University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Physics

Student Honors and Awards

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University Honors - such as cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude awarded, respectively, to the top 10%, 4%, and 1% of students in each graduating class.

College Honors - involves an independent research project within the Department of Physics that is directed by a faculty member. The research project, which requires 6 credits of independent research, culminates in an Honors Thesis. The student receives 6 credits of HONORS-PHYSICS on his/her transcript as well as receiving recognition at Honors Day in April. Eligible students are invited by the department to participate in this program. Interested students should inquire about possible research opportunities at the end of their junior year.

Sigma Pi Sigma Honor Society - undergraduate students who have completed five physics courses with an overall GPA in the top third of their class are eligible for nomination to membership in the Sigma Pi Sigma national honor society.

Albert D. Crowell Award - for outstanding undergraduate experimental research in physics. The Crowell award is given to a senior physics major demonstrating promise in experimental physics through a research or laboratory project.

David W. Juenker Prize - for outstanding scholarship in physics. The Juenker prize is awarded annually to a senior physics major for performed outstanding service to the department and their fellow majors as well as to those who have achieved an outstanding academic record. Recent recipients have gone on to graduate schools (often after completing their Master's degree at UVM) like M.I.T., Stanford, Cornell, RPI, and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.

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