Physics Department Inducts New Members into Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society


Nine students were recently inducted into the Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society which is part of the Society of Physics Students organized by the American Institute of Physics.  Sigma Pi Sigma recognizes superior scholarship in physics, encourages and stimulates scientific work, and brings those interested in physics into a closer association. Through election to Sigma Pi Sigma, distinctive achievement and high scholarship in physics are recognized and celebrated.  These students were inducted at a Physics Scholarship luncheon held on Friday, May 6, 2011, at the K-State Student Union in the Flinthills Room.    

Sigma Pi Sigma Inductees

Michael Bauer, Manhattan, KS; Majors: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Minor: Physics

David Calhoun, Manhattan, KS; Major: Electrical Engineering, Minor: PhysicsAriele Daniel, Olathe, KS; Major:  Physics; Minor: Geography and Journalism & Mass Communication

Ya Gao, China, Major:  Math and Physics

Samuel Haugland, Leawood, KS; Major:  Physics

Ian Knox, Manhattan, KS; Major: Mechanical Engineering, Minor: Physics

Nicholas Rome, Lone Tree, CO; Major: Electrical Engineering, Minor: Physics

Aaron Schmidt, Wichita, KS; Majors: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Minor: Physics

Adam Summers, Lenexa, KS; Major: Math and Physics



Current Students Previously Inducted

Kevin Arpin, Randolph,KS; Majors: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Minor: Music

Jacob Belden, Wichita,KS; Majors: Physics and Pre-Med

Benjamin Berry, Wichita, KS; Grad School, Physics

Simon Bolding, Garden City, KS; Grad School, Engineering

Matt DeCapo, Kansas City, MO; Majors: Architectural Eng. and Natural Resources & Environmental Science and Physics

Jeffrey Hicks, Emporia, KS; Grad School, Engineering

Nels Hotvedt, Lawrence, KS; Major: Physics

Chelsi Kovala, Manhattan, KS; Grad School, Elec. Engineering

Anthony Lang, Olathe, KS; Major: Computer Engineering

Adam Lesser, Lecompton, KS; Major: Education

Shane L. Scott, Dodge City, KS; Major: Math and Physics

Eric Weber, Wichita, KS; Major: Education