Rowan's chapter of Society of Physics Students honoredApril 12, 2006
For the sixth year in a row, Rowan University's chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been honored. The American Institute of Physics selected Rowan's chapter as Outstanding SPS Chapter for the 2004-2005 school year, an honor given to approximately one chapter per state.
An American Institute of Physics nationwide panel of student members and regional advisors determines the winners based on the depth and breadth of chapter activities.
Members of Rowan's chapter have presented their research at several national meetings this past year. Many chapter members' research work has been published in leading physics journals. Also, the chapter has completed a number of outreach initiatives aimed at high schools. Additionally, Rowan hosted a regional SPS Meeting and expects to host one again next year.
Dr. Samuel Lofland, Physics & Astronomy professor and SPS chapter advisor, said, "The chapter prided itself on excelling with only a handful of members when the physics major first began. As the physics program has grown, the chapter has expanded in size and activities."
Rowan's eight-year-old SPS chapter currently has 25 active members.
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