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Yi-Hsuan Lin Won Prestigious NSF Graduate Fellowship

April 07, 2014

Physics graduate student Yi-Hsuan (Cindy) Lin has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship for her proposal “Liquid Xenon Detector for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay ...

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Jeremy Gaison Named 2014 Goldwater Scholar and Matthew Parsons Recognized with Honorable Mention

April 07, 2014
Jeremy Gaison

Jeremy Gaison, physics and mathematics junior, has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. The Scholars were selected on the basis of academic merit from a field...

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Will the New 'Cosmos' Draw More People to Science? A Q&A With Dave Goldberg

March 18, 2014
David Goldberg, PhD

When astronomer Carl Sagan’s series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” first aired, it instilled a love of science in people like Dave Goldberg, PhD, a professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Physic...

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Drexel Society of Physics Students Recognized for Outreach Efforts

February 19, 2014
Drexel SPS Marsh White Award Winners 2014

Drexel’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) were recognized by the American Institute of Physics with the Marsh W. White Award and the Future Faces in Physics Award in support of their outreach initiatives....

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Drexel Awarded $1.45 Million UTeach Grant to Recruit, Train New Teachers in STEM Disciplines

February 18, 2014
Students working on computer through UTeach program

Drexel University has been selected to receive a $1.45 million grant from the National Math and Science Initiative to replicate the UTeach program, a secondary STEM teacher preparation initiative that is helping to addre...

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Physics Graduate Wins Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Award

February 10, 2014
Tina Peters

Christina Peters, DC candidate, was awarded one of the six Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society....

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McMillan Named Interim Head of Physics

January 08, 2014
Steve McMillan, PhD

After 17 successful years, Michel Vallières, PhD, has decided to step down as head of the Department of Physics. Accomplished astrophysicist Steve McMillan, PhD, has been named interim department head....

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Drexel University Physics Students Win National Recognition

December 06, 2013
Drexel SPS

The Drexel University chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fifth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a top...

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M. Smith Receives Yang Award

October 02, 2013
M. Smith

Micholas D. Smith, doctoral candidate, was the 2013 recipient of the Guoliang Yang for Excellency in Biophysics Research award....

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Dr. Dolinski Receives Kaufman Foundation Award

July 25, 2013
Michelle Dolinski

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation announced its first series of grants to support cutting-edge scientific research. Dr. Michelle Dolinski was the recipient of a New Investigator Research category for her research on &ldq...

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Physics Grad Discusses Her Work at Drexel and Her Future at Duke

June 17, 2013
Wendy Harris

Physics senior Wendy Harris has made quite an impression during her time at Drexel. As the recent graduate prepares for her next step as a Ph.D. candidate at Duke, she leaves behind a legacy of outreach and inspiration....

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2013 Graduate Student Award Winners

June 10, 2013
GSO plaques

Congratulations to Physics graduate students Kelly Douglass and Erica Caden for winning the Teaching Assistance Excellence Award and the Doctoral Research Excellence Award respectively. They received their award plaque o...

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CoAS Honors Day Winners

May 23, 2013

Congratulations to the following Physics undergraduate students who have won awards at the CoAS Honors Day event, held on May 23, 2013, at Behrakis Grand Hall.

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Drexel Physics Prof Explores Symmetry in New Pop Science Book

May 15, 2013
The Universe in the Rear View Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality by David Goldberg

Pop science fans, physics nerds and newbies alike are in for a captivating read. Physics Professor David Goldberg’s new book, The Universe in the Rearview Mirror: How Hidden Symmetries Shape Reality, has been met with t...

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Drexel Engages Science and Technology Communities at Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week

April 17, 2013
Philadelphia Science Festival

As part of city’s vibrant scientific and technological community, Drexel University will play a big role in the 2013 Philadelphia Science Festival and Philly Tech Week on April 18-28. From a 29-story video game, to...

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Drexel Society of Physics Students Recognized for Outreach Efforts

February 28, 2013
Society of Physics Students

Drexel’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the American Institute of Physics’ Marsh W. White Award in support of their outreach initiatives with middle and high school students. The Chapter will put the award t...

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Q&A with David Goldberg: The Meteor Strike in Russia's Chelyabinsk Region

February 19, 2013
Russian Meteor

It’s not every day that a meteor slams into the Earth. But on February 15, that's exactly what happened in central Russia, as a meteor crashed through the atmosphere, injuring more than 1,000 people and causing damage in...

