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Student Organizations

UT is host to an impressive multitude student organizations, making the official org browser, Hornslink, borderline impossible to navigate efficiently. However, joining organizations can be greatly beneficial to your undergraduate experience. Whether academic, social, or service oriented, orgs are a great way to connect to others in your community, learn more about your interests, and network with faculty members.

In this guide, we’ve curated a list of organizations (in no particular order) that cater towards physics students and other STEM students to help you find a community that shares your passions.

Physics Organizations

Society of Physics Students (SPS)

The Society of Physics Students is an academic and social organization open to all students with an interest in physics. SPS hosts talks from professors, socials, and practical workshops such as LaTeX skills and class registration advice.

The org meets Mondays 6:30-7:30pm, and students are welcome to stay and socialize before and after meetings.

Keep up with meetings and news by joining the mailing list here!

Gender Minorities in Physics (GMiP)

Gender Minorities in Physics is an academic and social organization seeking to promote healthy community spaces for undergraduates here at UT. All students who believe in promoting gender equity in physics (whether a gender minority or not!) are welcome.

GMiP meets every week on Thursdays from 6:30-7:30pm. For the 2021-2022 school year, they will be running a physics book club as well as holding coding workshops.

Find out more and connect with the community using the links on their linktree here!

STEM Organizations

Astronomy Students Association

The Astronomy Students Association is an academic and social organization centered around astronomy and space science. This org hosts professor talks, offers volunteering and public education service opportunities, and holds member camping trips.

ASA meets Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30pm, and all students interested in space are welcome.

Find out more and connect with the community using the links on their linktree here!

Texas Rocket Engineering Lab

The Texas Rocket Engineering Lab (TREL) conducts long-term rocket projects in which students collaborate to design, test, construct and launch real, powerful rockets.

TREL fosters an environment focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, knowledge-sharing, and community engagement to teach the interdisciplinary collaboration required by aerospace organizations.

Learn more and keep up with their recruitment info sessions by visiting their website here!

UT Math Club

The Math Club is a community for anyone interested in mathematics at UT, not limited to math majors. They host professor and grad student talks about areas of math that interest them. Topics range from knot theory to machine learning to quantum computing.

The club meets Tuesdays at 5pm. On Fridays at 4pm, Math club hosts workshops or social events, where you can learn new skills (like how to use LaTeX) and make new friends.

Keep up with Math Club by filling out their interest form here!

Association for Women in Mathematics

The purpose of the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM, UT Chapter) is to encourage people of all genders to study and have active careers in the mathematical sciences, as well as to promote equal opportunity and treatment of people of all genders in the mathematical sciences.

The club meets Wednesdays 4-5pm in the PMA for social events, panels, and workshops. The organization is open to everyone, of all genders, and has no dues or requirements for members.

Keep up with AWM via their Instagram page, @texasawm, or their Facebook group here!

Longhorn Racing

Longhorn Racing is the UT student chapter of The Society of Automotive Engineers. The org provides students with the opportunity to explore different engineering fields and grow their tangible skills through the design, construction and testing of two formula-style vehicles (electric and internal combustion) from scratch. Every 3-4 years, they build a solar-powered vehicle as well.  All vehicles compete every summer in locations across the nation. 

Find out more and join their newsletter through their site here!

Other Organizations

Natural Sciences Council

The Natural Sciences Council is the student government body of CNS responsible serving as the voice of the students to the administration via meetings and formal legislation. The council also hosts several committees that aim to serve other students and the local community through events like Natural Sciences Week, the Curie Diaries, and (Re)searching for a Lab.

The org meets Mondays 5-6pm, and members must go through an application and interview process as outlined on their website. Application cycles occur each semester.

Learn more on their website here!

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