SASS is a student-run organization dedicated to serving the needs of students at SLAC. We seek to build a student community that supports learning, communication skill development, and exploration of research and careers. Each week we host seminars delivered by and for SLAC students.

Our Constitution

Our constitution was written in the fall of 2008. It was ratified at the January 2009 meeting. The SASS Czar handbook can be found here.


SASS is run by two 'czars' who organize seminars. All students at SLAC are welcome to provide feedback, give talks, or become czars. As of Summer 2016, we also have a faculty advisor who helps organize events and facilitates smooth leadership transitions between czars.


We thank SLAC's Particle Physics and Astrophysics Stanford Fund and the Director's Office for providing refreshments for our seminars each week.


SASS was started in January of 2008 by Wells Wulsin and Manuel Franco Sevilla.

Past Czars

Winter through Autumn of 2016:
Noah Kurinsky & Dylan Rueter
Summer and Autumn of 2015:
Ozhan Turgut & Siqi Li
Winter and Spring of 2015:
James MacArthur & Ozhan Turgut
Summer and Autumn of 2014:
James MacArthur & Derrick Boone Jr
February 2014:
Henrik Bjerke
Summer and Autumn of 2013:
Crystal Bray & Hilary Noad
Winter and Spring of 2013:
James Allen & Winnie Liang
Summer and Autumn of 2012:
Helen Craig & Yeming Shi
Winter and Spring of 2012:
Mike Kozina & Kristi Schneck
Summer and Autumn of 2011:
Alex Drlica-Wagner & Alice Allafort
Winter and Spring of 2011:
Patty Voll & Katie Malone
Summer and Autumn of 2010:
Andrew Larkoski & Catherine Graves
Winter and Spring of 2010:
Warit Mitthumsiri & Joel Frederico
Summer and Autumn of 2009:
Dan Miller & Joshua Lande
Winter and Spring of 2009:
Steve Herrin & Daniel Ratner
Summer and Autumn of 2008:
Nicole Ackerman & Keith Bechtol
Winter and Spring of 2008:
Wells Wulsin & Manuel Franco Sevilla