The Office of Student and Education Services provides many opportunities for students to get involved in the Physics Department and community.


GRAD MAPGraduate 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.

More information can be found on the GRAD-MAP website.


Graduate Student Committee

GSC3The Graduate Student Committee is an elected group of 7 graduate students who work with the Physics Department to improve the graduate student experience. Our main focuses have been advising and community building.

Read more about the Graduate Student Committee and how to get involved.


Outreach Volunteering

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The Physics Department hosts a wide variety of outreach events each year, including the long-running Physics is Phun demonstration series, and Physics Discovery Days for elementary-aged students.For information on the programs, visit our outreach page.

To be added to the volunteer list for these activities, please fill out this form.


Society of Physics Students

SPSJoin the UMD chapter of the Society of Physics Students! For more information, click this link


S-STEM Program

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Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (S-STEM) is an NSF program providing scholarships, experiences, and skills to help students enter the STEM workforce or graduate program, with a goal of retaining physics majors to degree completion.

For more information, including how to apply, visit the S-STEM website.


Undergraduate Research


Students are encouraged to get involved in research in order to gain experience and also to learn more about what the day-to-day life of a physicist entails.

Learn more about getting involved in research by visiting the undergraduate research page.


Women in Physics


UMD Women in Physics aims to provide a welcoming social environment for female members of the physics community at Maryland, as well as an opportunity to network and learn from each other about academic and career development.

For more information, visit the Women in Physics page.