Physics Students Chapter Wins Award for Sharing Science With Public

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) has awarded the Rhodes chapter its 2014 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, 2012 and 2013.

The University of Central Arkansas and College of Wooster are the other 2014 recipients.

In addition to large-scale outreach events, the Rhodes chapter maintained weekly interaction with area schools throughout the year. Annual events, such as a pumpkin drop and presentations at Rhodes’ Rites to Play, were balanced with monthly astronomy open houses. This year’s events also included a Physics Field Day and participation in the Global Space Balloon Challenge.