It was announced that the UW-Eau Claire Society of Physics Students Chapter was designated as a 2013 Notable Chapter.
Please check out the full list of winners on the SPS website:http://www.spsnational.org/programs/awards/2013/oca.htm
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program
Thomas Nevins, a junior Physics major from Chippewa Falls, has been selected as a recipient of a 2013 Goldwater Scholarship.
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program was established by Congress in 1986 to honor Senator Barry M. Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years of service in the U.S. Senate.Its goal is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists,mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students whointend to pursue careers in these fields.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Career Pathways Project
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) Career Pathways Project elected the UW-Eau Claire Physics and Astronomy Department for a site visit, which occurred February 2012. Their report states "The site visit team was both impressed and inspired by this visit. The Eau Claire Physics Department faculty and staff are clearly committed to helping students succeed in physics regardless of career or graduate school ambition and academic potential."
Read the full report here.