Three Juniata Students Awarded American Institute of Physics Scholarships
(Posted May 25, 2021)
HUNTINGDON, Pa. — Three Juniata College students have been awarded scholarships by the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the flagship national physics organization.
Juniata’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS), which operates within the AIP, has been recognized with the Outstanding Chapter Award each year for the past 22 years.
“Juniata was the only college nationally to have three students recognized. This is a testament to the quality of our students as well as the mentorship and guidance they receive from our committed and talented faculty," said James Borgardt, William W. Woolford Professor of Physics and chair of the physics department.
“Juniata was the only college nationally to have three students recognized,” said James Borgardt, William W. Woolford Professor of Physics and chair of the physics department. “This is a testament to the quality of our students as well as the mentorship and guidance they receive from our committed and talented faculty.”
Of the three Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — American Institute of Physics Scholarships (LLNL) given this year, two were awarded to Juniata students, Elyzabeth Graham ’22 and Emma Moreland ’21.
The LLNL scholarship was created to encourage the study of physics and the pursuit of high scholarship. Preference is given to those who are traditionally under-represented in physics, including women, and exemplifies the national laboratory’s commitment to academic and social engagement while helping to build a diversified workforce for the global community.
Graham, from McKinney, Tx., is studying physics and Russian. She will serve as the co-president of Juniata’s SPS chapter during the 2021-2022 academic year.
Moreland, from Lebanon, Pa., is studying engineering physics. She served as president of Juniata’s Women in Physics (WiP) club and was on Juniata’s women’s soccer team.
Joseph Tanguay ’22 was awarded a Society of Physics Students Leadership Scholarship.
The Society of Physics Students Leadership Scholarship recognizes students who represent excellence in the undergraduate study of physics and are leaders within their SPS chapter.
Tanguay, from Middletown, Pa., is studying engineering physics and secondary education. He plans to become a high school teacher.
The AIP awards approximately 20 national awards and scholarships annually. These award excellence in scholarship, and SPS outreach, and participation, and are highly competitive. In addition to its awards program, AIP supports the profession with government fellowships and undergraduate scholarships, and teaching awards. AIP honors outstanding achievements in excellence in physics and raises public awareness of the contributions that physicists make to society.
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