Rowan University's Society of Physics Students Captures Six National Awards Including Outstanding Chapter

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GLASSBORO - Rowan University's Society of Physics Students has won five national awards, including the outstanding chapter award, from the National Office of the Society of Physics Students.

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GLASSBORO - Rowan University's Society of Physics Students has won five national awards, including the outstanding chapter award, from the National Office of the Society of Physics Students.

The outstanding chapter award is given annually to the best chapters in the country. Approximately 1,00 chapters covet the fewer than 50 awards presented each year. This is the third consecutive year Rowan's chapter has been honored.

In addition to the outstanding chapter award, the society received a Sigma Pi Sigma Research award for studying optical properties of low-dimensional material. Rowan's chapter is just one of six chapters nationwide to earn this honor.

Rowan's chapter president Keith McDonald was awarded a scholarship and runner-up leadership award from the Society. The past president, Brian Seaman, also was honored with an honorable mention for his undergraduate research project.

The society also received The Blake Lilly Prize for outstanding outreach to the community about physics and the Marsh White Award for performing outreach at area high schools in physics.

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