The Department is proud of the 2020 graduates. The Department wishes them the very best as they go forward in their lives and careers.
In the Spring, the Department gave out its annual awards for academic excellence, research achievements, service to the following students:
Dougherty Memorial Award: Joseph Summers
Horan Physics Award: Andrew Ducharme
Gerst Memorial Award
Freshman: Kaleigh O’Brien, Michael Harris
Sophomore: Grace Bratrud, Luke Ignell, Christopher Nguyen
Junior: Ryan Bonate, Zalia Cook, Serena Watson
Senior: Symon Kasperek
Service Award: Brendan O’Donnell, Maegan Gibbons
Sigma Pi Sigma: Joe Summers, Andrew Ducharme, Kaleigh O’Brien, Michael Harris, Grace Bratrud, Luke Ignell, Christopher Nguyen, Ryan Bonate, Zalia Cook, Natalie West, Jonathon Staunton, Mariano Gonzalez, Joe Mazich, Collin Dannheim, Luke Ignell, Joe Mazich, Josh Washington, Mary Woloszyn, Symon Kasperek, Serena Watson
The Loyola College of Arts and Science awarded the following physics students with Mulcahy Fellowships, which are proposal-based awards to support their research with faculty in 2020-2021. Loyola Physics students have been successful in earning these research fellowships.
|Student||Faculty Mentor||Project Title|
|Grace Bratrud||Dr. Walter Tangarife||Phenomenology of Fuzzy Dark Matter|
|Zalia Cook||Dr. Bo Polak||Combatting Invasive Species with Electric Barriers|
|Luke Ignell||Dr. Walter Tangarife||Black holes and the membrane paradigm|
|Jack Kraus||Dr. Walter Tangarife||The relic abundance of dark matter|
|Josh Washington||Dr. Jon Bougie||Modeling a Robust Electrical Barrier to Deter Invasive Species|
The College also recognized two Physics faculty as finalists for its annual Sujack Family Awards for teaching and research excellence. Dr. Bo Polak (Master Teacher) and Dr. Brian Cannon (Master Researcher). This was Dr. Polak's second time to receive this award. Department faculty have now been recipients of this award twelve times since 1994.