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2008 Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Award Recipients

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Sigma Pi Sigma is proud to announce the recipients of the 2008 Chapter Project Awards. These annual awards recognize chapter efforts to raise public awareness of the honor society, build Sigma Pi Sigma's student/alumni community, and promote inter-chapter activities. The winning chapters receive $500 to help them achieve proposed activities. They are:

University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Project Overview
Funding was requested for a continuation of the previous year's induction ceremonies aimed at increasing public awareness and the sense of community of Sigma Pi Sigma members. The ceremony will feature several prestigious speakers from the faculty, the physics department, and Sigma Pi Sigma membership; a luncheon; and the formal induction of new members. The induction ceremony is one of the only formal ceremonies on campus in which prominent people from the University's higher administration participate.

Left to right: Jarrad Pond (vice-president os SPS), Kevin Thomas (president of SPS), Sergio Tafur
(past president of SPS).

Proposal

Project Report

 
St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX

Project Overview
In an effort to revive the St. Mary's University Sigma Pi Sigma chapter, we propose to host a Sigma Pi Sigma induction ceremony and dinner during the same weekend as a public physics outreach performance hosted by our SPS chapter. A distinguished local alumni will be invited to the dinner.

Proposal

Project Report

Left to right: Sara Rozinek, Chris Flores, and Gina Buffaloe
   
University of Louisville. Louisville, KY

Project Overview
The University of Louisville has not had a Sigma Pi Sigma induction in several years. We propose to hold a large induction ceremony with refreshments and a speaker in order to properly induct a large number of talented physics students and faculty into Sigma Pi Sigma. We also plan to use Sigma Pi Sigma funding to continue our growing outreach program to local schools.

Project Report

 
Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO

Project Overview
In order to facilitate the recruitment of new members, the Mesa State College chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma proposes to host an annual "egg-drop" competition for local high school students and to open our Sigma Pi Sigma induction dinner to all of our physics majors.

Project Report

 

Left to right: Back: Dr. Bill Tiernan, Anton Neff, Demetri Falsone (vice president), Sherry Orton (treasurer), Rick Johnston (secretary), Allison Cormier (president), Dr. Chad Middleton (faculty advisor). Front: Clint Shelley.