Undergraduates

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Physics Department Awards to Seniors and Graduate Students

Each year the faculty nominate graduating undergraduate students for senior awards. Starting in 2007, awards were given to graduate students as well. These awards are announced during the Evening of Reflection and awarded at the College of Arts and Sciences Award presentations during commencement week.

2000 Awards

Undergraduate Awards

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Amy N. Hummel and Gregory J. Kubicek

  • Outstanding Research in Physics

    Amy N. Hummel Gregory J. Kubicek Dylan T. Thein

  • Outstanding Performance as a Physics Major

    Amy N. Hummel

 

2002 Awards

Undergraduate Awards

  • The Fr. Clarence M. Wagener, S.J. Award

    Sarah C. Stapleton
    "In Recognition of her Outstanding Service to the Department of Physics"

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Jan-Peter Weiss

  • Outstanding Research in Physics

    Megan K. Schreiner and David L. Wanner

  • Outstanding Student Teaching

    Brian P. Hill

2003 Awards

Undergraduate Awards

  • The Thomas H. Zepf Award

    Kathleen N. McGill
    "In Recognition of Excellence in the Areas of Scholarship, Research and Service"

  • The Bazil N. Lazure Award

    Michael A. Walsh
    "In Recognition of his Commitment to Departmental Ideals"

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Nicholas G. Rebeck

  • Outstanding Research in Physics

    Rebecca L. Redding

  • Outstanding Student Teaching

    Stephanie M. Gilbert

2004 Awards

Undergraduate Awards

  • The Thomas H. Zepf Award

    Garrett J. Sykora
    "In Recognition of Excellence in the Areas of Scholarship, Research and Service"

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Nicholas B. Hatcher

2005 Awards

Undergraduate Awards

  • The Bazil N. Lazure Award

    Andrew LaCroix
    "For Exemplary Commitment to the Physics Department Mission"

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Nathan Risner

  • The Fr. Clarence M. Wagener, S.J. Award

    Peter Dudley
    "For Outstanding Service to the Department of Physics"

2006 Awards

Undergraduate Awards

  • Outstanding Scholarship and Research in Physics

    Stephen Hansen
    Colleen Hartsig
    Ann Kemper

2007 Awards

Undergraduate Awards

  • The Thomas H. Zepf Award

    Brandon V. Rodenburg
    "In Recognition of Excellence in the Areas of Scholarship, Research and Service"

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Brian C. Atkinson
    Benjamin J. Kopecky

  • Outstanding Research in Physics

    Russell P. Wolfe

  • The Fr. Clarence M. Wagener, S.J. Award

    Nishant Chauhan
    "For Outstanding Service to the Department of Physics"

Graduate Awards

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Mohammed K. Zakaria

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching (AAPT)

    Elizabeth L. Hipp
    Mark L. Durante
    Jessica R. Changstrom

  • Outstanding Research in Physics

    Nagitha Ekanayake

  • The Bazil N. Lazure Award

    George C. Reifenberger
    "For Exemplary Commitment to the Physics Department Mission"

2008 Awards

Undergraduate Awards

  • The Thomas H. Zepf Award

    Daniel L. Hames
    "In Recognition of Excellence in Scholarship and Research"

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Nicholas J. Busch

  • Outstanding Research in Physics

    Meg M. Marquardt

  • The Fr. Clarence M. Wagener, S.J. Award

    Jennie M. Burns
    "For Outstanding Service to the Department of Physics"

Graduate Awards

  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Benjamin M. Rizzo

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching (AAPT)

    Joseph Butterworth
    Mark L. Durante

  • Outstanding Research in Physics

    Fr. Andrew E. Ekpenyong
    Jessica R. Changstrom

  • The Bazil N. Lazure Award

    Mark L. Durante
    "In Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Department of Physics"

2009 Awards

Undergraduate Awards


  • The Thomas H. Zepf Award

  • "In Recognition of Excellence in Scholarship and Research"
  • Carolyn L. Posey

  • Outstanding Research and Scholarship in Physics

    Timothy J. Smith 

  • Matthew J. Bassett

  • The Bazil N. Lazure Award

      "For Outstanding Service to the Department of Physics"

  • Sandra M. Behncke

Graduate Awards


  • Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Joseph Butterworth


  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching (AAPT)

    Joseph Butterworth

  • Hans Wrage

2010 Awards

Undergraduate Awards


  • The Thomas H. Zepf Award

  • "In Recognition of Excellence in Scholarship, Research and Service as a Physics Major"
  • Mark D. Pepin

  • The Robert E. Kennedy Award

  • "In Recognition of Excellence in Scholarship and Research as a Physics Major"
  • Katherine E. Garrett

