The Gettysburg College Society of
Physics Students is open to everyone who is interested in physics,
astronomy, and/or how things work. SPS at Gettysburg College seeks to
enhance the education of all its students, to entertain and motivate, as well as to offer a forum for the
contributions that students make to the scientific community and to society. Come join
SPS works to bring guest speakers to campus, to
discuss current and continuing areas of interest; organizes visits to such
places as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the
NASA Goddard Space Flight
Center; and serves as a place
for students and faculty to come together informally to exchange ideas, get
to know one another, and have some fun.
The Physics Department also maintains a
Research Opportunities, as well as a page on some Some Interesting Websites on physics and astronomy topics and employment, and
the National Office of the Society of Physics Students has a Job
Resource website that you may find of interest (particularly
if you are a senior); it promises to help you "post your
resume and...match you with cool jobs. Search
for jobs from over 1,000 of the top companies."
Research Center (SRC) of
the American Institute of Physics conducts extensive research on
undergraduate and graduate physics programs in the United States.
One of the Institute's primary activities is to publish reliable
information on the characteristics and evolving trends including employment
data, of the
physics/astronomy communities. The information is timely and
informative - check it out!
Interested in astronomy? Get involved in the Asteroid
Patrol or speak with
about our Observatory, NURO, and/or Friends of
to G'burg students), and Ian Clarke about Hatter
The Gettysburg College Musselman Library
maintains a website of physics research guides and there are many sites with information about
employment opportunities for physicists; below are just a few that may help
(we can't guarantee any of these, of course, and if you find some that we
list are not good, let us know; if you find others that are good,
let us know that, too).
Monster Job Search
USAJobs is the
Federal Government's web site for open positions. Make sure you
follow the "professional" and "entry level
professional" links. Many jobs are posted here and updated daily.
And again, the American Institute of Physics is an excellent site: news, bulletins and a neat
little job bank.
seeks to assist students in finding
what kinds of jobs are available for their particular skill sets and/or
Applications International Corporation is a placement service.
And some more websites that may
be of interest:
Careers Using Physics
Physics Jobs Online
Careers in Science and Engineering
The American Astronomical Society
Technicians from the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Physicists and Astronomers from
the Occupational Outlook Handbook
Teacher-Postsecondary from the
Occupational Outlook Handbook
If you have any questions, comments or
suggestions, please contact an officer or Dr. Strickland.
Society of Physics Students
Campus Box 405
Gettysburg, PA. 17325