Sigma Pi Sigma Inductees
Sigma Pi Sigma (http://www.sigmapisigma.org/) is the National Honor Society for Physics majors. Buffalo State College Physics inducts new members at the annual awards banquet. Members include
- 2011: Aaron Sprow
- 2010: Melissa Chudyk, Stephen Clement
- 2009: Steven Wilser
- 2008: Joseph Steiner, Alex Benns
Sweet Scholarship Winners
- 2012: Hope Genco, Raymond Hutchings, Jacob Oddy, Michelle Pascolini, Tim Schuler, Bridget Torsey
- 2011: Tony Galbier, Josh Naughton, Carrie O'Donel, Steve Tarasek, Brian Torsey
Physics Department Annual Awards
|2012||not awarded||Aaron Sprow||not awarded||Aaron Sprow||Bryan McGowan||Steven Tarazek|
|2011||Stephen Clement||Stephen Clement||Melissa Chudyk||Alyssa Cederman||Laura Lang||Matthew Guminiak|
|2010||Alyssa Cederman||Steven Dutter||Stephen Wilser||Melissa Chudyk, Stephen Clement||Matthew Bergey||Steven Dutter|
|2009||Emily Genco||Steven Wilser||Joseph Steiner||Yianna Fantrazzo||Emily Genco||Joseph Steiner|
|2008||Yianna Fantrazzo||Joseph Steiner||Alex Benns||Aaron Anderson||Carlene Schwartz||Aaron Anderson|
|2007||Alex Benns||Griffin Harmon||--||Griffin Harmon||Neil Miller||Brian Graves, Neil Miller|
|2006||Rose Langhans||Matt Coia||Neil Miller||Ryan Heary|
|2005||Ryan Heary||Yianna Fantrazzo||Brian Janke|
|2004||Brian Janke||Ryan Heary|
In 2010, Gerri Lysarz-Fiorella and Ed Gleason made one-time donations which were awarded to Dan Gomez and Yianna Fantrazzo respectively.
Dewayne Beery Physics Scholarship Award This award provides money toward tuition for a Physics major (amount may be split to provide more awards as warranted) who has completed at least 18 credit hours in physics. The award(s) will be based on academic achievement and/or financial need, as circumstances dictate. The faculty of the Physics Department will make the selection annually before the end of the spring semester, and the award will be credited to the recipient’s student account toward tuition for the following semester.
VernonBullough Memorial Physics Award Given to the Physics major with the highest GPA. The recipient must have junior or senior status.
Misri Lal & Laxmi Devi Rustgi Memorial Award Fund In Physics One award should be given each year to the Physics major with the highest cumulative GPA. Candidate must have completed at least five semesters of Physics program at Buffalo State College. Candidate must have achieved a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5. It is given to a student who has performed research by themselves or with a faculty mentor. Candidate must be a Physics major at Buffalo State College. The successful candidate is entitled to the award one time only. Transfer students are not eligible.
The James W. Wells Award In Physics To give an annual award to an undergraduate student determined to be hardworking in the field of Physics. Applicant must be enrolled full-time in an undergraduate program, both at the time of the selection and during the period covered by the scholarship. Applicant must have completed at least 18 credits in Physics and have a 3.0 GPA or higher prior to receipt of the award. Through curricular and extra-curricular accomplishments as established through superior effort and dedication to the learning, research, and/or teaching of Physics, as recommended by the Chair of the Physics Department. This award is to be presented at the annual Physics Department banquet.
Physics Service Award Given by the department, for outstanding contributions to the Buffalo State Physics community.
Association of Old Crows (AOC) Award Each year, AOC provides a scholarship to one of our physics majors nominated by the chair of Physics. The AOC is an electronic warfare organization. The "Old Crows" name emerged from the first use of electronic warfare during the Battle of Britain (WWII). The Allied Radio Countermeasure operators used the code name "Ravens" and military jargon later changed "Ravens" to "Crows."