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St. John's University
Chapter Project Award
St. John’s University
What Can Physicists Do to Solve Emerging Issues in Our Environment?
The St. John’s University chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma plans to host its 2016 induction ceremony by inviting local scientists, St. John’s University physics alumni, current students and faculty, and local high school students to learn how we can all use physics to solve emerging issues in our environment. The ceremony will start with a water-filter building contest between 5-8 teams, with each team formed by a mix of students, alumni and faculty. Following the contest, new members will be honored and inducted to Sigma Pi Sigma. The main part of the ceremony is for invited local scientists to talk about the emerging issues in energy and environment, and for our alumni to share how they have used physics in their careers to help our environment, and their development from a physics student to a member of society making contributions in various fields. By inviting local high school students to the event, the ceremony will foster interaction between students, alumni, and local communities and inspire St. John’s students as well as local high school students to pursue careers in science and engineering fields. The award will be used to cover expenses for the water-filter building contest materials and prizes, souvenirs for alumni, and the ceremony dinner.Chapter advisor: