Physics Awards and Scholarships: 2001–2002

 

 

I.       The Wade Gilbert Scholarship Award

Awarded to a student completing the second semester of the College Physics sequence who has demonstrated outstanding performance in that sequence.

 

Laura E. Johnson                     

 

II.      The Physics and Astronomy Faculty Scholarship Award

Awarded to a student who is completing the University Physics sequence and who has demonstrated excellence in his or her studies and shows promise for a future career in the physical sciences.

 

Adam Franklin Farmer 

 

III.     The MTSU Physics and Astronomy Alumni Scholarships

This is a scholarship for up to three students each year who either are completing or have completed a first-year sequence in physics, are continuing their studies in upper-level physics as a declared physics major during the next academic year, and who deserve recognition and encouragement.  (The scholarships are paid for by royalties on the lab manual and supplementary lecture note sales.  The scholarship will be credited to their university account.)

 

Adam Franklin Farmer             

Kelley M. Klecker                               

Bradley P. Villane                                

 

 

IV.     The Modern and Theoretical Physics Award for Excellence

Awarded to a physics major who is currently completing the year-long sequences in Modern Physics and Theoretical Physics and who has consistently demonstrated excellence in their work throughout these rigorous courses of study.

 

Christopher Muraski                            

 

 

V.      The Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Achievement Award

Awarded to a sophomore/junior-level physics major who has completed or is currently taking PHYS 311 and PHYS 316, has an overall GPA of 3.4 or higher, and a physics GPA of 3.5 or higher.

 

Not awarded this year.

 


VI.     The Faculty Achievement Award in Physics

Awarded to a senior physics major who has demonstrated overall excellence in his or her undergraduate studies, and shows great promise for a future career in physics or astronomy.

 

Leo Sieben                              

 

 

VII.    The Society of Physics Students Service Award

For excellence in service to the furthering of physics awareness on and off the MTSU campus by means of service to the MTSU chapter of the Society of Physics Students.

 

Not awarded this year.

 

 

VIII.   The Physics and Astronomy Department Service Award

For outstanding service to the department of Physics and Astronomy far beyond the call of duty, be it for academic, outreach, or university efforts.  (This is not awarded very often.)

 

Not awarded this year.

 

 

Sigma Pi Sigma

 

Sigma Pi Sigma is the national physics honor society.  Requirements include: the completion of Modern and Theoretical Physics, a 3.3 overall GPA, and a 3.5 GPA in all courses counting toward the physics major.

 

John-Michael McGaugh                       

Christopher Muraski                            

Jason Frazier                                       

 

(Will be inducted this Spring.)

 

 


The Physics Awards: 2001-2002

 

The Wade Gilbert Scholarship Award: Laura E. Johnson

For a student completing the College Physics sequence who has consistently demonstrated excellence in their work for that sequence.

 

The Physics and Astronomy Faculty Scholarship Award: Adam Farmer

Awarded to a first-year student in the University Physics sequence who has demonstrated excellence in his or her studies and shows promise for a future career in the physical sciences.

 

The MTSU Physics and Astronomy Alumni Scholarships:  Adam Farmer, Kelley Klecker, Brad Villane

For students who have completed or are completing a first-year sequence in physics, who are continuing their studies in upper-level physics as a declared physics major, and who are deserving of recognition and encouragement in continuing their studies in physics.

 

The Modern and Theoretical Physics Award for Excellence:  Chris Muraski

Awarded to a physics major who is currently completing the year-long sequences in Modern Physics and Theoretical Physics, and who has consistently demonstrated excellence in their work throughout these rigorous courses of study.

 

The Faculty Achievement Award in Physics: Leo Sieben

Awarded to a senior physics major who has demonstrated overall excellence in undergraduate studies, and shows great promise for a future career in physics or astronomy.

 

Inductees into Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society: John-Michael McGaugh, Chris Muraski, Jason Frazier

Minimum requirements for consideration: Completion of the Modern and Theoretical Physics sequences, an overall GPA of 3.3 or higher, and at least a 3.5 GPA in courses counting towards the Physics Major.

 

 

Congratulations to this year’s award recipients!