Physical Sciences Student Organizations

AI Robotics Ethics Society

As technology advances at an exponential rate, it is imperative that we begin thinking about how AI will interact with and impact society at different facets of daily life. An organization open to all majors.

Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Society

A professional and social fraternity for men and women in the chemical sciences.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society

The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers.

Armenian Engineers and Scientists Association

An organization for anyone interested in Engineering and Science in the Armenian community.

Astronomy Live!

Astronomy Live! is UCLA’s astronomy outreach program run by a group of graduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Bruin Home Solutions

A group of student scientists, engineers, and entrepreneurs collaborating for a better tomorrow, making an impact–one project at a time.

Bruin Sports Analytics

A student-run sports statistics club that serves as a platform for sports research, data journalism, and machine learning applications.

Chi Epsilon Pi- AOS Society

Chi Epsilon Pi (ΧΕΠ) is a graduate student group in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at UCLA that works  to support graduate students in our department.

Collaboration in Undergraduate Research Enrichment at UCLA

CURE at UCLA aims to expose, interest, and prepare undergraduate students for an optimized and exciting research experience.

Data Science Union

The Data Science Union at UCLA is a organization whose prime aim is the further the intuitive knowledge of individuals interested in Data Science.

Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences Student Organization

Representing undergraduate and graduate students in EPSS.

Exploring Your Universe

An organization that produces a day packed with STEM outreach presentations to thousands of visitors each fall.

Organization for Cultural Diversity in Science

Working to increase visibility and promote student participation at all educational levels in the physical and life sciences through community college outreach events and a quarterly lecture series.

Queers in STEM (qSTEM)

Queer and Trans in STEM is an organization for LGBTQ+ graduate and undergraduate students in STEM fields at UCLA. The goal of the organization is to promote inclusivity and empower people who are not as comfortable being open toward their colleagues.

Science Lab Teaching Club

An outreach club within the physics and astronomy department that focuses on teaching kids science in the Los Angeles area.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)

Fostering the success of science students, postdocs and professionals by providing a forum for academic, social and community activities and services.

Society of Physics Students

An academic and social club where students interested in physics or physics-related activities come together to explore new things and have fun.

Society of Women Geoscientists

This organization encompasses students in AOS & EPSS, with some additional participation from P&A, Geography, and IoES students. The organization focuses on outreach and advocacy for women in a variety of geosciences.

Society of Women in Statistics

The Society of Women in Statistics (SWS) is a group of graduate students, faculty, and staff of the UCLA Department of Statistics that seeks to foster a sense of inclusive community, encourage additional female students and faculty to join the Department, and promote the professional advancement of its members.

Statistics Club

Social events, workshops, and guest talks for students interested in statistics and data science. Organizers of the annual ASA DataFest — the largest data hackathon on the West Coast.

STEM Transfer Community

Informs, empowers, and unites STEM transfer students at UCLA.

Student Members of the American Chemical Society, UCLA Chapter

An on-campus student chapter of the world’s largest scientific society, open to undergrads and grad students of all majors.

Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

The UCLA Summer Programs for Undergraduate Research (SPUR) offer upper division undergraduate students with outstanding academic potential the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors on research projects. The programs are designed for students who wish to learn more about the graduate school experience and possibly pursue an academic career in teaching and research. Applications for summer 2018 are due March 31.

UCLA Alumni STEM Networking Night

This annual Student Alumni Association tradition gives undergraduates the opportunity to learn about careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics as well as to interact with alumni who graduated with STEM degrees.

UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Student Association (CBGSA)

UCLA CBGSA is a graduate student association for those affiliated with the chemistry/biochemistry program and are interested in science outreach in the community.

Undergraduate Astronomical Society

The Undergraduate Astronomical Society (UAS) is an exciting club in which students discover the wonders of space, participate in building competitions, go on trips, and have fun in general. Students of all disciplines are welcome!

Undergraduate Mathematics Student Association

Open to anyone interested in mathematics.

Upsilon Lab – A lab for undergraduates, by undergraduates

Upsilon Lab is a department-sponsored organization within the UCLA Physics & Astronomy department. Undergraduates in the department provide other physics, biophysics, and astrophysics majors the opportunity to learn valuable skills to succeed in their future endeavors, whether in research, engineering, or other fields.

Women in Physical Sciences

WPS is an organization that seeks to create a supportive atmosphere for all women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields of study. Its goal is to provide encouragement and guidance to our members through research opportunities, academic related excursions, and social activities.

Women in Physics and Astronomy at UCLA

Graduate student organization dedicated to supporting women in physics and astronomy who are breaking the boundaries of women in science.


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