Honors and Awards
- In 2003, 2007 & 2009, our Physics Club's Outreach Program won the Marsh White Award from the Society of Physics Students of the American Institute of Physics. Also in 2007, our Outreach Program won a national Blake Lilly Prize and was recently awarded this prize again in 2009 and yet again in 2013. In both 2008 and 2009, we were named an Outstanding SPS Chapter.
- In 1996, 1998, 2002, & 2006, four of our physics majors received Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, the premier undergraduate awards of their type in the fields of mathematics, science and engineering.
- From the classes of 2001, 2003, 2007, & 2008, five other of our physics majors received National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships.
- In 2001, 2003, 2004, & 2008 (four of eight consecutive years), a physics major was awarded Wooster's Notestein Prize for highest scholarship and was selected as commencement speaker for the graduating class.
- In 2003 & 2007, two of our seniors were finalists for the national Apker Award for outstanding undergraduate achievement in physics.
- In 2000, one of our faculty was the recipient of the American Physical Society's prize for Research in an Undergraduate Institution.
- In 1927, one of our graduates - Arthur Holly Compton - was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.