Poland wins it!
Poland Seminary High School emerged as the winner of the 34th annual YSU Physics Olympics.
Poland, 1st, 145 points
Hickory, 2nd, 134 points
West Branch, 3rd, 117 points
Lakeview, 4th, 105 points
For complete results, go to the Physics Olympics Page
(Thanks to Sharon Schroeder for the photos and movie.)
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Congratulations to 2013-14 Physics & Astronomy Scholarship Recipients
Six majors received scholarships during the annual YSU Honors Convocation and Awards Banquet.
Mike McMaster, left, was awarded the Albert A. Guerrieri Jr. Memorial Scholarship, and Josh Petrus, right), received the Frank M. Clark Award.
Victoria Centofanti, not pictured, received the Dr. Ronald A. Parise Memorial Scholarship.
From left, Mike Baker, Connor Hetzel, and Davidson Lu, each received an award from the John and Lina Moteff Scholarship.
In addition, Dr. Tom Oder received a Distinguished Professorship Award in the category of Service.
The YSU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students has elected new officers for the 2013-14 academic year.
President - Mike Aviles
Vice President - Mike Baker
Secretary - Connor Hetzel
Treasurer - Mike McMaster
Dr. Mike Crescimanno is the faculty sponsor.
Welcome Jill Mogg to the world of physics (and astronomy)
Jill Mogg has taken on the task of the new administrative assistant in the Physics & Astronomy office. She has tranferred from Upward Bound, a federally-funded program to support Youngstown City high school students in their preparation for college.
An 8-year employee of YSU, Jill has an associate's degree in computer science and a bachelor's in general studies. She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes husband Dave and three children, Emily, 22; Conor, 21; and Hannah, 16.