We have lots of ways for you to get involved in the department. Participating in student life gives you opportunites to meet friends, network with professionals, and have tons of fun.
This is where astronomy enthusiasts unite. Members of this club decide what kind of activities they want to do. Meetings generally include presentations, games, demos, and arts and crafts. The club typically holds two social events a month. These might include:
This group includes trailblazers and problem solvers. They are the answer to the popular statement, "There's got to be a better way to do this!" Students in IDP have some technical ability and work alongside fellow team members to produce a workable solution to a problem they choose to tackle.
This student organization is open to anyone who enjoys the science of physics. From learning to socializing, members participate in many activites, such as experiments, demonstrations, social events, and community outreach. The Physics Club also offers free tutoring for lower division physics courses.
Members of the Physics Club can also be a part of the Society of Physics Students. This national organization helps students transform themselves into contributing members of the professional community.
Take your love of physics to the streets. This group puts on shows for schools and youth groups to promote scientific awareness.
The Illinois State Solar Car competes across the nation and the world. Students and faculty from a variety of disciplines work on the car and enhance their skills in science, engineering, and technology. The car also serves as an educational program to demonstrate the benefits of alternative energy.