Search

Physics Graduate Student Association

Who We Are

The Drexel Physics Graduate Student Association (PGSA) is a group of Physics Graduate Students at Drexel University. However, we are more than just a random gathering of students. We are a group of students seeking to learn about a variety of areas of physics, including those areas that would normally lie outside our own specialties. Moreover, we are about more than just physics, we discuss topics as varied as getting a job after graduation to how to write grants to just about anything.

What We Do

Each week (or every other week, depending on schedules) typically on Fridays, we gather in Disque Hall to listen to a talk about a subject of interest given by one of our members. People volunteer to give talks on things that they personally find interesting, with the agreement of the rest of the organization. Of course, a free lunch is provided, so there's no reason not to stop by! In the interest of full disclosure, in order to encourage people to give talks on a variety of subjects in a free-wheeling atmosphere, we do discourage faculty attendance at these meetings. Of course, we are usually willing to waive this rule, if the circumstances warrant it.

Check our all of our events »

Get Involved!

If you're interested in joining on the discussions or presenting a lecture, email us at pgsa-mail@einstein.physics.drexel.edu. You can also contact a member of our executive board below:

2014-2015 Leadership


Cindy Lin

Cindy (Yi-Hsuan) Lin
President
Email: yl654@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Nuclear Physics - EXO Collaboration
Fun Fact: She was born in Taiwan and eventually moved to the US where she became a Jersey girl!


Christina Peters, Vice President of the PGSA

Tina Peters
Vice President
Email: christina.m.peters@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Astrophysics - Quasar Classification
Fun Fact: She paid for college by walking very fast.



Erica Smith, Treasurer of the PGSA

Erica Smith
Treasurer
Email: ess55@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Nuclear Physics - EXO Collaboration
Fun Fact: She plays the violin.



Justin Bird

Justin Bird
Event Coordinator
Email: jb3374@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Astrophysics - Gravitational Lensing
Fun Fact: He grew up on Long Island and is both a beach and mountain kind of guy.


Robert Stone

Robert Stone
Athletic Director
Email: rbs55@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Astronomy/Astrophysics
Fun Fact: He plays the tenor saxophone, mostly in a jazz style, is a huge fan of Green Lantern and DC Comics in general, and enjoys playing almost every team sport.

John Timlin

John Timlin
Outreach Director
Email: jdt74@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Astrophysics - Quasar Clustering at high redshift
Fun Fact: Loves Philly Sports.