The Physics Graduate Mentor Program (PHDS - Professional Help and Development Society) is a student-run initiative to provide support for incoming PhD students and a platform for graduate fellowship and professional development. The goals are to improve teaching, to foster community within the department, and to promulgate professional development opportunities and resources. The program includes a series of teaching assistant training exercises during orientation, the assignment of community mentors and teaching assistant mentors from the upper level graduate classes, and special training sessions and social events throughout the year. It also features a regular graduate student coffee hour (Friday afternoons, 4 PM, BH724).
- 2014-15 Student Coordinator: Jacqueline McCleary
The program welcomes new ideas and volunteers.