The Department of Physics and Astronomy honored several students, faculty, and staff for their achievements on April 26 at the 2022 Awards Colloquium in 301 VAN.
Here is the program for the awards colloquium, including a list of students who graduated in December 2021 and candidates for graduation in May and July 2022.
Brian D. Strayer & Richard L. Rairden Scholarship in Physics: Andrew Milne (renewal)
James A. Van Allen Award: Joshua D. Doucette, Maxwell R. Herrmann, Laura Weiler (pictured left to right with Jane Nachtman)
Myrtle K. Maier Scholarship: Melissa Peters (renewal), Juliana Karl
Undergraduate Scholar Award: Cole J. Dorman, John C. Momberg, Salvatore Quaid
Waldo Edward & Martha Althaus Smith Memorial Award: Zach Vig
John & Elsie Mae Ferentz Research Fund: Will Golay, Salvatore Quaid
Andrew Nelson Undergraduate Research Prize: Zachary Vig, Hank Hammer
Dare to Discover: Joshua Doucette, Laura Weiler
Charles A. Wert Scholarship: Mary Haag, Avi Kaufman
James A. Van Allen Research: Jacob Andrews, Thomas Bruner
G. William Pfeiffer & Marilyn M. Maltby Scholarship: Jacob Fruchtman
Goertz/Nicholson Memorial Scholarship: Sean Gunderson
John & Stacey Wahl Scholarship: Samantha Watkins
Pfeiffer Family Scholarship: Cecilia Fasano (pictured with Vince Rodgers)
Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award: Arran Gross
NASA Space Technology Graduate Research Opportunities Fellowship: Jared Termini
Ballard & Seashore Dissertation Fellowship: Ashok Tiwari
Universities Research Association Award: Ohannes Kamer Koseyan
Iowa Space Grant Consortium Fellowship: Cecilia Fasano
Outstanding Service to the Graduate Program Award: Cecilia Fasano, Arran Gross
Phi Beta Kappa Society
Astronomy: John Momberg. Physics: Aditya Desai, Philippe Jay, John Momberg, Nicholas Morrow.
Hancher-Finkbine Medallion: Kathy Kurth
Mary Louise Kelley Staff Excellence Award: Chris Piker
Mary Jo Small Staff Fellowship Award: Dale Stille
Longevity Awards: Kathy Kurth - 45 Years of Service, Dale Stille, 35 Years of Service; Joseph Groene, 30 Years of Service; Jeremy Faden, 25 Years of Service; Scott Bounds and Ianos Schmidt, 20 Years of Service.
Post Doc Awards
URA Visiting Scholar: Dr. Kenneth Heitritter
Post-Doctoral Research Scholar/Fellow Excellence Award: Dr. Rachael Filwett
OVPR Scholar of the Year Award: Professor Greg Howes
CLAS Collegiate Scholar Award: Professor Jasper Halekas
CLAS Dean's Scholar Award: Professor Allison Jaynes
IEEE Magnetics Society 2022 Distinguished Lecturer: Professor Michael Flatté
Gregory Howes - Promotion to Full Professor
Jasper Halekas - Promotion to Full Professor
Allison Jaynes - Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure
Three undergraduates gave presentations on their research projects:
Cole Dorman: "The Development of the MAGIC Magnetic Screening Apparatus"
Salvatore Quaid "Geodesics in Thomas-Whitehead Projective Gravity"
Laura Weiler: "CCSD-FS-GPR: a method for reducing finite size error in periodic coupled cluster theory for metals"