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3 years in a row, Society of Physics students named outstanding chapter

Recently, Austin Peay State Universitys chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was named the Outstanding Society of Physics Students chapter for the third consecutive year.

In early February 2007, Dr. Spencer Buckner, associate professor of physics and SPS adviser, received a notification letter from Gary White, national SPS director, who thanked Buckner for the time and energy he devotes to his students and their betterment.
Recently, Austin Peay State University's chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was named the Outstanding Society of Physics Students chapter for the third consecutive year.

In early February 2007, Dr. Spencer Buckner, associate professor of physics and SPS adviser, received a notification letter from Gary White, national SPS director, who thanked Buckner for the time and energy he devotes to his students and their betterment.

“This award is a testament to your personal leadership skills as much as it is an acknowledgment of your chapter's superior performance,” White said.

The selection is based on the number and quality of the group's activities in physics research, public service, physics tutoring programs, hosting/representing SPS at physics meetings and providing social interaction for chapter members.

This year, APSU has 60 undergraduate physics majors.

For more information about the award, contact Buckner by telephone at (931) 221-6241 or by e-mail at buckners@apsu.edu. For more information about the APSU Department of Physics and Astronomy, visit the department Web site, www.apsu.edu, and click on physics under Index. -- Dennie B. Burke