Release Date: June 11, 2007
ASU Physics Student Receives National Scholarship
Angelo State University physics major Meagan Saldua has become the first ASU student to receive a national scholarship from the Society of Physics Students (SPS).
Saldua, a senior from Houston, has been awarded a $2,000 Herbert Levy Memorial Scholarship by the national SPS. Saldua is one of only 23 national scholarship winners in the U.S. and one of only two in Texas. The scholarship criteria include academic performance and community physics outreach activities.
Currently the fundraising and outreach chair of the ASU chapter of SPS, Saldua will take over as president of the organization in the fall. She is also a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma physics honor society and the ASU Peer Pressure Team that conducts physics demonstrations for local and area elementary and secondary school students.
A double major in applied physics and mathematics, Saldua is scheduled to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in May 2008. She plans to attend graduate school and pursue a Ph.D. in physics or engineering. She will spend this summer as an American Physical Society Physics Quest intern at the national SPS office in Washington, D.C.