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Augustana Society of Physics Students Chapter Recognized

Augustana's chapter of the Society of Physics Students has recently been named a “Distinguished SPS Chapter” by the Society of Physics Students (SPS).

Designation as a "Distinguished" chapter is based on an assessment of the depth and breadth of SPS activities in areas including:

  • Physics research
  • Public science outreach
  • Participation in community service
  • Physics tutoring programs
  • Participation in SPS regional and national level programs

According to SPS Director Toni Sauncy, Augustana's SPS chapter is among the top 20 percent of all SPS Chapters in the United States.

Dr. Drew Alton, associate professor of physics, serves as faculty sponsor for the Augustana chapter and senior Audrey Burkart (Monument, Colo.) is president of the Chapter. In the 2012-2013 academic year, Burkart also served as associate zone councilor for zone 11 and received a $2,000 SPS Leadership Scholarship earlier this year. 

- Chi Ngo '13