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

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Vice President: Pedrom Zadeh

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Treasurer: Victoria Kovalchuk

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Secretary/Webmaster/Web designer: Matt Walker

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I am a current 4th year student and have been part of SPS since last year. I designed and managed the website for SPS, and I occasionally write emails. My research interests are in condensed matter theory, and I really enjoy studying group theory and topology in my free time. Outside of academia I enjoy cycling, running, and swimming. I also sometimes like to play drums in my basement.

 

Outreach Sub-chair: Brian Seymour

I swim with trunks and no googles. Total BK randy

 

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

I love coffee

 

4th Year Class Representative: Michael Worcester

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Outreach Sub-chair: Jillian Ticatch

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Hi! My name is Jillian and I am on the Outreach Committee. I’m from Houston, I love to sail, and my favorite song is Africa by Toto.

 

 

Faculty Advisor: Craig Group


Sigma Pi Sigma 2017-2018

President: Gage DeZoort

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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

2016-2017

SPS:

President: Gage Dezoort

Vice President:  Tanner Rase

Secretary: Steven Stetzler

Treasurer:  Steven Stetzler

Sigma Pi Sigma

President: Eric Culbertson

Vice President: Adam Antoszewski

2015-2016
SPS:

President: Emily Cubbage

Vice President: Yash Shevde

Secretary: Andrew Coffee

Treasurer: Andrew Hrusth

Sigma Pi Sigma

President: Rob Mina

Vice President: Brigid McDonald

2014-2015
SPS:

President: Mita Timbe

Treasurer: Janet Rafner

Secretary: Janet Rafner

Sigma Pi Sigma:

President:  Michael Viray

Vice President : Janet Rafner

2013-2014
SPS:

President:  Helen Rodgers

Vice President: Michael Viray

Treasurer: Alyssa Henderson

Secretary: Mita Tembe

Sigma Pi Sigma:

President:  Elton Ho

Vice President: Alyssa Henderson