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18th Kaczmarczik Lecture

January 24, 2013

We are pleased to announce that 2012 Nobel Laureate Dr. David Wineland will be our 18th Kaczmarczik Lecture speaker. Dr. Wineland will be presenting "Superposition, Entanglement, and Raising Schrödinger’s C...

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Meet Physics Assistant Professor Dr. Hairong Ma

January 24, 2013
Dr. Hairong Ma

Dr. Hairong Ma joined Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences after completing her postdoc as a research associate at the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA), University of Colorado at Bould...

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Our SPS Receives Future of Faces of Physics Award

December 18, 2012

Our Society of Physics Students (SPS) was recognized with a Future Faces of Physics award for their proposal "Engaging Girls in Physics: Expanding Horizons through Outreach to All-Girls Schools." This award is presented ...

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Drexel Researchers Identify Physics of Sickle Cell Disease

October 16, 2012
Red Sickle Cell

Researchers at Drexel University have identified the physical forces in red blood cells and blood vessels underlying the painful symptoms of sickle cell disease. Their experiment, the first to answer a scientific questio...

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Guoliang Yang Memorial Awards in Biophysics Research

October 11, 2012
Yang's Memorial Awards

Dr. Marisa Roman and doctoral candidate John Schreck were recognized with the Guoliang Yang Awards for excellence in Biophysics research.

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2012 Graduate Student Awards

October 11, 2012
Derya Meral receiving the Graduate Student Research Award (Junior Division)

The Department of Physics yearly recognizes outstanding graduate students. The 2012 winners are: Kelly Douglass, Derya Meral, John Schreck, and Frank Jones....

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Q&A With Physics’ Dr. Michelle Dolinski

October 03, 2012
Michelle Dolinski

As the College of Arts and Sciences continues to grow, so does its team of bright, energetic faculty members. Meet one of the newest dragons joining us this fall, Dr. Michelle Dolinski......

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Functional Materials: Proceedings of the IWFM-2011 Published by AIP

August 21, 2012

Dr. S.M. Bose, professor of physics, and Dr. S.K. Tripathy, co-edited FUNCTIONAL MATERIALS: Proceedings of the IWFM-2011, AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1461, (2012). This book contains the Proceedings of th...

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2012 Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year

July 18, 2012

The Conference on Laboratory Instruction Beyond the First Year (BFY) will be held at the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University, Wednesday, July 25 - Friday, July 27, 2012....

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Physics Grads Win CoAS Research 2012

April 06, 2012
Derya Meral receives award from Dean Murasko.

Physics doctoral candidates, Derya Meral and Runcong Liu won 1st and 3rd Prize at CoAS Research Day. Congratulations!

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Drexel Society of Physics Students Wins Three National Awards

March 05, 2012
SPS Drexel Chapter

Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) won three national awards from the American Institute of Physics.

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17th Kaczmarczik Lecture

March 01, 2012
Dr. Brian Schmidt Nobel Laureate in Physics

Dr. Brian Schmidt, 2011 Nobel Laureate in Physics presented "The Accelerating Universe" on March 1, 2012. Over 900 attendees filled the Main Auditorium! Dr. Schmidt delivered this inspiring presentation that can be 

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Lambert Receives a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Award

January 11, 2012
Joey Lambert, physics doctoral candidate

Joey Lambert, doctoral candidate, was awarded a Sigma Xi grant-in-aid for his research proposal "Macroscopic Quantum Effects in Al/Graphene/Al Josephson Junctions" under the direction of Dr. Roberto Ramos.

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Dr. Richards Receives Humboldt Research Fellowship

December 01, 2011
Dr. Gordon Richards - Department of Physics at Drexel University

Dr. Gordon Richards is the recipient of a Humboldt Research Fellowship from the Germany-based Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

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ANT 2011 "Advances in Neutrino Technology"

October 10, 2011
ANT 2011 logo

Dr. Jelena Maricic, assistant professor of physics, is hosting the ANT 2011 meeting, October 10-12, 2011 at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia.

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DRACO: Drexel’s Most Powerful Supercomputer

August 17, 2011

Dr. Steve McMillan, professor of physics, and collaborators built a high-performance computer cluster that is capable of delivering 176 Teraflop of GPU performance. The system comprises 68,352 NVIDIA GPU cores an...

