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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.

Recent recipients:

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:


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.

Recent recipients:

Robert Penfield Award

Robert Penfield Award is Given to a junior majoring in Physics who shows outstanding academic promise.

Recent Recipients:

BS Honors Degree

Upper classman who have demonstrated superior academic ability may seek Honors for Distinguished Independent Study in Physics. Honors can be achieved through research or coursework.

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.

Prof. Bruce White is the Chapter Advisor. The inductees and the year of induction are listed below. The invitation to join the honor society is sent to the qualified students thro' department channel.


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Last Updated: 5/30/14