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2012 Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Awards

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Sigma Pi Sigma is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2011 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 funds to help them achieve proposed activities. They are:


Angelo State University, San Angelo, TX
Angelo State University

Honoring Physicists - Past and Present
We propose to hold an expanded version of our Sigma Pi Sigma induction in Spring 2012. The dinner will include recognition of outstanding academic achievements of undergraduate students in our department. To put this honor in perspective, the program will also acknowledge the vital contributions of three founders of Physics and Sigma Pi Sigma at San Angelo State with Sigma Pi Sigma Outstanding Service Awards. A presentation by a recent alumnus will complete the evening.

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California State University, San Marcos, San Marcos, CA
California State University San Marcos

Annual SPS Rocket Car Race and Sigma Pi Sigma Recognition Ceremony
In the Spring, we will host a Rocket Car Race, which will be followed by our Sigma Pi Sigma and Graduating Seniors Recognition Reception. Students from our campus and our community colleges are invited to build and race rocket cars in ladder style tournament. We seek funding for building materials, food, and prizes.

Back Row, Left to Right: lan Colio, Chase Keene, Marcos Echeverria, Edgar Bautista, Dennis Wilson, Edgar Segovia, Daniel Goodbody
Front row: James Stanford, Dustin Difabio, John Gormally, Gary Simmons, Melinda Lopez
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St. John's University, Jamaica, NY
St. John's University

Physics Jeopardy with Students, Alumni, and Faculty
The Sigma Pi Sigma chapter of St. John's University plans to host its 2012 induction ceremony by inviting students, alumni, and faculty for a Physics Jeopardy event. This event will promote the study of physics on the St. John's campus and will foster interaction between current students, alumi, and faculty. In addition to inducting new members into Sigma Pi Sigma, we will have a Jeopardy contest between 3-5 teams, each formed by a mix of current students, alumni, and faculty. The event will inspire students to appreciate the study of physics and the contributions made by the physics community to our society. In addition, it will promote fellowship among alumni, current students, and faculty of our department. The award will be used to cover expenses for the Jeopardy prizes and the ceremony dinner.

Front Row, Left to Right: Mary Grace Velasco, Sean Mandurano
Second Row, Left to Right: Awais Ahmed, Spencer Mamer, Daniel Nikolov, Michael Schubert

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University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
University of Florida

Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Ceremony and Banquet
The University of Florida Chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma currently stands at an active membership of 1 person. In order to celebrate the reactivation of Sigma Pi Sigma at the University of Florida, and a renewal of induction activities for the chapter, a commenorative banquet has been planned.

From left to right: Clemente Cuevas, Lauren McLeod, Kristen Zych, Kyle Dorsey, Matt Gilbert, Anders Hansen Project Report

University of North Alabama, Florence, AL
University of North Alabama

Sigma Pi Sigma 2012 Induction Ceremony
The University of North Alabama Chapter of the Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society plans to host an annual induction ceremony as often as qualified candidates are nominated for induction. An indicution ceremony is planned for the spring 2012 semester. We are requesting funds to cover the cost of a heavy hors d'oeuvres and publicity for a public lecture for the event.

Left to right: Jonathon King & Mel Burke Project Report
Utah State University, Logan, Utah
Utah State University

2012 USU Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Ceremony "From the Past and Through the Future"
An induction meeting will be held to honor scholastic and outstanding achievement in physics for past and current students, increase awareness of involvement within Sigma Pi Sigma, and to promote the increase of women in physics. To accomplish this, a formal induction and dinner will be held for an increased number of invited alumni and prospective inductees to listen to a renowned and successful female physicist.

Left to right: Doug Ball, Scott Jensen, Zach Butterfield Project Report