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Physics Graduate Student Association (PGSA)

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.

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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:

2015-2016 Leadership


John Timlin

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


Christina Peters

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


Virginia Price

Virginia Price
Treasurer
Email: virginia.elizabeth.price@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Astrophysics - examining the Initial Mass Function
Fun Fact: Dresses up as fictional characters


Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown
Webmaster
Email: cdb73@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Biophysics - examining macroscopic fluid properties of sickle cell blood to detect and track the disease
Fun Fact: He was in several musical and theatrical groups as a undergrad and was also theater minor

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

Joseph Glasser

Joe Glaser
Outreach Director
Email: jpg84@drexel.edu
Research Interest: Astrophysics - Exoplanets and Star Clusters
Fun Fact: Kerbal Space Astronaut