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: Josephine Melia
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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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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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2016-2017 members of SWIP
2016–2017 members of SWIP
2015-2016 members of SWIP
2015–2016
2014-2015 members of SWIP
2014–2015
2013-2014 members of the Society of Women in Physics
2013–2014
2012-2013 members of the Society of Women in Physics
2012–2013
2011-2012 members of the Society of Women in Physics
2011–2012
2010-2011 members of the Society of Women in Physics
2010–2011
2009-2010 members of the Society of Women in Physics
2009–2010

SPS (Society of Physics Students, Illinois Chapter)

President: Jacquelyn Schmidt
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2017-2018 members of SPS @ Illinois
2016–2017 members of SPS @ Illinois
2016-2017 members of SPS @ Illinois
2016–2017
2015-2016 members of SPS @ Illinois
2015–2016
2013-2014 members of SPS @ Illinois
2013–2014
2012-2013 members of Physics Society
2012–2013
2011-2012 members of Physics Society
2011-2012
2010-2011 members of Physics Society
2010–2011
2009-2010 members of Physics Society
2009–2010

Physics Van

Coordinators: Spencer Hulsey and Will Helgren
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2014-2015 members of the Physics Van Crew
2014–2015 members of the Physics Van
2012-2013 members of the Physics Van Crew
2012–2013
2011-2012 members of the Physics Van Crew
2011–2012
2010-2011 members of the Physics Van Crew
2010–2011
2009-2010 members of the Physics Van Crew
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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GPS group photo 2017-2018
2017–2018
GPS group photo 2016-2017
2016–2017
GPS group photo 2015-2016
2015–2016