Borer to serve on National Council

Samuel Borer, a physics and mathematics major at the University of Maine, has been selected to serve on the National Council of the Society of Physics Students. The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is an international professional association operating within the American Institute of Physics, an umbrella organization for ten other professional science societies. With the goal of shaping students into contributing members of the professional scientific community, SPS is the only physics organization specifically focused on serving undergraduates interested in physics.
The National Council is the main governing body for the Society of Physics Students and the sub-organization, Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honors Society. For the past year, Samuel has served as the President of the University of Maine’s Chapters of SPS and Sigma Pi Sigma. Under his leadership, the UMaine Chapter was able to send 8 members to PhysCon, the largest undergraduate physics conference in the world, develop relationships with local middle and high schools to promote STEM education, and host a regional physics conference on campus.
“Being involved in our local Chapter at UMaine has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my college career,” Borer says. “Everyone is so passionate and committed to excellence, it made every day an absolute joy. I hope to continue serving the Society of Physics Students at the international level and provide value to every undergraduate member.”
Borer will begin his appointment to the National Council starting June 1st