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Idaho State University physics club receives national award

Posted March 13, 2012

The Idaho State University Society of Physics Students (SPS) has received the 2011 Outstanding Chapter Award from the National Society of Physics Students and the American Physical Society.

According to Steve Shropshire, ISU physics professor and the faculty advisor for the club, outstanding chapter of SPS are determined each academic year after a careful review of the information, photos and supporting material presented in annual chapter reports.

Criteria for the award includes involvement in local, regional, and national SPS meetings as well as other professional meetings; participation in SPS programs; outreach efforts to the grades K-12 or the general public; participation in community service; contributions to student recruitment and retention; participation in social events; and interactions with the department's alumni.

ISU’s club was specifically recognized for its “Science Day” presentation in the Pine Ridge Mall, a "Punkn' Chuck" competition the students organized that served area schools,  presented public demonstration shows, demonstrated monthly “Something Destructive” events, outreached to public and private schools,and posted physics demonstration on Youtube.com.

For more information about the ISU Physics Club visit http://www.physics.isu.edu/.

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