Service & Outreach
Our faculty are actively involved in a large number of service
and outreach programs. A few of these are listed below.
Society of Physics Students
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) 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 the SPS, Sigma Pi Sigma, a nationally recognized scholastic honor society, elects members on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. This two-in-one Society operates within the American Institute of Physics (AIP).
- American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT)
- The AAPT was established in 1930 with the fundamental goal of ensuring the dissemination
of knowledge of physics, particularly by way of teaching.
- ISPP (Illinois State Physics Project)
- ISPP os a loose organization of High School, College, and University Physics
Teachers in the Chicago Area who meet once a month at a host school to discuss teaching
methods, lecture demonstrations and teaching techniques, and anything of interest
in the area of Physics.
- MSTQE (Middle School Teacher Quality Enhancement)
- Northeastern Illinois University, Truman College and Wright College have designed a pilot program in mathematics and science for students in elementary education who seek an endorsement to teach mathematics at the middle school level.
- Science Fair Central
Science Fair Central was created in 1995 through the cooperation of CPS and NEIU faculty
with the goal of assisting students & teachers in the CPS in selecting and performing their
science fair projects. Each year NEIU hosts up to 400 on-site
participants, several dozen students & teachers who communicate with
member(s) of the staff regarding details of the various projects, and up
to (about) a dozen students each year who do their science fair
experiments with the direct supervision of a member of the NEIU SFC staff
(NEIU faculty/staff/students). Those students who attend SFC, and in
particular those who consult or work with NEIU faculty staff perform
exceptionally well in the various stages of Science Fair, including being
winners at the school, regional, city, state, and even international,
levels. These students win various prizes & scholarships as a result of
their participation in Science Fair.
- NEIU: Physics: Service and Outreach -