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Former physics prof to be honored with room-naming ceremony

APSU is celebrating the career of a former physics professor and researcher with a room named in her honor.

Sara Wood Boercker will be recognized with a room-naming ceremony at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Sundquist Science Complex, APSU.
APSU is celebrating the career of a former physics professor and researcher with a room named in her honor.

Sara Wood Boercker will be recognized with a room-naming ceremony at 4 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20, in the Sundquist Science Complex, APSU.

Boercker was a member of APSU's physics faculty from 1959-77, serving as chair of the department from 1970-77. As one of the department's earliest members, she created and taught many of the upper-level physics classes. She initiated summer research participation programs for APSU physics majors at Oak Ridge National Laboratories and helped the University obtain two major grants from the National Science Foundation, including “Physics, the Program for Teachers.” Boercker also was elected to the executive board of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

After leaving APSU, Boercker served as project leader at the Institute for Energy Analysis in Oak Ridge, conducting studies for the Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy.

The public is invited to join in celebrating the career of an outstanding former professor.

To R.S.V.P. for the event, please telephone the University Advancement Office at (931) 221-7127.
—Rebecca Mackey