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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 2019 Apker Award Selection Meeting will be held on Friday, August 9th 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: Monday, June 8, 2020
The nomination should include:
The Selection Committee will evaluate candidates based on their scientific work and presentation, letters of nomination and support, academic transcript, and the engagement and leadership of the student in broader activities in the scientific community.
2020 Selection Committee Members: Roger Falcone (Chair), David Gross (Vice-Chair), Nima Arkani-Hamed, Sujit Datta, James Eckert, Eun-Ah Kim, Shelly Lesher, Geoffrey Lovelace, Paul Miller, Stephanie Moyerman, Talat Rahman
Non-Phd Institution Finalist
Ph.D. Institution Finalist
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.
Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.