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Mississippi State University Department ofPHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY

Department Accomplishments

2013

  • Joshua Winter - Alumni Association Early Career Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award
  • Dr. Mark Novotny - William L. Giles Distinguished Professor
  • Dr. Chuji Wang - Best Paper Award, Sensors (http://www.mdpi.com/1424-8220/13/2/2113)
  • Dr. Angelle Tanner - Arts & Sciences Researcher of the Month, June 2013

2012

  • Prajwal Mohanmurthy - Fellowship to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Dr. James Dunne - John Grisham Master Teacher
  • Dr. Mark Novotny - Dynasty Foundation Russian travel grant
  • Dr. Mark Novotny - Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • Dr. Donna Pierce - Faculty appreciation Award from MSU-IMAGE/NSBE
  • Dr. Lazarus Solomon - Faculty appreciation Award from MSU-IMAGE/NSBE
  • Dr. Wenchao Ma - Arts & Sciences Researcher of the Month, August 2012
  • Dr. Angelle Tanner - Selected as a National Academy of Sciences Kavli Fellow

2011

  • Dr. Paul Cuicchi - Inducted into Starkville High Hall of Fame
  • Dr. Chuji Wang - Arts & Sciences Research Faculty Award
  • Connie Vaughn - Arts & Sciences Research Support Staff Award
  • Dr. Mark Novotny - Outstanding Referee award by American Physical Society
  • Dr. Chuji Wang - Henry Family Dean's Eminent Scholar of Physics and Astronomy
  • Dr. Chuji Wang - Best Paper Award of the Year, IEEE Sensors Council (http://www.ieeesensors.org/files/2012/09/IEEE_Sensos_Council_Newsletter_15.pdf)
  • Dr. Dipangkar Dutta - Arts & Sciences Researcher of the Month, April 2011

2009

  • Dr. Seong-Gon Kim - Arts & Sciences Researcher of the Month, January 2009
  • Ram B. Yadav - Outstanding Graduate Student Performance Award, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society

2008

  • Dr. Paul Cuicchi - Starkville High School's STAR Teach
  • Dr. James Dunne - Henry Family Dean's Eminent Scholar of Physics and Astronomy
  • Dr. James Dunne - Arts & Sciences Researcher of the Month, September 2008

2007

  • MSU administrator honored as a 'leading business woman'- Sandra H. Harpole of West Point is part of the 2007 class of the Mississippi Business Journal's "Mississippi's 50 Leading Business Women."

2006

  • Dr. Wenchao Ma - Awarded the College of Arts & Sciences Henry Family Dean's Eminent Scholar on October 17, 2006
  • SPS - Wins Blake Lily Award for physics outreach link
  • Dr. Mark A. Novotny - Faculty Research Award
  • Dr. Cuicchi - Starkville High's STAR Teacher (for the 11th time!)
  • P. Andrew Anderson - Inducted into the Society of Scholars
  • SPS - wins Marsh W. White award (National SPS) link

2005

  • Brad N. Barlow - Undergraduate Student Research Award
  • Dr. David Ermer - Faculty Entrepeneur Award, A&S
  • Dr. Seong-Gon Kim - Inducted as full member of Sigmi Xi Society
  • Brad N. Barlow - Inducted into the Society of Scholars

2004

  • Dr. J. P. Lestrade - Presenter of the third Fred Elston Memorial Lecture on Gravitation link
  • Davis Herring - Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship link
  • Dr. P. Cuicchi - Named a 2004 Alumni Fellow of MSU link
  • Dr. P. Cuicchi - Starkville High School's STAR Teacher
  • Dr. Wenchao Ma - Faculty Recognition Award (MSU Alumni Association) for his research contributions link
  • Frances D. Carter - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship link
  • Dr. R. Torsten Clay - Ralph E. Powe award link
  • Dr. James A. Dunne - Schilling Special Teaching Project grant
  • Dr. Foley, Dr. Mzoughi, et. al. - WEBTOP named a finalist for the prestigious Pirelli Award link

2003

  • Dr. John Foley - George B. Pegram Award for creativity in teaching
  • Dr. P. Cuicchi - Named Outstanding High School Teacher by MSTA
  • Dr. J.P. Lestrade - Faculty Recognition Award link
  • Dr. Joe Ferguson - Honored for 35 years of service link
  • Dr. P. Cuicchi - Starkville High School's STAR Teacher
  • Dr. Sandra H. Harpole - Delta Kappa Gamma (Alpha Iota) Red Rose Award for contribution to education and the status of women in educational leadership roles

2002

  • Dr. Cuicchi - Mississippi Teacher of the Year link
  • Dr. Cuicchi - Starkville High School's STAR Teacher
  • Dr. Seong-Gon Kim - Ralph E. Powe Award link
  • Dr. Mark A. Novotny - Elected Member-at-Large of Division of Computational Physics (DCOMP) of the American Physical Society (APS)

2000

  • Dr. Mark A. Novotny - Elected Fellow of APS (through DCOMP)
  • Kurt Spurlock - Inducted into Society of Scholars
  • Dr. S. Harpole - Distinguished Service Citation, AAPT link
  • Dr. Leslie Bauman - NIWeek Outstanding Application in R&D Category for computer-based measurement and automation

1999

  • Dr. Sandra Harpole - Named an 'Outstanding Faculty Woman'
  • Sarah Phillips - MS State Goldwater Scholarship link
  • Dr. Leslie Bauman - HEADWAE Outstanding Faculty Member
  • Dr. Cuicchi - Achieves certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in Adult/Young Adolescent Science

1998

  • Dr. Irl Howell - George B. Pegram Award

1997

  • Dr. John T. Foley - Phil Hardin Foundation Technology Award
  • Dr. Sandra H. Harpole - Award For Excellence, Public Education Forum

1996

  • Dr. David L. Monts - Initiated into Phi Kappa Phi honorary society

1995

  • Dr. Joe Ferguson - George B. Pegram award for teaching
  • Dr. Sandra H. Harpole - Woman of Distinction, Alpha Iota Chapter of Zeta State, Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Dr. Mark A. Novotny - 'Distinguished Foreign Researcher Study Grant,' Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan

1994

  • Dr. Sandra H. Harpole - John Grisham Master Teacher
  • Dr. Leslie Bauman - ASME Best Poster Paper Presentation at MHD Symposium

1993

  • Dr. John T. Foley - Fellow of The Optical Society of America

1992

  • Dr. J. P. Lestrade - IBM Educational Software Design Award link