About us

Pictured: SPS officers 2017-18.
Back row: Praj, Ryan, Bohan, Jon, Stella
Front row: Julia, Tyler, Jason, Kos, Izabella

Contact Information

We’re a chapter of the national SPS organization and also part of Washington University’s Student Union. We’re here to help you all get excited about, learning about, and involved in all things physics. We also serve as a liaison between undergraduate students and the Physics Department.


Spring 2018 Leadership

Elected Administration

  • President: Stella Schindler
  • Vice President: Tyler Satchel Orden
  • Treasurer: Ryan Wahidi
  • Secretary: Jon Huster
  • Historian: Julia Cohen
  • Public relations¬†& web: Jason Tang, Kos Sarfo, Praj Keranahalli
  • Faculty advisor: Kater Murch

Outreach Committee

  • Chair: Kos Sarfo
  • Vice-Chair: Dylan Welsch
  • Jason Tang
  • Julia Cohen

Curriculum Committee

  • Chair: Austin Stover
  • Vice-chair: Royce Dong
  • Biophysics: Garrett Ott (chair), Kos Sarfo, Praj Keranahalli, Royce Dong
  • Astrophysics: Austin Stover (chair), Jason Tang
  • Mathematical Physics: Dylan Welsch, Scott Hershberger (math club)

Fall 2017 Leadership
President: Stella Schindler
Vice President: Tyler Satchel Orden
Treasurer: Ryan Wahidi
Secretary: Jon Huster
Historian: Julia Cohen
Public Relations and Web: Jason Tang and Kos Sarfo, Bohan Lu
Member-at-large: Prajwal Keranahalli
Faculty advisors: Mairin Hynes and Kater Murch


2017-2018 Undergraduate Representatives,
Physics Department Workplace Climate and Diversity Committee
Stella Schindler
Izabella Pastrana


The objectives of the Society of Physics Students shall be to:

  1. Encourage and assist students interested in physics to develop the knowledge, competence, enthusiasm, and social responsibility that are essential to the advancement of physics
  2. Stimulate interest in advanced study and research in physics
  3. Develop collegiality among physics students and faculty members
  4. Promote public interest in physics
  5. Provide liaison between students and the member societies of the American Institute of Physics
  6. Recognize high scholarship and potential achievement in physics among outstanding students by means of Sigma Pi Sigma membership

 

Washington University SPS