  • The Bazil N. Lazure Award 

  • "For Outstanding Academic and Research Achievement
    as a Physics Major"
  • Allison R. Showalter

Graduate Awards


    • The Fr. Clarence M. Wagener, S.J Award 

    • "In Recognition of Outstanding Service to the Department of Physics"
    • Olamide I. Osinkolu

      • Outstanding Graduate Teaching (AAPT)

      • Robert P. Thomen
      • Andrew J. Turvey
      • Trevor J. Torpin

 

2011 Awards

 

Undergraduate Awards


  • Award for Outstanding Research and Teaching in Physics

    Jorge A. Vergen

     

    Award for Outstanding Research in Physics 

    Tri D. Tran

    The Thomas H. Zepf Award

  • "For outstanding achievement in Scholarship, Research and Service as a Physics Major"
  • Anya K. Burkart

  • The Bazil N. Lazure Award  

  • "For Outstanding Academic and Research Achievement 
    as a Physics Major"
  • Eric J. Hauger

Graduate Awards


  • The Fr. Clarence M. Wagener, S.J Award  

  • "In Recognition of Outstanding Service and Musical Performance to the Department of Physics"
  • Robert P. Thomen
  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching (AAPT)

  • Katherine E. Garrett
  • James F. Ross
  • Trevor J. Torpin

 

2012 Awards

 

Undergraduate Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Research in Physics 

    David Austerberry

    The Thomas H. Zepf Award 

    for Outstanding Scholarship in Physics

    Ross DeVol and David Austerberry

    Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching in Physics

    Adam Hester

    The Bazil N. Lazure Award

    In recognition of Outstanding Service to the Department of Physics

    Adam Hester

Graduate Awards

  • Outstanding Graduate Teaching (AAPT)

                                                                                                                                ;

  • Dan McGinnis
  • Barbara Medvar

 

 

 

 

2013 Awards

 

Undergraduate Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Physics Minor

    John P. Otto

    The Sam Cipolla Award


    • "For outstanding achievement in Research as a Physics Major

    Nathan S. Holman

    The Thomas H. Zepf Award


  • "For outstanding achievement in Scholarship, Research and Service as a Physics Major"
  •  
  • Kristina G. Ward
  • The Robert E. Kennedy Award   

  • "For Outstanding Scholarship  as a Physics Major"
  •  
  • Erin L. Borchers
  • Jarrod K. Bang
  •  

Graduate Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Research

    Tri Tran

    Outstanding Graduate Teaching (AAPT)

                                                                                                                                

  • Dan McGinnis

 

2014 Awards

 

Undergraduate Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Physics Freshman

    Jordan Roth

    The Sam Cipolla Award

    "For outstanding achievement in Research

    Lana Zholudeva

    Award for Outstanding Physics Minor

    Lana Zholudeva

  • The Robert E. Kennedy Award   

  • "For Outstanding Service as a Physics Major"
  •  
  • Nathan Horst
  •  

Graduate Awards

  • Award for Outstanding Research

    Matt Armbruster

    Outstanding Graduate Teaching (AAPT)

                                                                                                                                

  • Matt Armbruster
  • Kristina Ward

 

Undergraduate Scholarships

Undergraduate Scholarship Award Winners
Year Michael Anderson Award ($2000)
Awarded to the student entering Modern Physics who had the best performance in General Physics, following in the spirit of Major Michael Anderson
The Alumni Award ($1000)
Awarded to the senior physics major with the best performance on the Modern Physics section of the Graduate Comprehensive Exam

Note that this award is no longer active.

Schrodinger Cat Award ($3000)
From 2001-2008 was awarded to a junior or senior level female physics major actively engaged in research with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25.

2017-2018 Dan Pham Anh Vo  
2016-2017 Carolyn Taylor    
2015-2016 Danielle Desa Danielle Desa  
2014-2015 Ryan Gnabasik Ryan Gnabasik  
2013-2014 Nathan Horst Nathan Horst  
2012-2013 Kristina Ward Saad Malik  
2011-2012 Samantha Showalter    
2010-2011 Samantha Showalter    
2009-2010 Allison Showalter    
2008-2009 Timothy Smith Timothy Smith and Joseph Brewer  
2007-2008 Timothy Smith Nicholas Busch Jennie Burns
2006-2007 Timothy Smith Brandon Rodenburg Meg Marquardt
2005-2006 Colleen Hartsig Colleen Hartsig Meg Marquardt
2004-2005 Colleen Hartsig    
2003-2004   Nicholas Hatcher Ann Kemper
2002-2003     Kakie McGill
2001-2002     Megan Schreiner
Sarah Stapleton
2000-2001     Sarah Stapleton