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Juniata Chapter of Society of Physics Students Receives Award

(Posted February 5, 2007)

Jim Borgardt, associate professor of physics, received the Outstanding Chapter Adviser Award from the Society of Physics Students national organization.

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently received the Outstanding Chapter Award for the past academic year 2005-2006 for the Zone 3 region from the club\'s national organization for the eighth year in a row.
Advised by James Borgardt, associate 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. Borgardt also was voted Outstanding Chapter Adviser for the club in 2006. The Juniata chapter has about 20 active members for the 2004-2005 academic year. The president of the club this year is Dan D'Orazio, a junior from Orangeville, Pa.; Alison Earnhart a junior from Mercer, Pa., is vice president; Cameron Sklavos-Gillette, a junior from Sparta, N.J., is treasurer; and Brenton Forshey, a junior from Hollidaysburg, Pa., is secretary.
The Juniata chapter was singled out for a thriving tutoring program, its physics research and its outreach efforts in Huntingdon and surrounding communities. The club holds two annual outreach events: Mall Physics, held each fall at a local mall in the area.; and Physics Phun Night, an entertaining science demonstration held every spring in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Academic Center.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.