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Dillard’s SPS Chapter Recognized as 2022-23 Distinguished Chapter

NEW ORLEANS, LA December 19, 2023 – Dillard University’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) Chapter has achieved the esteemed title of a 2022-23 Distinguished Chapter by the National Council, a recognition earned by only a handful of chapters out of 890 physics departments across the nation.

The chapter’s success was attributed to its active participation in professional meetings, including local, zone, and national SPS gatherings, and engagement in SPS programs. Additionally, their outreach efforts aimed at grades K-12 and the broader public have fostered a passion for physics and science.

Moreover, the chapter’s commitment to community service and its role in student recruitment and retention have significantly contributed to the growth of the physics enthusiast community. Their dynamic participation in social events has further strengthened the sense of belonging among members.

Presidential Professor Dr. Abdalla Darwish expressed his appreciation, stating, “This is a very prestigious award, a handful of chapters get this award out of 890 physics departments in the country.”

Dillard University celebrates this significant achievement and looks forward to the ongoing contributions of the SPS Chapter in advancing physics education and outreach.

About the Society of Physics Students (SPS)

SPS is a professional association designed for students and advisers with a passion for physics. Membership is open to all, including those from diverse fields. SPS operates alongside Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, and falls under the American Institute of Physics, a consortium of professional science societies.

Discover more about SPS and its mission to nurture the next generation of physicists and leaders.

About Dillard University: 

Dillard University is a historically Black institution that cultivates leaders who live ethically, think and communicate precisely, and act courageously to make the world a better place. Located in New Orleans, Dillard is a private faith-based liberal arts university that offers 22 majors and two certificate programs. Ranked 5th on 2021 The New York Times Overall Mobility Index and 14th in 2022 by Academic Influence for Best Colleges and Universities by Academic Stewardship, Dillard’s call to future leaders is to Write Your Legacy. Find out more about Louisiana’s oldest HBCU by visiting www.dillard.edu.

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