Department of Physics Student Awards

a male student presents a poster on physics
a male student presents a poster on physics

The Physics department gives the following awards each year. They are presented at the annual Awards Convocation at the end of the spring term.

Award for Excellence in Physics by a First-Year Student

A cash award given to the first-year student exhibiting the highest achievement in physics course and laboratory work.

Research Award in Physics

A cash award given to a student who has excelled in independent research in physics.

Physics Department Award

A cash award to the student who has shown outstanding dedication to the discipline of physics as exhibited by service to the department, participation in events that foster an interest in physics, and the promotion of an attitude of service towards fellow students, colleagues, and the public.

William Spandow Scholarship in Physics

A scholarship award given to a sophomore or junior physics major exhibiting outstanding academic achievement in both physics and all other coursework. 

Mac Armour Physics Fellow

To continue its long history of involvement of undergraduate students in physics-related investigations, this award provides a summer stipend for research in the physics department. Mac Armour Physics Fellows work on innovative projects in the field and share the results of their work with the Rhodes community to inform and inspire their peers.

Past Physics Department Award Recipients

 

Award for Excellence in Physics by a First-Year Student

Research Award in Physics

Physics Department Award

William Spandow Scholarship in Physics

Mac Armour Physics Fellow


2022
Triet Ho
Grace Nehring
 
Nolan Brown Olivia Kaufmann Eliza Howard Ben Wilson
Blake Lawler

2021

Blake Lawler

Zhen Yu Kairos Wong

Will Newman

Tommy Peters

Giuliana Hofheins

Finn Giddings

Nolan Brown

Eliza Howard

2020

Nolan Brown

Eliza Howard

Duc Hoang

Doni Thomas

Anna Murphree

Nolan Brown

Will Newman

2019

Mark Ellenberger

Anna Murphree

Evan Main

Savannah King

Aubrey Gray

Tommy Peters

2018

Duc Hoang

Yi Song

Eleanor Hook

Zachary Wall

Anna Murphree

2017

Savannah King

McKenna Davis Matthew Huber

Matthew Huber

Eleanor Hook

Jo Ankersen

Yi Song

2016

Zachary Wall

Anthony To

Peyton Marshall

Matthew Huber

Eleanor Hook

2015

McKenna Davis

Mark Sellers

Luke Spinolo

Catherine Miller

Jordan Meyer

Anthony To

McKenna Davis

Eleanor Hook

Anthony To

Blake Wilkerson

2014

Taichen Leo Zhou

Joseph McPherson

Morgan Smathers

Mark Sellers

Luke Spinolo

 

2013

Catherine Miller

Duan Yutong

Joseph McPherson

Luke Spinolo

 

2012

Luke Spinolo

Stephanie Milazzo

Nicholas Badger

Duan Yutong

 

2011

Joseph McPherson

Joshua Fuchs

Stephanie Milazzo

Anne Wilson

 

2010

Duan Yutong

Brad Atkins

Elizabeth Hook

Stephanie Milazzo

 

2009

Stephanie Milazzo

Jenna Smith

Joshua Fuchs

Brad Atkins

Andrew Foss-Grant

 

2008

Lulu Li

David Welch II

Jennifer Thompson

Michael Towle

Jenna Smith

 

2007

Andrew Foss-Grant

David Johnson

Mark Scott

Jennifer Thompson

David Welch

 

2006

Jenna Smith

John Janeski

Paul Sinclair

David Johnson