Physical Sciences Student Organizations

Alpha Chi Sigma

A co-ed chemistry fraternity for majors in all fields.

Armenian Engineers and Scientists Association

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

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.

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 of African-American Students Excelling in STEM

Provides academic, professional and personal support and guidance to African-American students in the STEM fields.

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

An organization for LGBTQ+ graduate and undergraduate students in STEM-fields at UCLA.

Science Speaks at UCLA

An open platform for undergraduate students in scientific research to exchange knowledge, experience, and ideas relating to their respective field.

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.

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.

Undergraduate Mathematics Student Association

Open to anyone interested in mathematics.

Undergraduate Science Journal

A student-run academic journal funded and supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and UCLA’s Undergraduate Research Center.

Undergraduate Women in Physical Sciences

Creating a supportive atmosphere for all women in every physical science field.

United Korean STEM Association

Providing a supportive atmosphere for Korean students at UCLA studying in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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 the 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.

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New Student Welcome events

UCLA mathematics alumna Carmen Mercado (third from right) with first-year Physical Sciences students at the 2018 Welcome to Physical Sciences event reception

UCLA mathematics alumna Carmen Mercado (third from right) with first-year Physical Sciences students at the 2018 Welcome to Physical Sciences event reception

At the start of each academic year, Physical Sciences hosts a welcome event for all first-year (freshmen and transfer) students seeking to major in one of our departments. These events help new students begin to build a supportive network by bringing them together with faculty, alumni, graduate students, and older undergraduates.

Click below for videos of these events featuring UCLA Physical Sciences alumni sharing their experiences and advice on being a student and pursuing a career in these sciences after graduation.

2018 New Student Welcome

2017 New Student Welcome