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Society of Physics Students earns national award for community service

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Randolph’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) recently earned the 2016-17 Blake Lilly Prize from the national Society of Physics Students organization. The prestigious award recognizes the Randolph chapter’s community outreach efforts and dedication to physics education. The award was named in honor of Blake Lilly, a graduate student in atmospheric sciences at... READ MORE >>

Student physics organization receives National Outstanding Chapter award

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The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter award for the ninth-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2015-2016 academic year. Fewer than 8 percent of chapters are awarded this honor each year. “Being recognized by... READ MORE >>

Randolph professor a finalist for national award

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Randolph College physics professor Peter Sheldon was one of just 11 educators in the nation to be named a finalist for the Society of Physics Students (SPS) Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. Sheldon was nominated for the award by the students he supervises in Randolph’s SPS chapter. Zach Vernon ’18, Randolph SPS chapter president, said Sheldon... READ MORE >>

Randolph’s Society of Physics Students named national Outstanding Chapter

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The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter award for the eighth-straight year. Presented by the national SPS organization, the designation honors the group for its activities during the 2014-2015 academic year. “Being recognized by the national committee is significant for us,” said Peter Sheldon, a Randolph... READ MORE >>

Society of Physics Students earns national recognition again

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This is the 7th year in a row that the Randolph chapter of the Society of Physics Students has won the Outstanding Chapter award.... READ MORE >>

Randolph physics students organization wins national award

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been recognized again as one of the best SPS chapters in the nation. This month, the national society honored the Randolph chapter with an Outstanding SPS Chapter Award. Fewer than 10 percent of SPS chapters, or about one per state, receive this designation.... READ MORE >>

Physics Club Wins National Award

The Randolph College chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has been named an Outstanding Chapter by the National Society of Physics Students for 2008-2009. This is the fourth national Outstanding Chapter award for the club, having earned the honor in 2004-05, 2005-06 and 2007-08. “We have an outstanding group of students who are... READ MORE >>

Physics Students Teach Cub Scouts the Science of Speed

Members of the Randolph College Society of Physics Students spent their Saturday morning with the Cub Scouts of Pack 48. They conducted a hands-on workshop, applying the lessons of physics to build faster Pinewood Derby race cars. A longtime scouting tradition, the Pinewood Derby challenges scouts to build a wooden race car from a standard... READ MORE >>