Get Involved!

With community-building as a major goal of the S-STEM program, outreach and involvement is a large component of PHYS 399C and the S-STEM program itself. There are a number of ways to get involved in the community both within and outside of the University of Maryland. Browse the following links for a variety of opportunities to branch out.

University of Maryland Society of Physics Students
The Society of Physics Students (SPS) is a group of students who plan a variety of activities that are both academic and recreational. SPS sponsor talks by faculty members and students, as well as offers course advice, tutoring, and much more.

University of Maryland Women in Physics
The University of Maryland Women in Physics group provides a welcoming social environment for female members of the physics community at Maryland to engage in, as well as to network and learn about academic and career development.

University of Maryland Physics Outreach
University of Maryland has a number of physics outreach programs hosted by the staff of the Physics Lecture Demonstration Facility with the assistance of many volunteers.

Major outreach programs include:

  • Physics is Phun programs provide entertaining and educational interactive activities and demonstrations geared toward a high school level audience.
  • Physics Discovery Days are a series of hands-on activities targeted towards 3rd-5th graders and their parents.

Graduate Resources Advancing Diversity with Maryland Astronomy and Physics (GRAD-MAP) is a collaborative program to help advance diversity in our departments and to provide skills and experiences needed to pursue graduate degrees in physics and astronomy.

National Society of Black Physicists
The National Society of Black Physicists is an organization that seeks to support and and increase opportunities for African Americans in physics. It seeks to develop activities that highlight the contributions of African American physicists.

National Society of Hispanic Physicists
The National Society of Hispanic Physicists promotes the professional well-being and recognize the accomplishments of Hispanic physicists within the scientific community of the United States and within society at large.

American Physical Society Meetings and Events
The American Institute of Physics advances, promotes and serves the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. As a federation of physical science societies, AIP offers programs, products and services that advance and distribute the knowledge of the physical sciences and its applications, enhance and cultivate the physical sciences disciplines, enable and foster collaborative efforts among stakeholders in the physical sciences, and promote the physical sciences to the public, leaders, government officials, agencies, and the media.

American Physical Society Meetings and Events
The American Physical Society provides annual meetings where physicists may present their research, share insights, network, as well as participate in workshops and activities related to the advocacy of physics and improving education.

American Association of Physics Teachers
The American Association of Physics Teachers is an association of scientists who are dedicated to improving physics education. APPT strives to enhance physics teaching methods, thus enabling the proper dissemination of knowledge of physics.