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.

2017-18 Leadership
President: Stella Schindler
Vice President: Tyler Satchel Orden
Treasurer: Ryan Wahidi
Secretary: Jon Huster
Historian: Julia Cohen
Public Relations: Jason Tang and Kos Sarfo
Webmaster: 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