In 2006, The National Office of the Society of Physics Students named Augsburg’s Society of Physics Students an “outstanding chapter.” The award recognized the chapter’s involvement within the Augsburg community and the scientific community as a whole.
Thirty-six declared physics majors were a part of Augsburg’s chapter of SPS during the academic year of 2004-2005. The award recognized the involvement of those students. “The study and research of physics really is a community effort,” said Emily Beauvais, president of Augsburg’s chapter of SPS. “SPS offers a great community for physics students to get together and discuss what is going on in the field.”
SPS has over 700 chapters and 4,500 members nationwide. Augsburg’s chapter is one of fewer than ten percent of chapters honored with the award, that is, about one chapter per state.