UW-River Falls Students Inducted into Physics Honor Society

March 27, 2012--Eleven University of Wisconsin-River Falls students were inducted into the UW-River Falls Chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national honor society for physics, on March 23.

Students inducted include:
Derek Bauer of Hudson, Noah Biros of River Falls, Peter Brudzinski of Woodbury, Minn., Joseph DeCarlo of Stillwater, Minn., Daniel Frank of Deer Park, Jedith Hanson of Kennan, Sharon King of Farmington, Minn., Thomas Lengyel of Loretto, Minn., Jacob Olson of Trego, William Ryan of St. Paul, and Matthew Schmitt of Somerset.

The society formed in 1921 to recognize academic achievement in the study of physics, to encourage interest in physics, and to promote an attitude of service of its members. The UWRF chapter has inducted 386 members since it was chartered in 1975. Chapter advisor is physics Professor Earl Blodgett.

Members of the UWRF chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma have gone on to careers in physics, engineering, teaching, medicine and an amazing range of different career paths. They are all linked in a common fellowship, however, based on a passion for physics honed at UWRF.

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