Ohio University

Physics & Astronomy Student Organizations

Dr. Joseph Shields at Society of Physics Students meeting.
Dr. Joseph Shields at Society of Physics Students meeting.

Opportunities for Students to Get Involved

Women in Physics & Astronomy

WIPHA is a forum for women in physics and astronomy at all levels: professors, graduate and undergraduate students. Participants discuss their unique experiences as women studying and teaching science, in addition to providing a comfortable and friendly environment for those seeking help (that their collective wisdom provides!) on career development, growth and opportunities in our chosen fields.

Want to join? Women...faculty, postdocs, graduate students, undergraduate students in the Physics & Astronomy Department . Women from the department are added to a mailing list at the beginning of each academic year, from then they should start receiving information and invitation to meetings. To be added to the list, contact Dr. Julie Roche.

Society of Physics Students

The Ohio University Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) meets every Tuesday from noon to 1 p.m., in the Common Room in Clippinger Hall (Room 254) during the academic year. SPS welcomes undergraduate students from all physics-related departments and majors, including astronomy, science education, engineering, and other sciences.

Most meetings feature a guest speaker from the Ohio University faculty or another institution. Pizza and drinks are provided. SPS members participate throughout the year in departmental activities, community outreach, university research, and travel. Students may also be inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma National Physics Honor Society.

For more information about SPS, contact the adviser, Dr. Gang Chen, join our Facebook page, Ohio University SPS or join the group on a Tuesday at lunch.