Every 2011 physics graduate from St. Bonaventure University has been inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society.
“It’s quite unusual to have every graduate inducted,” said Jerry Kiefer, chair of the Physics Department at St. Bonaventure. “But they’re all certainly deserving. They were tremendous students.”
Inducted into the university’s chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma were Courtney E. Bosse of Carmel, Ind.; Jacob R. Donius of Alfred Station; Steven M. Gearhart of East Aurora; John W. Hasper of Great Valley; and Troy D. Mulholland of Dewittville.
All five graduates will be entering graduate school this fall, studying fields such as physics, biomedical engineering, materials science and astrophysics.
Inductees to the society must demonstrate outstanding scholastic achievement both in physics and in their overall programs of study.
Founded in 1921, Sigma Pi Sigma is a member honor society of the Association of College Honor Societies. The society has approximately 75,000 historical members. Election to Sigma Pi Sigma is a lifetime membership.
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