics is invited to attend. You can learn more, or contact the club at the MU Involvement Link.

Members of the Women of Physics

This organization works to foster camaraderie among women physics majors and those with interest in physics at Marquette, to network with both women alumni and prospective students, to partake in outreach within the local community, and to host women speakers in physics every year. 


The Women in Physics group is engaged in promoting physics and in discovering the career opportunities the degree offers. They have hosted a variety of speakers, reached out to alumni, participated in outreach events with young women, and fostered camaraderie with fun events like bowling.

Check out their outreach event from Spring 2014: Women in Physics Club: The Lifecycle of a Butterfly

Meetings are currently held on Thursday evenings 5:00PM in WW PHYSICS Room 370. Anyone with an interest in physics is invited to participate. You can learn more and contact the club through the MU Involvement Link.




Physics Department Mission Statement

The Physics Department is committed to excellence in undergraduate physics education and embraces the Ignation ideal of cura personalis, or "care for the whole person." The Department is a community of faculty, staff and students: Faculty advance the frontiers of physics in both research and education, staff contribute their expertise in facilitating all endeavors of the department, and students participate in learning and scholarship with the guidance of the faculty.