(Posted March 14, 2016)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College chapter of the Society of Physics Students again received the Outstanding Chapter Award for the past academic year 2014-2015 for the Zone 3 region from the club's national organization for the 17th year in a row.
The awards recognize the club's activities from the 2014-2015 academic year.

Advised by Jim Borgardt, professor of physics, the club competed for the honor in Zone 3, which includes colleges and universities from all of Pennsylvania and parts of Delaware and New Jersey.

The Juniata chapter has more than 20 active members for the 2013-2014 academic year. The student leaders for Juniata's SPS chapter are as follows: Bradley Spayd, a senior from Altoona, Pa., is president; Mara Zimmerman, a senior from Los Angeles, Calif., is vice president; Tyler Hershey, a senior from Willow Street, Pa. is treasurer and Charlton Exley, a junior from Royerton, Pa.

In addition, the Women in Physics student club received a $500 grant from the American Physics Society to support outreach efforts such as a thriving tutoring program, and several annual outreach events, including Physics Phun Night, an entertaining science demonstration held every spring in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Academic Center.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.