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Physics Students and Faculty Win Awards

Publication Date: 3/13/2012

At the recent American Association of Physics Teachers national meeting, the Society of Physics Students presented Rhodes Professor Brent Hoffmeister with the national Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award.

Three physics majors also presented their research at this meeting—Rui Li ’14, Evan Nelsen ’12 and Stephanie Milazzo ’12 (pictured l-r).

Milazzo presented her honors research on ultrasonic characterization of bone done under the supervision of Prof. Hoffmeister and won a prize for outstanding poster presentation. Li presented the results of her research in Prof. Ann Viano’s lab investigating the effects of radiation treatments on the molecular alignment in joint implant polymers and won a prize for outstanding oral presentation.

The AAPT meeting in Ontario, California showcased over 600 presentations by physics teachers and students from across the nation.


Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a private, coeducational college of liberal arts and sciences. It aspires to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world.

Tags: Faculty, Honors, Research, Science, Students


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