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Physics Awards Spring 2018

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Physics Awards Spring 2018


Thursday, May 3, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Marshak Science Building,
Room 418N
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Physics Department
Awards Presentation


Zemansky Introductory Physics Prize
Martin A. Tiersten Scholarship
Harry Soodak Scholarship
Dr. Sidney Millman Scholarship
Dr. Jerry A. Gelbwachs Scholarship
Graduating with Research Honors
Sonkin Medal
Michio Kaku Award for Theoretical Physics
Bernard Hamermesh Scholarship
Ward Medal

AWARDS AND AWARDEES
Zemansky Introductory Physics Prize
recognizes outstanding scholarship in the
Introductory Physics courses 20700 or 20800

Hamaz Alawlaqi, 20800 EP, Nominated by Prof. Tu
Oren Ben-Meir, 20700 MM4, Nominated by Prof. Chang
Andrew Betz, 20700 MM and 20800 ST4, Nominated by Prof. Punnoose
Yashoma Boodhan, 20800 ST4, Nominated by Prof. Punnoose
Cindy Chee, 20800 EP, Nominated by Prof. Tu
Chieh-Huang Chen, 20800 ST4, Nominated by Prof. Punnoose
Ethan Chiu, 20700 LL, Nominated by Prof. Tu
Louis Christopulos, 20700 ST, Nominated by Prof. Schmeltzer
Binod D.C., 20700 1XB3, Nominated by Prof. Franco
Ayoub Diouri, 20700 BB, Nominated by Prof. Hedberg
Alexandros Gloor, 20700 BB, Nominated by Prof. Hedberg
Simon N. Heimowitz, 20800 EP, Nominated by Prof. TuYingjie Huang, 20700 MM, Nominated by Prof. Chang
Gazi Inkiyad, 20800 GH3, Nominated by Prof. Punnoose
Daniel I Jimenez, 20700 LL, Nominated by Prof. Tu
Eric Kolbusz, 20700 BB4, Nominated by Prof. Falk
Alan Lau, 20700 MM, Nominated by Prof. Gersten
Benjamin R. Margulies, 20800 CC2, Nominated by Prof. Gersten
Stefan Oppers, 20700 BB, Nominated by Prof. Hedberg
Amitesh Prabhudayal, 20700 1XB, Nominated by Prof. Franco
Merrill Etienne Preska Steinberg, 20800 CC4, Nominated by
Prof. Gersten
Naman Pujari, 20800 CC, Nominated by Prof. Gersten
Stephen J. Riesenberg, 20800 GH, Nominated by Prof. Punnoose
Hira Tariq, 20700 BB, Nominated by Prof. Hedberg
Rublya Tasnim, 20800 GH3, Nominated by Prof. Punnoose
Jia Hui Weng, 20700 MM4, Nominated by Prof. Chang
Jonathon A White, 20700 BB, Nominated by Prof. Hedberg

Martin A. Tiersten Scholarship
Recognizes the students with the highest performance in
Mechanics, Physics 35100:
Peter Fields


Harry Soodak Scholarship
Presented to the outstanding junior Physics major who wants
to pursue a career in physics:
Kevin Becker


Dr. Sidney Millman Scholarship
Presented to the junior Physics major demonstrating high
potential:
Panaglotis Anastasiou


Dr. Jerry A. Gelbwachs Scholarship
Awarded to the Physics major demonstrating academic
excellence and high potential to benefit society:

Merna Youssef

Research Honors
For graduation with Research Honors in Physics:
Steven Alsheimer, Mentor: Prof. M. Tamargo (Chem)
Ethan Bendau, Mentor: Dist. Prof. R. Alfano, Dr. L. Shi
Christopher K. Chong, Mentor: Prof. R. Messinger (CUNY Energy Inst.)
Rian Koots, Mentor: Assoc Prof. S. Franco (Physics)
Ryan Lanzetta, Mentor: Prof. A. Polychronakos
Anastasia Spiridonova, Mentor: Asst. Prof. B. Tiburzi (Physics)
Nicolas Yehya, Mentor: Prof. D. Eisele (Chem)
Jason Yu, Mentor: Asst. Prof. B. Tiburzi (Physics)

Sonkin Medal
Presented to the graduating Physics major who has demonstrated
the best performance in the physics laboratory
courses and/or in experimental research:
Rian Koots


Michio Kaku Award for Theoretical Physics
Recognizes the outstanding graduating Physics major who has
demonstrated some of the skills, knowledge, technique and
imagination necessary for a successful Theoretical Physicist.

Ryan Lanzetta


Bernard Hamermesh Scholarship
Recognizes the outstanding graduating Physics major who has
demonstrated some of the skills, knowledge, technique and
imagination necessary for a successful Experimental Physicist.

Nicolas Yehya

Ward Medal
Presented to the graduating Physics major with the highest
grade point average in Physics and Mathematics courses:

Ryan Lanzetta, Anastasia Spiridonova


Congratulations to all!