Student Accomplishments and Awards
Some outstanding student accomplishments and awards during the year include:
- Joel Ngue Mba, a senior in Engineering Physics, was awarded the Hovey Award by the College of Engineering.
- Travis Gould, a senior in Physics, was the Department’s selection to present his research at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Research Conference.
- Vincente Guiseppe, a Ph.D. student in Physics working with Professor Hess was awarded the Departmental American Association of Physics Teachers Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2002.
- Mary Jo Norris, a Master’s student in Physics working with Professor Hess was selected as AAAS internship to work in Washington, D.C., Spring 2002.
- Matthew Robinson, a Ph.D. student in Physics working with Professor McKay, was awarded the College of Engineering Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award for 2002.
Nine students from the Department participated in the Graduate Research Exposition on campus.
Eleven students were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society.
Undergraduates in Physics or Engineering Physics were selected for summer internships at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, The UMaine Laboratory for Surface Science and Technology, The University of Michigan, Argonne National Laboratory, and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (California Institute of Technology).