Physics and Astronomy Club
The SJSU Physics and Astronomy Club is SJSU's local chapter (Chapter #6378) of the Society of Physics Students (SPS). We maintain an active presence on social media platforms including Instagram and Twitter (@physics_sjsu), as well as Discord and Facebook (see the join links below). The club room is physically located on the second floor of the Science Building, SCI 239, and we hold monthly Club meetings in hybrid format. Drop on by!
President: Walter Mendoza
Vice President: Adrian Barajas
Treasurer: Ian Nepomuceno
Secretary: Isela Torres-Prieto
Event Coordinator: Alexi Musick
Outreach Coordinator: Liz Lopez
Academic and Professional Opportunities Coordinator: Niklas Feil-Ho
Our mission is to educate and organize physicists, astronomers, and scientists of all disciplines, and to play a supportive and principled role in the pursuit of scientific enrichment. Within this community, we provide the opportunity to develop lasting friendships and foster professional connections with fellow undergraduate and graduate students, alumni, faculty, and professionals in the field. To achieve this, we seek to organize events and collaborations which extend scientific enrichment to both club members and the general community.
Membership shall be open to all students and faculty at San Jose State University. Eligibility for membership or appointed or elected student officer positions shall not be limited on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ethnicity color, age, gender, gender identity, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or disability.
Code of Conduct
- Be Kind and Courteous: We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required
- No Hate Speech or Bullying: Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.
- Respect Everyone's Privacy: Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private.
- Don't click links from people you don't know: It's still possible for people to phish for information by convincing you to click on links. Don't ever give out your SJSU ID and birthday to anyone you aren't sure of. Always be aware and protect your digital security.
Prof. Christopher Smallwood