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Remembering Dr. Guoliang Yang

August 16, 2011

With profound sadness we mourn the loss of our friend and colleague, Professor Guoliang Yang, who passed away at midnight on August 14, 2011 after a brief but intense bout with liver cancer.

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Drexel SPS Wins Prestigious National Award

July 15, 2011

The Drexel chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been selected as a 2011 Blake Lilly Prize winner....

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International Workshop Organized to Honor Dr. Gilmore

June 28, 2011

The DYCOEC group at the Universite de Rouen hosted the workshop “From Laser Dynamics to Topology of Chaos” to celebrate Dr. Robert Gilmore’s 70th Birthday.

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Physics Major Receives an Outstanding Leadership Scholarship Award

June 10, 2011

Sajjan Mehta, physics’ senior, is the recipient of a 2011 national SPS Outstanding Leadership Scholarship award.

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Danny Pan Successfully Defends Dissertation

June 08, 2011

Danny Pan successfully defended his PhD thesis "Cosmic Voids and Void Properties ". Danny's advisor was Dr. Michael Vogeley. Congratulations Danny!

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Physics Students win Chambliss Astronomy Award

June 01, 2011

Two of our students, Sajjan Mehta, physics major (shown in the photograph), and Alfred Whitehead, DC candidate, received the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award at the 218th meeting of the American Astro...

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CoAS Honors Day Winners

May 19, 2011

Congratulations to the following Physics undergraduate students who have won awards at the CoAS Honors Day event, held on May 19, 2011, at the Mandell Theater.

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Travis Hoppe Successfully Defends Dissertation

May 03, 2011
Travis Hoppe and his thesis advisor Dr. Jian-Min Yuan

Travis A. Hoppe successfully defended his PhD thesis "On the Role of Entropy in the Protein Folding Process". Travis' advisor was Dr. Jian-Min Yuan. Congratulations Travis!

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Society of Physics Students Receives Distinguished Award

April 28, 2011

For the fifth straight year, the Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the National Marsh White Outreach Award from the American Institute of Physics. The proposal was written by Sajjan ...

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16th Kaczmarczik Lecture

April 27, 2011

The Department of Physics is pleased to announce that Dr. Tejinder S. Virdee will be presenting "Exploring Nature Moments after the Big Bang: The LHC Accelerator and the CMS Experiment" in the 16th Kaczmarczik Lec...

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Physics Students Win Awards at Drexel Research Day 2011

April 14, 2011

Physics Students Win Awards at Drexel Research Day 2011 Physics students won several prizes at this year Drexel Research Day. Congratulations to the winners of and all those who presented posters.

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Dave Goldberg & Jeff Blomquist | A User’s Guide to the Universe

April 13, 2011

Dr. Dave Goldberg, Associate Professor of Physics, and Jeff Blomquist, M.S. ’08, speak at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Saturday, April 16, 2011. This is part of the Read Full Article »


CoAS 2011 Research Day Winners

April 07, 2011

Congratulations to the Physics students who won and thank you to all students who participated in the event! Undergraduate Sciences: Amanda White, physics ’11, first place. James Monahan, physics ’11, third place....

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Physics Alumni Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 05, 2011

Physics alumni Joseph Angelo '10 (currently at Boston University) and Alyssa Wilson '09 (currently at Harvard University) were chosen as 2011 NSF Graduate Research Fellows. This program provides financial support ...

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Sajjan Mehta Wins Goldwater Scholarship

March 30, 2011

Physics Junior Sajjan Mehta has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholars...

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SPS Wins Outstanding Chapter Award

January 28, 2011

Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students was selected as an Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2010 academic year. This is the second consecutive year that the SPS has received this national award.

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Double Chooz is Filled and Ready!

January 10, 2011

The Double Chooz collaboration completed its neutrino detector which will see anti-neutrinos coming from the Chooz nuclear power plant in the French Ardennes.

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Zenghui Lui Successfully Defends Dissertation

January 06, 2011

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Physics Major Receives Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid

December 22, 2010

James Monahan, physics major, under the direction of Dr. Charles Lane, received Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid in the amount of $400 for his research proposal “Cherenkov Signal Simulator for Water Detectors”.

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“The SPS Observer” Features Physics Major

December 21, 2010

Marc Doyle, physics major, was featured in the Fall 2010 issue of the SPS national publication "The SPS Observer". Marc did an internship at the University of Delaware's Magnetics Materials Lab. He is a STEM Schol...

