Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Physics

Mellon College of Science

Our student community is very active. There are at least five clubs directly organized by physics majors and/or sponsored by the Physics Department in which Physics Majors participate in significant numbers. For example, Physics Majors form the largest fraction of the participants in the Carnegie Mellon chapter of Student Pugwash.

Physics-related student clubs

Astronomy Club

Join astronomy enthusiasts to observe at the club's rooftop Truman Kohman Observatory on Scaife Hall. Locate constellations and celestial objects. This 100+ member club is active, educational and fun with astronomy speakers, 1st place Carnival booth designs, field trips to star parties, dark sky sites, the Buhl Planetarium and outreach events. The club meets Fridays at 7:30 PM in DH A301D.

Carnegie Mellon Rocket Club

The Rocket Club, formerly known as Carnegie Mellon Rocket Command, promotes interest in rocketry. One does not have to be a rocket scientist or a physicist to join the CMRC. They meet Tuesdays at 4:30 PM in DH A200.

Physics and Philosophy Club

The Physics and Philosophy Club asks questions inherent in all human beings: on the "true" nature of things. Ask deep questions about the Universe, reality, etc. and give answers. There is typically some material to study beforehand-usually suggested by the members. They meet Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in Wean Hall 7423.

Physics Students Advisory Council (PSAC)

Get involved with the academics and non-academic aspects of the Physics department. Discuss course curriculums, facilities, classes to offer in future, etc. and make the most of student feedback. Physics SAC also designs the much acclaimed t-shirts. They meet on alternating Thursdays at 4:30 PM in DH A301D.

Society of Physics Students (SPS)

Come have fun with other physics majors designing demonstrations, building spaghetti and gumdrop bridges, criticizing old sci-fi films, playing Physics Jeopardy, making liquid nitrogen ice cream, firing potato guns, etc. They meet alternating Thursdays at 4:30 PM in DH A301D.

Student Pugwash

Give your opinion on provacative topics, policies and current issues, while discussing the role of science and scientists in society. They meet Wednesdays at 5:30 PM in BH 235A.