Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution
To honor a physicist whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to physics and who has contributed substantially to the professional development of undergraduate physics students. The prize consists of a $5,000 stipend to the prize recipient and a separate $5,000 unrestricted grant for the research to the prize recipient's institution. An additional allowance will be provided for travel expenses to the APS meeting at which the prize ceremony will take place, and a certificate citing the contributions by the recipient. The prize is presented annually.
Establishment & Support
The prize was established in 1984 by a grant from the Research Corporation for Science Advancement, a private foundation for the advancement of science and technology.
Rules & Eligibility
The prize will be given to a physics faculty member at an undergraduate institution. The recipient will have been recognized as contributing substantially to physics research and providing inspirational guidance and encouragement of undergraduate students participating in this research. A nominee must be from the faculty of a predominantly undergraduate institution in the United States. The nominee's department may offer a program leading to a masters degree but shall not have a doctoral program in physics. Nominations are active for three years.
In addition to the normal requirements for an APS Prize or Award, nominations for this Prize should also include a publication list that highlights student co-authors, including whether these students are high school, undergraduate or graduate students.
Nomination & Selection Process
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are especially encouraged.
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2015 Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution Recipient:
L. Donald Isenhower
Abilene Christian University