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Physics Induction Ceremony

The Department of Physics held its annual Sigma Pi Sigma Induction Ceremony on May 3, 2019. CSU’s chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society, was established in 1969 and resurrected last year by students. The celebration also recognized students and alumni who have demonstrated professional and academic achievements, significantly contributed to the growth of CSU’s SPS chapter, and inspired new generations of physics students.

Master of Ceremonies Kiril Streletzky, PhD kicked off the celebration with a presentation on the history of the Sigma Pi Sigma Chapter at CSU. Physics Chair Petru Fodor, PhD continued with the state of the department, which has boasted impressive growth that may be attributed to the program’s academic quality as well as research and teaching opportunities available to undergraduates in the department. CSU Physics also has achieved success in both graduate program acceptance rate and employment of graduates. Meanwhile, student engagement has flourished through CSU’s award-winning Society of Physics Students (SPS) chapter, led by Dr. Streletzky. Professor Miron Kaufman explained the symbols of the Sigma Pi Sigma society and Professor Jeal Walker inducted new members into the honors sociiety. 

Six new members were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma for their academic and professional achievements in physics, significantly contributing to the growth of CSU’s SPS chapter, and inspiring new generations of physics students:

TONY DOBRILA                                                                               
Bachelor of Science in Physics (Honors), 2018
CSU SPS Treasurer/Webmaster, 2016-2019
Software Developer, RoviSys, Aurora, OH

AUBREY LOCKEY                                                                                            
Bachelor of Arts in Physics Candidate, 2019
BE in Computer Engineering candidate, 2019
CSU SPS Secretary/Treasurer, 2017-2019

JEFFREY R. MACKEY
A.B. in Physics, Kenyon College, 1985
Master of Science in Physics, 1994
PhD in EE and Computer Science, University of Toledo, 2002
Optical Research Engineer, NASA Glenn Research Center

MAXWELL ORSENO
Bachelor of Science in Physics (Honors), 2010
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering, 2012
CSU SPS Vice President, 2008-2009
Structural Engineer, Sixmo Inc, Westlake OH

DANIEL TERRANO
Bachelor of Science in Physics, 2018
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 2018
CSU SPS Treasurer/Vice President/President, 2015-2018
Senior Raw Material Chemist, Cosmax USA, Solon OH

ILONA TSUPER
Bachelor of Science in Physics, 2018
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 2018
CSU SPS Rockefeller/Vice President, 2015-2018
Chemist, Cosmax USA, Solon OH

 

Student Awards and Recognition of SPS Chapter Achievements

OUTSTANDING PHYSICS SENIOR
Aubrey Lokey, BA Physics and BE Computer Engineering Candidate

2019 RESEARCH DAY UNDERGRADUATE PHYSICS POSTER AWARDS

  • 1st Place: Samantha Tietjen, The Dynamics of Polymeric Microgels with Varying Crosslinker Concentration (Advisor: Dr. K. Streletzky)
  • 2nd Place: Niksa Praljak, Pulsatile Flow through Idealized Renal Tubes: Fluid-Structure Interaction & Dynamical Pathologies Structures (Advisors: Dr. A. Resnick, Dr. S. Ryan)
  • 3rd Place: Theresa Lincheck, Uncovering Relationships between Entraining Cumulus Clouds and Cloud Characteristics (Advisor: Dr. T. Heus)

2019 UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT AWARD
David Novikov

 

Special Student Recognition

CSU VALEDICTORIAN, SPRING 2019
Aubrey Lokey, BA Physics and BE Computer Engineering Candidate

Congratulations to all!