Graduate Student Organizations


PGSA is active throughout the academic year. PGSA runs a variety of social and academic activities for our graduate students, including Physics Phridays Ice Cream Socials, brown-bag lunches with faculty members, a biweekly movie night, a physics graduate student colloquium, a PGSA picnic each semester, a barbecue for incoming students at the beginning of the year, and a basketball tournament. The PGSA also sponsors a department softball team, the “Wild Bohrs,”which plays in a Champaign-Urbana city league.

Coordinators: Dmitry Manning-Coe, Danielle Woods, and Matthew Thibodeau
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Members of the Wild Bohr's Softball Team 2014
Members of the Wild Bohr's Softball Team 2014
First PGSA Basketball Tournament August 2012
First PGSA Basketball Tournament August 2012
Grad student picnic 2012
Grad student picnic 2012
GPS 2016
GPS 2016


We are a student group dedicated to fostering a diverse, open, and scientifically-minded community within the graduate and undergraduate physics students at the University of Illinois. Among the activities we run to promote those goals are graduate-undergraduate mentoring, a yearly retreat, and periodic social activities.

Coordinators: DevynShafer, MayishaNakib, Luis De Jesus Astacio, and PreethaSarkar
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2015 - 2016

2016 - 2017

2017 - 2018 GPS members

Graduate Admissions Contact

S Lance Cooper

Lance Cooper
Associate Head for Graduate Programs
227 Loomis Laboratory
(217) 333-3645

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