Sigma Pi Sigma Inducts New Members
Published on May 10, 2018
The Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society inducted seven new members on May 1, 2018 on campus.
The inductees included Brett Conti Phys’20, Karla Miletic Phys’20, Gopal Goberdhan Phys’20, Alyssa Petroski Phys’20, Stefan Hofmeister Phys’19, Austin Vantrease Phys’19, and Dr. Bill McWatters, a science teacher at Octorara High School.
The event, supported by a 2018 Sigma Pi Sigma Project Award from he American Institute of Physics, honored students who superior scholarship in physics and good character. The organization encourages an interest in physics among students and encourages service to fellow students, colleagues, and the public while providing fellowship of those who have excelled in physics.
Sigma Pi Sigma was founded as a local honor organization at Davidson College, NC, on December 11, 1921. In 1968, ΣΠΣ joined with the American Institute of Physics Student Sections to form the Society of Physics Students, within which it now operates. Today, it is national in scope, with over 500 active chapters across the country and over 70,000 members inducted since its inception. It is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Notable members include Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, John Bardeen, Leon Lederman, Edwin Land and Robert Ballard.