(Posted January 21, 2002)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College chapter of the Society of Physics Students recently received the Outstanding Chapter Award for 2000-2001 for the Zone 3 region from the club's national organization for the third year in a row.

Advised by James Borgardt, assistant 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 about 20 active members. The president of the club this year is George Gehring, a junior from Reading; Erika Ward, a senior from Aston, Pa., is vice president; Erin Skoda, a junior from New Kensington, Pa., is secretary; and Beth Masimore, a senior from York, Pa., is treasurer.

The Juniata chapter was singled out for its outreach efforts in Huntingdon and surrounding communities. The club holds two annual outreach events: Mall Physics, at the Logan Valley Mall in Altoona, Pa.; and Physics Phun Night, an entertaining science demonstration held every spring in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Science Center.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.