(Posted April 8, 2013)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Juniata College chapter of the Society of Physics Students continues to set amazing standards for excellence as the club recently received the Outstanding Chapter Award for the past academic year 2011-2012 for the Zone 3 region from the club's national organization for the 13th year in a row.

The awards recognize the club's activities from the 2011-2012 academic year.

Advised by Matt Beaky, assistant professor of physics, and James 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 about 25 active members for the 2012-2013 academic year. The student leaders for Juniata's SPS chapter are as follows: Chris Arnold, president and a senior from Altoona, Pa.; Theresa Ginley, a senior from Gaithersburg, Md., and David Milligan, a senior from Eighty Four, Pa., co-vice presidents; Stephanie Frith, a senior from Sanatoga, Pa. and William McGrew, a senior from Beavercreek, Ohio, co-secretaries; and Timothy Berguson, a senior from Mansfield, Pa., is treasurer

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 several annual outreach events, including Physics Phun Night, an entertaining science demonstration held every spring in Alumni Hall in the Brumbaugh Academic Center.

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