Prizes & Awards

The following prizes are awarded each year to scientists and students from California, Nevada & Hawaii for the outstanding work performed by their recipients and the groups and institutions they work with.

2015 Graduate Student Awards:

Kennedy Reed ($250) award Best Theoretical Research by a graduate student - 1st place
  • Brandon Kawata (CSU Long Beach) bkawata92@gmail.com
    Title: “An Examination of Physics Student Participation in an Online Group Homework Forum”
Kennedy Reed award ($125) Best Theoretical Research by a graduate student – 2nd place
  • Jessica Asbell (CSU Long Beach) jlasbell@yahoo.com
    Title: “Non-radial Modes of Oscillation in Neutron Stars and Quark Stars: Modes f, p and g”
Margaret Burbidge award ($250) Best Experimental Research by a graduate student – 1st place
  • David Russell (CSU Long Beach) darusse@prodigy.net
    Title: “Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties of Novel Double Perovskite Ca2ScOsO6”
Margaret Burbidge award ($125) Best Experimental Research by a graduate student – 2nd place
  • Alysson Vrielink (Stanford University) vrielink@stanford.edu
    Title: “Millimeter Wave Vacuum Electronic Devices Using Azimuthally Travelling Waves”

2015 Undergraduate Awards:

Helen Quinn award ($250) Undergraduate Research Theory – 1st place
  • Mikhael Semaan (University of Toledo and CSU Long Beach) mikhaelsemaan@yahoo.com
    Title: “Submonolayer Island Nucleation and Growth for Subdiffusive Random Walkers”
Helen Quinn award ($125) Undergraduate Research Theory – 2nd place
  • Nima Assad (UC San Diego) nassad@ucsd.edu
    Title: “Appeal of seesaw mechanism for neutrino mass in supersymmetric grand unified theories”
Steven Chu award ($250 each) Undergraduate Research Experiment – 1st place
  • Salman Kahn (UC Berkeley) kahn@berkeley.edu
    Title: “Control of rewriteable doping patterns in graphene/boron nitride heterostructures”
Steven Chu award ($125 each) Undergraduate Research Experiment – 2nd place
  • Mark Shelor (Hartnell CC) markshelor@earthlink.net
    Title: “Timing Measurements of Scintillator Bars with Silicon Photomultiplier Light Detectors”

2015 Poster Awards:

SPS Poster Award ($125 each)

Best undergraduate Poster
  • Gretel Mercado (UC San Diego) grmercad@ucsd.edu
    Title: “SDSS J1632+3505: A Possible Brown Dwarf Companion to a Nearby Main-Sequence Star””
Best graduate Poster
  • Walter Alvarado (CSU Long Beach) walt.alvarado@gmail.com
    Title: “Computational study of butyrylcholinesterase inhibition by dialkyl phenyl phosphate derivatives”

 

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