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Rhodes’ Society of Physics Students Recognized for Outreach

Publication Date: 8/22/2013

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) once again has awarded the Rhodes chapter its Blake Lilly Prize. This honor recognizes SPS chapters and individuals who make a genuine effort to positively influence the attitudes of school children and the general public about physics.

Rhodes also received the award in 1999, 2011 and 2012.

This year, Rhodes along with five other schools—Abilene Christian University, Central Washington University, College of Wooster, Hartnell Community College and University of Louisville—received the Blake Lilly Prize.

“Our SPS chapter is one of the most active chapters in the country. We have been selected as an outstanding chapter for our four-state region (AR, MS, LA and West TN) for 14 consecutive years,” says Dr. Brent Hoffmeister, chair of the Rhodes Department of Physics. “One of the hallmarks of our chapter is activity in science education outreach. The Blake Lilly Prize is a very nice recognition of these efforts.

View outreach efforts by the Rhodes chapter on the SPS website.

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