APS News

November 2006 (Volume 15, Number 10)

APS Interviews Apker Finalists

The APS Apker Award is given annually for outstanding research by an undergraduate. Finalists are chosen in two categories: from institutions that award PhD degrees, and from institutions not awarding the PhD. The finalists meet with the selection committee for a day of interviews, which this year took place on September 11 at SLAC. The committee then recommends recipients in each of the two categories to the APS Executive Board.
Shown here are six of the seven finalists. They are (l to r): Hugh Churchill (Oberlin), Matthew Pellicione (RPI), Inna Vishik (Stanford), Benjamin Heidenreich (Amherst), Huanqian Loh (MIT), and Timothy Cronin (Swarthmore). Shown here are six of the seven finalists. They are (l to r): Hugh Churchill (Oberlin), Matthew Pellicione (RPI), Inna Vishik (Stanford), Benjamin Heidenreich (Amherst), Huanqian Loh (MIT), and Timothy Cronin (Swarthmore). The seventh finalist, Stephanie Moyerman of Harvey Mudd, was in Europe on a fellowship, and was prevented from returning to the US by the conditions of the grant. The committee conducted her interview via teleconference from London. The recipients of the 2006 Apker Award will be reported in the next issue of APS News.

Photo credit- Diana Rogers, SLAC

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Articles in this Issue
APS Task Force Recommends Ways to Better Serve Industrial Members
New Website Targets a Broader Audience
Fellowship Nominations Go Electronic
April Plenary Speakers Set
APS Interviews Apker Finalists
Mather, Smoot Share 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics
NRC Releases AMO Physics Report
Mass Media Fellows Reflect on Summer Science Writing Experience
NAS Study Finds Barriers Remain for Women Physicists
AIP Survey Finds Increase in Physics Degrees
Ninety Years of Optics Innovation Highlight 2006 Laser Science Meeting
ETS Announces Newly Revised GRE Test
Nine Physicists Honored at November Division Meetings
Letters
Viewpoint: Back to School
Inside the Beltway: Innovation and competitiveness is the people’s business.
The Back Page
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Zero-Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
Zero Gravity: Puzzle Answers