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The LeRoy Apker Award recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, and provides encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Two awards are presented each year, one to a student from a Ph.D. granting institution, and one to a student from a non-Ph.D. granting institution. The award consists of $5,000 for the recipient, $5,000 for their undergraduate institution's physics department to support undergraduate research, a certificate, and reimbursement for travel to an APS meeting to give an invited talk.
Six finalists are selected to present their research for the Apker Award Selection Committee. The 2018 Apker Award Selection Meeting will be held on Monday, August 13th in Washington, D.C.. Each of the finalists will receive an honorarium of $2,000, $1,000 for their undergraduate institution's physics department to support undergraduate research, reimbursement for travel to the selection meeting, and a certificate.
The award was established as a memorial to LeRoy Apker through an endowment donated by Jean Dickey Apker.
Nominations are open to students at colleges and universities in the United States who were enrolled as undergraduates during at least part of the 12-month period preceding the submittal deadline. Only one graduate may be nominated per department. The candidate should have completed or be completing the requirements for an undergraduate degree with an excellent academic record and should have demonstrated exceptional potential for scientific research by an original contribution to physics.
Deadline: Friday, June 8, 2018
The nomination should include:
2018 Selection Committee Members: Laura Greene (Chair), Sujit Datta, Eugene Demler, Joel Franklin, Eun-Ah Kim, David W. Miller, Paul M. Miller, Stephanie Moyerman, Talat Rahman
2018 Finalists: Eric Cooper, Pomona College; Madelyn Leembruggen, University of Cincinnati; Elise LePage, Hamilton College; Connor Occhialini, University of Connecticut; Nicholas Sherman, University of California, Davis; Zhongying Yan, Bryn Mawr College
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.