2013 Chapter Project Awards

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2013 Chapter Project Awards

Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter Project Awards recognize chapter efforts to raise public awareness of the honor society, build our student/alumni community, and promote inter-chapter activities. Recipients receive funds to help enhance their induction ceremony. This year’s winners are listed here, along with excerpts from their proposals. Learn more and apply at: www.sigmapisigma.org/awards.

 Michelle Zur. Photo by Huizhong Xu.

St. John's University, Jamaica, NY

We hope to foster interactions by inviting students, faculty, alumni, and local industrial physicists to our induction ceremony. We will host a panel discussion on career opportunities and challenges for physics graduates and invite students from all science majors to attend. In addition to inducting new members, we’ll include an egg drop contest to add some physics and fun into the event.

 Creighton University project proposers Nathan Holman, Jarrod Bang, Kristina Ward, and Lana Zholudeva. Photo courtesy of Creighton University.

Creighton University, Omaha, NE

In an effort to raise local awareness of Sigma Pi Sigma and the intriguing world of physics, Creighton University hosted its 40th annual Physics Field Day in the spring of 2013. We invited physics students from local high schools to join in friendly competitions that showcased the extraordinary field of physics.

 University of Southern Mississippi project proposers Amanda Palchak, Erica Bloor, Alyece Willoughby, Steven Kirkup, Austin Andries, and Tyler Reese. Photo by Alina Gearba.

University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

In order to recognize the outstanding students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Southern Mississippi, our Society of Physics Students chapter hosted an alumnus as a guest speaker for the Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Ceremony held in the spring of 2013.

 Lebanon Valley College project proposers Cedrick McDonald, Gregory Renner, Dr. Ruth Malenda, Hannah Pell, Matt Campbell, Nick Durofchalk, Anthony Hoover, Andrew Burkholder, and Douglas Olinger. Photo courtesy of Dr. Ruth Malenda.

Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA

Our newly established chapter will foster fellowship among several generations of graduates at our first induction banquet, by including physics majors, faculty, and alumni. Following dinner, students and alumni will give presentations on their research and work. We will honor hard work, encourage future success, and celebrate the accomplishments of the department as a whole.

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