Student Organizations

Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students is a social and an academic club that invites anyone with an interest in physics, maths, or science in general. Being a Physics major is not a requirement to join this club. Our weekly meetings may include a healthy mix of socialization with other club members, faculty, and persons of interest, such as Nobel laureates, help with homework, captivating lectures with professors and other guests, advice by graduate students and professors, and a healthy amount of tomfoolery that naturally occurs when people begin to discuss physics.

Graduate Association of Physicists

The Graduate Association of Physicists (GAP) is a new graduate student organization in the Georgia Tech School of Physics that aims to provide career development opportunities to physics PhD students, particularly those expecting to leave academia after graduating. Our plans include bringing in speakers who earned Ph.D.s in physics and ended up outside of academia, organizing physics community outreach events, and more.

Society of Women in Physics

The Georgia Institute of Technology’s Society of Women in Physics (SWiP) encourages interest and leadership of women in physics. We spread awareness of the achievements and impact of female physicists as well as career opportunities to women of all ages through our service and outreach. We also promote and support both academic and professional development of current female physicists. SWiP strives to bring together women physicists of all career levels to establish mentoring relationships and by supporting a safe and welcoming community for women.

Astronomy Club

Promoting amateur astronomy on Tech’s campus and its neighborhood the Astronomy Club meets every week in the Howey Physics building room L3 and goes to the Georgia Tech Observatory (weather permitting). Other activities include scheduling visits to the Fernbank Planetarium, movies, solar observing, participating in local astronomy camping events, and hosting the Boy Scouts Astronomy Merit Badge Clinic. Meetings occur weekly on Monday nights at 7:30 pm, Howey Physics L3.

More organizations for College of Sciences students

Check out a handy A-Z list of more than 40 student organizations and groups, led by or affiliated with the College of Sciences.

A snapshot from the 2022 Society of Physics Students Pumpkin Drop and Society of Women In Physics Bake Sale, held around Halloween of each year.