How do I get involved?
Department sponsored organizations
The Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee (USAC) advises the Department of Physics & Astronomy in matters concerning undergraduate students. This includes things like course evaluations, tenure reviews for professors, and social activities.
There are several opportunities in the community to show why science is so amazing! Check out the link above to find an opportunity that is right for you.
Other Related Organizations
in-STEM provides diverse students a supportive community to foster academic success, professional development, and community outreach.
Science in the Parks is a science outreach program for children of all ages in the Salt Lake City (SLC) area. The program will be held over the summer, where science activities will be demonstrated and available for children to observe and interact with.
The STEM Outreach Volunteer Program organizes and runs STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs in schools in the Salt Lake area.
Why should I get involved?
- It helps round out your university experience. You are more than just a scientist- you have interests beyond the classroom. Getting involved helps you explore new things in a unique setting of a university.
- It looks great on job and graduate school applications. Employers are often looking for more than just technical skills you learn with your degree. They look for communication skills, leadership, and other "soft" skills that come with being involved with an organization.
- It connects you to faculty, mentors, and people within the department and on campus. Want to make friends in the department? Want an inside scoop on what is happening in the department? Want to get to know faculty better? Join a club or organization. You never know when that connection could lead to letters of recommendation, future internships or jobs, or lifelong friendships down the road.
- It helps maintain sanity! Find a group of people you connect with to help balance out the workload and stress of school. Clubs and groups give you an outlet to do something outside of your studies.