Through the Representation Branch, PGC maintains a collaborative relation with organizations and committees where graduate students represent and provide resources to the Physics & Astronomy graduate students. PGC invites graduate students leaders and representatives who assist in the operation of the organizations and committees to join as an Officer. The following are the organizations that PGC has active collaborations...


Women in Physics & Astronomy 

The Women in Physics & Astronomy (WiPA) group at UC Irvine is a representative body for women at the undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral levels. We strive to create a community for female physicists that fosters support through social events, mentoring, and outreach programs. We welcome anyone who is interested in discussing topics related to women in physics and addressing women’s issues and interests within the department.

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Physics & Astronomy Community Excellence Program

PACE (Physics & Astronomy Community Excellence) is a new graduate student led mentoring organization - peer-mentoring programs by students for students. Our programs include - Exceleration (1-on-1 grad peer mentoring); Fire Up Fridays (workshops for incoming grads), Stride! (undergrad-grad mentoring centered on applying to graduate programs), and we are partnering with Resonance (undergrad-undergrad peer mentoring). Later in the 2018-2019 academic year, we will launch Attitude Thrusters (grad-grad peer mentoring & workshops). These programs aim to normalize a holistic approach to success as a UCI physics student and strengthen our community through trained mentors

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Associated Graduate Students (AGS)

AGS represents the interests of the entire graduate student body at UCI, they have an elected council composed of graduate students, and bring issues with the graduate program to the administration of UCI.

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Inclusive Excellence

The Committee on Inclusive Excellence in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is comprised of faculty, staff, postdocs, graduate students, and undergraduate students who are passionate about promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in physics.

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Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience Program 

The term DECADE, Diverse Educational Community and Doctoral Experience, reflects the campus aspiration to achieve diversity parity in graduate programs with undergraduate education within ten years.DECADE, founded in 2010 by Former Graduate Dean Frances Leslie, was originally funded through a Department of Education grant. The grant combined student programming with faculty mentorship in a comprehensive program to improve the overall climate in graduate education at UCI. The DECADE program is now funded by Graduate Division and the Office of Inclusive Excellence.

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United Auto Workers Local 2865 : UC Student Workers Union (UAW)

UAW Local 2865, the UC Student-Workers Union is the union that represents over 18,000 Academic Student Employees—Teaching Assistants (TAs), Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs), Readers, and Tutors—at the University of California. Our Union negotiates a Collective Bargaining Agreement, or contract, that sets the base-level pay, benefits, and rights and protections of every Academic Student Employee (ASE) at the University of California.

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