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Student Involvement and Employment

Student clubs and organizations are a great way to make friends, build connections on campus, and gain leadership skills outside of the classroom. Working as a teaching or learning assistant builds your academic and learning skills, and developes great relationships with your professors and fellow students. Check out the many opportunities to get involved within our department and across campus.


Student Clubs and Organizations

Meet with fellow students, work on homework and get help, and join activities!


Society of Physics Students

Send us a message through Campus Connect or come to our meetings!

Meetings for spring 2021 are: The 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month 


We gather to share ideas, stories, and accomplishments. We aim to form a positive and productive community in the Physics department for students to utilize as a professional resource and a group of friends.

Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee

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. 


Due to COVID-19 precautions, we have canceled all in-person star parties and outreach activities until further notice.

Please continue to follow us on Facebook and YouTube for online astronomy content.
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Science in the Parks

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. 

in-STEM provides diverse students a supportive community to foster academic success, professional development, and community outreach. 

STEM Outreach Volunteer Program

The STEM Outreach Volunteer Program organizes and runs STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs in schools in the Salt Lake area. 
 Bennion Community Service Center
Our mission is to inspire and mobilize people to strengthen communities through learning, scholarship, and advocacy. Whether you have a few minutes in between classes, an occasional hour on a Saturday morning, or time to engage every week, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved.

University Student Organizations

 If there is something you enjoy, there is a club for it. Check out Campus Connect to find a group or club that fits your interests!

Undergrad Assistant Opportunities

Teaching Assistants (TA)

Applications for Summer and Fall TA positions will be posted soon! 

Learning Assistant Program

Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduates who facilitate small-group interaction in our large-enrollment courses. Questions? Please reach out to


LAs help transform large-enrollment courses by creating environments in which students can interact with one another, engage in collaborative problem solving, articulate and defend their ideas, and explicitly discuss the nature of science.   

LAs must have room in their schedule to lead their assigned lab sections (at least two), attend the associated class lectures, and enroll in a SCI-5050, (The Science of Learning), course. Additional hours may be spent doing prep work for the lab, holding office hours and attending team meetings with the course instructor.  



To access the LA application, please click the link below:

Apply here!


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.
Last Updated: 2/19/21