UW Physics Department Awards May 30, 2006Posted by gordonwatts in physics life, university.
All of us have various department committee assignments. My favorite is the Awards Committee (which I’m currently chair of). Professors nominate students, students nominate professors, and we cull the list down. And then we have a big dinner to celebrate! We get the award winners, other students, professors, and people who have helped the department out to join us for drinks and a pretty-darn-good salmon dinner. It was a great group this year! We’ve listed the award winners on our department web site, as well as a long description of the awards. There are also (gasp!) pictures. All the awards are financed either by direct donations or endowments, so it is especially cool when people who receive the award can actually meet with the people that donated the money (and if you want to help us out, contact me, there are several awards that could do with an endowment! ;-)).