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Graduate Student Organization (GSO)

Department of Physics and Astronomy in Piscataway, New Jersey



Welcome to the website of the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) of the Department of Physics and Astronomy! We organize events to support the graduate students of the department and represent them at the Rutgers Graduate Student Association (GSA). Here is some general information about the GSO, along with resources for prospective, new, and current students. Please do not hesitate to contact any of the officers with questions!

2019-2020 Officers:

Co-Presidents: Charlotte Olsen (cao127@physics.rutgers.edu) and Sabrina Appel (sa1177@physics.rutgers.edu)
Vice-President: Angkun Wu (aw666@physics.rutgers.edu)
Treasurer: Steven Clark (s.clark@rutgers.edu)
Chancellor: Victor Drouin-Touchette (vdrouin@physics.rutgers.edu)
ARC Computer Chair: Hardik Routray (hr278@physics.rutgers.edu)
Webmaster: Humna Awan (awan@physics.rutgers.edu)
Graduate Student Life Committee: Elaad Applebaum (ea408@physics.rutgers.edu), Nikhil Tilak (nmt61@physics.rutgers.edu) and Win Lin (wl366@physics.rutgers.edu)
Faculty liaison: Professors Jacquelyn Noronha-Hostler (jacquelyn.noronhahostler@rutgers.edu) and Premala Chandra (pchandra@physics.rutgers.edu)

Information for prospective and new students:

Directions to Rutgers
Orientation flyer: administrative checklist
Orientation flyer: academics
Orientation flyer: student life
"Starting Over" survey

Open house flyer: student life ( PDF )
Open house flyer: international student issues ( ODT )

Information for current students:


Cheat Sheet for Surviving Grad School (compiled by graduate students in the department)
Rutgers Center for International Students

Opportunities for current students:


Student Seminars in Physics and Astronomy @ Rutgers (SSPAR)
Developing Educational Leaders among TAs in Physics (DELTA-P; TA training program)
Seminar In Graduate Mentoring in Astronomy and Physics (SIGMA-P)

Further (important) resources:

An SSPAR talk re equity issues in physics
List of resources for women in physics
GSA Wiki (guide to student life)

Information regarding the GSO and the GSA:

Our GSO constitution
Homepage of the GSA


For comments regarding this website send email to the GSO webmaster