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Drexel Society of Physics Students Recognized for Outreach Efforts

February 28, 2013

Society of Physics Students 2012-2013

Drexel’s Society of Physics Students (SPS) received the American Institute of Physics’ Marsh W. White Award in support of their outreach initiatives with middle and high school students. The Chapter will put the award towards the creation of a “physics carnival” to demonstrate the science behind the midway—from centripetal force and velocity to energy and kinematics. The carnival will be unveiled at a number of local secondary schools, as well as at the Philadelphia Science Festival and Drexel’s Kaczmarczik Lecture and open house for high school students on April 15th.

This is the Chapter’s seventh consecutive win of the Marsh W. White Award since 2007. They were also recently awarded the Future Faces of Physics Award for their proposal “Engaging Girls in Physics: Expanding Horizons through Outreach to All-Girls Schools.”

To learn more about Drexel’s Society of Physics Students, visit their webpage or contact one of the Society’s officers.