Who We Are

We are a group of Physics and Astronomy undergraduate students at the University of Virginia dedicated to the tenants of physics education, outreach, and professional development.

 The Society of Physics Students is a national organization sponsored by the American Institute of Physics.

Check out bios of the current executive board below.

SPS 2017-2018

President: Steven Stetzler

Vice President: Andrew Coffee

Secretary/Webmaster/Web designer: Matt Walker

Outreach Chair: Pedrom Zadeh

Outreach Sub-chair: Brian Seymour

Outreach Sub-chair/2nd Year Class Representative: Jesse Han

4th Year Class Representative: Michael Worcester

Faculty Advisor: Craig Group

Sigma Pi Sigma 2017-2018

President: Gage DeZoort

Gage pic

Vice President: Bridget Andersen

The Society of Physics Students is a national organization sponsored by the American Institute of Physics. The University of Virginia chapter consists of about 25 undergraduate physics majors, other science majors, and engineering students.
Every Friday at 1pm, SPS hosts meetings featuring:
  • Guest lecturers from across the country presenting cutting-edge research
  • Laboratory tours
  • Oscilliscope enrichment sessions
  • Graduate school admission panels
  • Research opportunity seminars

Current Officers

SPS: Steven Stetzler (President), Andrew Coffee (Vice President), Victoria Kovalchuck (Treasurer), Matt Walker (Secretary & Webmaster)
Sigma Pi Sigma: Gage DeZoort (President),  Bridget Anderson (Vice President)
Disclaimer: Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not apart of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

Past Officers



President: Gage Dezoort

Vice President:  Tanner Rase

Secretary: Steven Stetzler

Treasurer:  Steven Stetzler

Sigma Pi Sigma

President: Eric Culbertson

Vice President: Adam Antoszewski



President: Emily Cubbage

Vice President: Yash Shevde

Secretary: Andrew Coffee

Treasurer: Andrew Hrusth

Sigma Pi Sigma

President: Rob Mina

Vice President: Brigid McDonald



President: Mita Timbe

Treasurer: Janet Rafner

Secretary: Janet Rafner

Sigma Pi Sigma:

President:  Michael Viray

Vice President : Janet Rafner



President:  Helen Rodgers

Vice President: Michael Viray

Treasurer: Alyssa Henderson

Secretary: Mita Tembe

Sigma Pi Sigma:

President:  Elton Ho

Vice President: Alyssa Henderson