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November 2007 (Volume 16, Number 10)

Seven Apker Finalists Meet in Washington

APS Apker Award 2007 recipients
Photo by Shelly Johnston
The APS Apker Award is given annually for outstanding research by an undergraduate. Finalists are chosen in two categories: from institutions that award PhD degrees, and from institutions not awarding the PhD. The finalists meet with the selection committee for a day of interviews, which this year took place on September 16 in downtown Washington. The committee then recommends recipients in each of the two categories to the APS Executive Board. Shown in the picture are the seven finalists. Left to right: Stephen Poprocki (the College of Wooster); Scott Bender (Santa Clara University); Matthew Becker (University of Michigan); Silviu Pufu (Princeton University); Jeffrey Thompson (Yale University); Vernon Chaplin (Swarthmore College); and Bryce Gadway (Colgate University). The recipients of the Apker Award will be featured in the December APS News.

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November 2007 (Volume 16, Number 10)

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Seven Apker Finalists Meet in Washington
Physics Fans Get Chance to Win World's Smallest Trophy
2007 Nobel Prize Honors GMR Discovery
Eight Physicists Honored at November Division Meetings
Monica Plisch, Catherine Mader Join APS Education Team
Lidar, Laser Sperm Traps Highlight Annual OSA/DLS Meeting
From Researching the Universe to Running the University: The Physicist as President
National Summit Urges Commitment to Competitiveness
Media Fellows Bring Science to the Masses
2008 Prize and Award Recipients
Members in the Media
This Month in Physics History
Washington Dispatch
International News
Zero-Gravity: The Lighter Side of Science
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