2016-17 SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award Recipient
SPS Outstanding Chapter Advisor
Michael "Bodhi" Rogers
Dr. Michael “Bodhi” Rogers earned his B.A. in Physics, Mathematics, Applied Computers (minor) and Anthropology (minor) at SUNY Geneseo and his M.S. in Physics, his M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Archaeology, and his Ph.D. in Physics at Oregon State University. He currently devotes his time and passion serving in multiple places, including as a Coordinator for the Ithaca College Science Teaching Program, Faculty Advisor for Ithaca College Chapter of SPS, and the Vice President for the New York state section for the American Physical Society (APS). In addition to serving in these various roles, Dr. Rogers has also earned many awards, including the Excellence in Education Alumni Award from SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association in 2014, the Ithaca College Excellence Teaching Award in 2006. He serves as the SPS advisor for the Ithaca College Chapter that was recognized as an Outstanding Chapter continuously from 2006 to 2013. Dr. Rogers currently serves as the Zone 2 Councilor for the SPS National Council.
Dr. Rogers’ passion and leadership has been described as “contagious”, contributing to the level of success his endeavors achieve. His dedication to his students is shown through the time and guidance Dr. Rogers provides them, whether it be about academics, extracurricular activities, or personal decisions. What makes Dr. Rogers an exceptional advisor in the eyes of his students is how he turns ideas into actions, and standing alongside the chapter through every step of their path. The “tremendously positive impact” Dr. Rogers has had on his students is illustrated in the way he helps them “find their path while maintaining their identity as physicists”. For these reasons, the term “outstanding advisor” is something Dr. Rogers embodies every day to his students.