Sigma Pi Sigma Induction 2013
A&M-Commerce Physics & Astronomy Inducts Students into Physics Honor Society
The Department of Physics and Astronomy chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) inducted four top-performing students and two faculty into Sigma Pi Sigma, the Physics Honor Society. Pictured above in the front row are Carlos Mendoza ('13), Jessica Zimmerman ('14), and Andrew Dahir ('13). In the back row are Dr. William Newton, Dr. Kurtis Williams, and Jacob Stahl ('13). The Faculty Advisor of SPS is Dr. Kurtis Williams.
Sigma Pi Sigma honors outstanding scholarship in physics at the college level. To be admitted into the organization, candidates must be a physics major or minor with at least a 3.25 overall grade point average and a 3.00 grade point average in 16 credit hours of physics courses.
Founded in 1921, Sigma Pi Sigma is a member honor society of the Association of College Honor Societies. Having more than 75,000 members, Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics, to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels, to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public, and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics.