Honorary DoctorateOn June 11, 2013, Professor Clifford Will will receive an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. The university is ranked #6 among comprehensive universities in Canada (those without medical schools). Born and raised in Canada, Will attended nearby McMaster University in Hamilton before going to Caltech for graduate school in 1968. Congratulations, Cliff!
Retirement CelebrationCongratulations to Professor Jack Sabin, who is retiring after 43 years of teaching. PHOTOS
University Teacher/Scholar of the Year AwardPeter Hirschfeld has been selected as the 2012-2013 University Teacher/Scholar of the Year. There is only one winner per year, and it is the University of Florida's most prestigious and oldest faculty award. Peter is now the University's nominee for the SEC Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award. It is given to a faculty member who "demonstrates distinguished achievement in both teaching and scholarly activity (manifested by scholarly research, creative writing, original works of art, etc.) and visibility within and beyond the university." Congratulations, Peter!
Matthew Calkins is the 2013 Winner of Outstanding Undergraduate Senior Thesis (Implementation of a Differential Hall Element Magnetometer) Award. Matthew's advisor is Prof Mark Meisel. Matt came to our program as a transfer student from Daytona State College and has excelled in every aspect at UF. He has conducted his research in Meiselís group for over a year. Congratulations Matthew!
The 2013 University Scholars (http://www.scholars.ufl.edu/):
Bradley Nicks (Meisel)
Brian Schaefer (Biswas)
Bryan Weaver (Ray)
Congratulations to the following physics undergraduates:
Roman Chapurin, class of 2012, received a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, he received an Honorable Mention last year. Roman conducted research with Prof Gary Ihas and is currently at U. Colorado Boulder.
Matt Gilbert, a graduating senior, received an Honorable Mention this year. Matt conducts research in Prof Andrew Rinzler's group and has been accepted to Berkeley, Cornell, and many other premier graduate programs.
Joshua Achiam, a junior in Physics/Aerospace Engineering, received an Honorable Mention for 2013 Barry Goldwater Scholarship.