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June 2007

Release Date: June 28, 2007

More Kudos for ASU Physics Student Organization

The national Society of Physics Students (SPS) has named Angelo State University’s SPS chapter one of only five nationally to receive a 2007 Blake Lilly Award for outstanding physics outreach programs.

The ASU group was honored for its 2006 and 2007 Physics Road Trip programs presented by the SPS Peer Pressure Team. The undergraduate students designed, constructed and presented a variety of physics demonstrations to nearly 3,000 elementary and middle school students in 14 school districts in west-central Texas.

For winning the Lilly Prize, ASU’s SPS will receive a three-volume set of the Feynman Lectures on Physics, a groundbreaking physics text by Richard Feynman, 1965 Nobel Prize winner in physics. The text includes lectures on mathematics, electromagnetism, Newtonian physics, quantum physics and the relation of physics to the other sciences. The set will be placed in the SPS lounge in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building.

This is the third time this year Angelo State’s physics society has been recognized by the national SPS. Previously, it was named an Outstanding Chapter, placing it in the top 10 percent of SPS chapters in the U.S., and received a Marsh W. White award and corresponding grant to help fund the Physics Road Trip program. The ASU group is advised by Dr. Toni Sauncy, associate professor of physics.

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