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Outstanding Service Award
In recognition of outstanding service to physics, and thereby exemplifying the mission statement of Sigma Pi Sigma Charles Robertson is hereby awarded the Sigma Pi Sigma Outstanding Service Award.
A graduate of Rhodes and a charter member of the college’s Sigma Pi Sigma chapter, Dr. Robertson has a passion for science and is an enthusiastic supporter of education in the sciences. He and his wife are the benefactors of the Jack H. Taylor Scholarship in Physics, which provides talented high school physics students the means to continue their investigations at the college level. His generosity also supports summer research students at Rhodes, SPS student activities and the college’s acquisition of a Zeiss LSM 700 confocal microscope. Charlie’s visits to campus are always marked by wonderfully rich conversations with students and faculty.
Dr. Robertson completed his doctorate in physics at Florida State University and spent twenty-nine years as a systems engineer at DuPont Laboratories, where he collaborated on several breakthrough products. He is the founder of NanoDrop Technologies, LLC, a laboratory instrument business, now a part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. He served on the board of Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, DE, for many years, receiving a lifetime achievement award in 2001. He currently serves on the board of Tri-State Bird Rescue and Research of Newark, DE, and the Rhodes College Board of Trustees.