Physics students win at national competition, featured in magazinePosted April 26, 2013
Two students from ACU's Department of Engineering and Physics recently presented research and won awards at the Quadrennial Physics Congress (PhysCon) by the Society of Physics Students (SPS). This month, both students were featured for their award-winning research in the SPS Observer, a quarterly magazine published by SPS and the American Institute of Physics (AIP).
Adam Simpson, junior physics and math major from Denver, Colo., won in the OSA Foundation Outstanding Student Poster category. Andrew Miller, junior physics major from The Woodlands, Texas, earned an honorable mention for his poster in the American Astronomical Society Outstanding Student Poster category.
The SPS national conference is held every four years for undergraduate physics students to attend and present their research. This year, 30 students and five faculty members from ACU attended. Fourteen of the ACU students competed against more than 200 other presentations, including ones by prestigious schools like MIT.
ACU has had a local chapter of the national physics student group SPS for 44 years. This chapter has become one of the highest quality chapters in the nation. The national organization recognizes the best chapters with the "Outstanding Chapter Award," which is given to less than 5 percent of all SPS chapters. The ACU chapter has won the award 11 times in 12 years.