Student Organizations

PHYSAB (Physics Student Advisory Board)

PhySAB represents the Physics student body and advises department administrators. The advisory board changes every year and has representatives for each class.

President: Sarah Habib
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2016 - 2017 members of PhySAB
2016 - 2017 members of PhySAB

PI (Physics International)

Physics International’s mission is to foster community among the international physics students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; to help international physics students adapt to their new cultural settings; and to direct international physics students to resources and such opportunities as research positions and internships—all while delving into everything physics.

President: Sohm Apte
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2016 - 2017 members of PI
2016 - 2017 members of PI
 

SUPS (Society for Underrepresented Physics Students)

SUPS is a community whose goal is to empower underrepresented minority students in physics, and educate all students about racial, religious, gender, and sexuality biases in physics and at large.

Presidents: Carla Stelsel and Amy Wu
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2017 - 2018 SUPS, image credit Grace Sun
2017 - 2018 SUPS, image credit Grace Sun

SWIP (Society for Women In Physics)

The goal of the Society for Women in Physics (SWIP) is to support women in physics and provide a social and professional network among the female students in the physics department. All majors and genders are welcome!

President: Camille Farruggio
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SPS (Society of Physics Students, Illinois Chapter)

President: Jacquelyn Schmidt
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2013 - 2014
2013 - 2014
2012 - 2013
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Physics Van

Coordinators: Spencer Hulsey and Will Helgren
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2014 - 2015
2014 - 2015
2012 - 2013
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2011
2010 - 2011
2009 - 2010
2009 - 2010

GPS (Guidance for Physics Students)

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: Angela Chen, Brianne Gutmann, Eli Chertkov, Gloria Lee, Karmela Padavic, Luis Miguel de Jesús Astacio, and Will Morong
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2017 - 2018
2017 - 2018
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2015 - 2016
2015 - 2016