The purpose of the Outstanding Society of Physics Students Chapter Advisor Award is to recognize annually
an Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor. A truly successful SPS chapter requires leadership, organization, a broad
spectrum of activities, and enthusiastic student participation. An outstanding Chapter Advisor provides the
stimulus for such success.
The award will consist of a citation of the recipient’s distinctive service. In addition, an award of $5,000 will be
given. The distribution will be as follows: 60% to the Chapter Advisor, 20% to the recipient’s chapter, and 20%
to the recipient’s institution.
BASIS OF SELECTION
In determining the recipient of the award, the Outstanding SPS Chapter Advisor Award Committee shall consider the
leadership, student leadership development, support, and encouragement provided by the Chapter Advisor to enable
the SPS chapter to have a successful program. The determination will not be based solely on the program of the SPS
chapter but will be based on the contributions of the Chapter Advisor to the program. The Committee may consider
other sources of information about the SPS Chapter Advisor in addition to the letters of nomination submitted.
All SPS Chapter Advisors are eligible for nomination for the award provided their chapter has received an
Outstanding Chapter Award within the preceding two years during their tenure as SPS Chapter Advisor.
In order to receive an Outstanding Chapter Award, a chapter must have submitted an annual report.
Letters of nomination may be submitted by any faculty member or any SPS member. Letters of nomination must
provide reasons why the nominee should be selected for the award, must cite specific contributions by the nominee,
and must be accompanied by detailed biographic data concerning the nominee. It is suggested that at least two
letters of recommendation, one from a faculty member and one from a student, be submitted for each nominee.
Letters of recommendation, and all supporting materials