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Drexel Recognizes Employees for their Continued Years of Service

December 16, 2010

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Physics Section of UNIV 101 Cooks for the Homeless

November 02, 2010
Physics Univ101 students cooking for homeless people

The Physics section of UNIV 101 did an outstanding job helping to feed the homeless at Saint John’s Hospice of Philadelphia. The students prepared seven large casseroles and approximately 14 dozen cookies.

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Chaos in your iPhone!

October 30, 2010
iPhone screenshot

Tim Jones, Ph.D. candidate, developed an iPhone App called “Chaos Lab”. With a tilt of the device, users control the parameters of beautiful mathematical objects called strange attractors, the reaction rates of...

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Photo of our SPS featured in GradscholShopper website

October 18, 2010

A photo of the Drexel Society of Physics Students is featured in the homepage of GradschoolShopper.com. The website, owned by the American Institute of Physics, offers info...

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Daniel Cross Successfully Defends Dissertation

August 19, 2010
Dr. Daniel Cross

Daniel Cross successfully defended his PhD thesis "Representation Theory of Dynamical Systems". Dan's advisor was Dr. Robert Gilmore. Dan found a position at Bryn Mawr College. Congratulations Dan!

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Large Synoptic Survey Telescope gets Top Ranking, “a Treasure Trove of Discovery”

August 13, 2010
LSST-Telescope

“New Worlds and New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics,” a prestigious committee convened by the National Research Council for the National Academy of Sciences ranked the Large Synoptic Survey Tele...

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Parejko Successfully Defends Dissertation

June 04, 2010

John Parejko successfully defended his PhD thesis "Hosts and Environments of Low-luminosity Active Galaxies in the Local Universe: The Care and Feeding of Weak AGN. " John's advisor was Dr. Michael Vogeley. John f...

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Sanghamitra Deb successfully defends dissertation

June 01, 2010

Sanghamitra Deb successfully defended her PhD thesis "Cluster Mass Reconstruction using Particle Based Lensing." Her advisor was Dr. David Goldberg. Congratulations Sanghamitra!

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Zenghui Liu wins Drexel Teaching Excellence Award

May 25, 2010

Zenghui Liu, graduate student, was the recipient of the 2009-10 Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate Studies Office, Drexel University. Congratulations Zenghui!

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Steven Carabello Receives a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid Award

May 12, 2010

Steven Carabello, graduate student, was awarded a Sigma Xi grant-in-aid for his research proposal "High-resolution studies of superconducting energy gap structure in differential conductance measurements of MgB2-b...

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Drexel students inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma

April 17, 2010

Steven Carabello, Daniel Cross, Austen Groener, Timothy Jones, Tze Yee Lim, Asher Leff, Sajjan Mehta, Crystal Moorman, Marisa Roman, Kevin Trainer, Stanley Jordan Viss, Douglas Wentzel, Amanda White, and Dr. Josep...

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Micholas Smith won first place in Drexel Research Day

April 15, 2010

Micholas Smith, graduate student, won first place for his poster “Effects of Ions on The Folding Dynamics of Amyloid Beta Peptide Fragment (21-30)” in the Computation ...

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Amanda White Wins Goldwater Scholarship

March 31, 2010

Physics Junior Amanda White has achieved national distinction as a recipient of the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship. Amanda was among 278 students chosen from 1,111 nominees who were recognized for succ...

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Pubudu Galwaduge wins award at APS meeting

March 19, 2010
Pubudu Galwaduge receiving an award from the APS

Pubudu Galwaduge, undergraduate student in physics, CoAS, won “Best Physics Poster Award” at the 2010 March Meeting of the American Physical Society in Portland, OR, for his poster "Laser Induced Structural Modifi...

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Travis Hoppe finalist at Biophysics meeting

February 24, 2010

Travis Hoppe, graduate student, was one of the finalists in the Student Research Achievement Award for his poster “Wang-Landau Density of States Calculation in Crowded Protein Environments” presented at the 54th A...

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Dr. Goldberg Publishes Popular Science Book

February 15, 2010

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Society of Physics Students Wins National Award

January 13, 2010

For the fourth straight year, the Drexel Chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the National Marsh White Outreach Award from the American Institute of Physics. The proposal was written by underg...

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Society of Physics Students Wins Chapter Award

December 16, 2009

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