The Physics Graduate Council seeks to improve the graduate experience in the Physics Department, both academically and socially, encouraging camaraderie and providing a confidential avenue for students to bring suggestions and concerns.
First year: Chris Barnes, Ben Girodias,
Rachel Hyneman, Alexa Rakoski
Second year: Trevor Bailey, Chengyu Dai,
Stephanie HamiltonThird year: Anthony Charles, Jim Antonaglia
Fourth year: Chrisy Du, Midhat Farooq,
Alex Page, Meryl Spencer
Fifth year and above: Charles Munson,
Yun Suk Eo
The Physics Graduate Council is composed of a diverse group of University of Michigan Physics graduate students from different classes and laboratories. We strive to foster a sense of community among students. Recent surveys of graduate students have demonstrated that it is all too easy to become trapped in a laboratory and feel detached from the rest of the department. The Graduate Council hopes to counter this challenge by organizing a variety of student-oriented social gatherings and enrichment activities that build relationships beyond the confines of laboratory walls.
We bring students and faculty together for department-wide events, and we collaborate with the U-M Physics leadership to strengthen the graduate program. Above all, we want to be a resource for our peers in the Physics program; we work to implement suggestions and address concerns that are brought up by graduate students.