Awards, Scholarships, Honors and Honor Society
George E. Moore Award
The George E. Moore Award is given to a senior for his or her excellent academic achievement. It is a cash prize and is presented at the end of the spring semester.
- Zachary Lebens-Higgins (2015)
- Rostislaav Grynko and Zachary Tuchfeld (2014)
- Anthony Frachioni (2013)
- Sungoh Park (2013)
- Mellissa Stanke (2013)
- Mikhail Davydov (2012)
- Gabriel Lotto (2012)
- Mark Dello Stritto (2011)
- James Ng(2011
- Jiri Stehlik (2010)
- Timothy White (2009)
- Matthew Dornfeld (2009)
- Colby Chiauzzi (2008)
- Jeffrey Berger and Alessandra Borgia (2007)
- Joshua Wickman (2006)
George E. Moore Minority Physics Scholarship
Students planning on pursuing an undergraduate degree in physics at Binghamton University are encouraged to apply for the George E. Moore Minority Physics Scholarship. The award selection is based on the student's prior academic achievements, as reflected in the student's high school transcripts, Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) scores and other evidences of scholastic merit. The scholarship is renewed every year based on satisfactory progress towards a degree in physics.
Recent recipients of the scholarship:
- Matthew H. Britton, Andrew Genussa, Mustafa Ibrahim, Deborah Mariotini , Mary E. Mcgahay, Kevin OCampo, and Yale R. Smola.
- Deborah Mariotini
- Melissa Ann Stanke and Nina Pikula
- Melissa Ann Stanke, Nina Pikula
- Melissa Ann Stanke, Nina Pikula and Ilana Elroy
Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
The Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, instituted by the U.S. Congress in 1986 in honor of Senator Barry M. Goldwater, is a merit scholarship given to a sophomore or a junior who has excellent academic achievement and shows keen interest in pursuing a career in math or physical science. The student is selected by a University-wide committee for this award.
- Elisa Puschel was awarded the scholarship in 2005.
Robert Penfield Award
Robert Penfield Award is given to a junior majoring in physics who shows outstanding academic promise.
- Richard J Barley, Edward Kicsak and Matthew Petryk (2015)
- Scott Fennelly, Zachary W. Lebens- Higgins and Darin Mihalik (2014)
- Zachary Tuchfeld (2013)
- Anthony Frachioni (2012)
- Mikhail Davydov (2011)
- Gabriel Lotto (2011)
- Mark Dello Stritto (2010)
- James Ng (2010)
BS Honors Degree
Upperclassmen who have demonstrated superior academic ability may seek Honors for Distinguished Independent Study in Physics. Honors can be achieved through research or coursework.
- Robert Joachim- Research Thesis Advisor- Prof. C.Nelson- Thesis Title: Investigation of a Top Quark Decay (2010)
- Jiri Stehlik- Research Thesis Advisor- Prof. B. White- Thesis Title: Studies of phonon Propagation using Molecular Dynamics Simulation. (2010)
Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society Inductees
Sigma Pi Sigma is a Physics Honor Society which in turn is a member of Association of College Honor Societies. The Society of Physics Students (SPS) was formed in 1968, as a result of the merger of Sigma Pi Sigma and the APS section. The Physics Department's honor society member number is 312.
Membership into this society is by invitation based on student's scholarship, further interest in higher education, interest in promoting interest among various community membership. The department sends out an invitation to eligible undergraduate and graduates and upon their acceptance solicits a small fee towards membership. In spring semester of each academic year, the invitations and acceptances take place and on the Awards ceremony day honoring the students scholarship, these invitees are inducted into the Sigma Pi Sigma Society.
Associate Professor Bruce White is the chapter advisor. Inductees and the year of induction are listed below. The invitation to join the honor society is sent to the qualified students through department channels.
- Christopher Angyal, Richard Barley, Anthony Conte, Mohammed Genaro, Taylor Juran, Deborah Mariotini, Mary McGahay, Matthew Petryk, Todd Rutkowski, Katerina Simons, Ashley Talbot, Michael Tragor, Lina Wangoh, and Siuka Wong (2014-2015)
- Mark J. Dello Stritto - senior, BS '10
- Fridah M Mokaya, MS '10
- Francis M Mutuku, MS '10
- Gregory J. Parks, MS '10