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New physics faculty member Michael Rogers conducted an installation of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national physics honor society at Ithaca College on April 27.

Rogers (inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma at SUNY-Geneseo in 1993) passed on the charter to physics chair Dan Briotta and then led the induction by transferring his membership to Ithaca College. The following students and faculty were then inducted based on their academic excellence and dedication to physics:


  • Matrika Bhattari
  • Natalie Burek
  • David Drollette
  • Matt Hodgson
  • Eric Leibensperger
  • Kyle McMann
  • Jay Schuren
  • Phil Slingerland
  • Matthew Sprague
  • Alex Williamson
Faculty members
  • Daniel Briotta
  • Beth Clark Joseph
  • Luke Keller
  • Michael Rogers (transfer from SUNY-Geneseo to IC)
  • John Schwartz
  • Bruce Thompson
Founded in 1921, Sigma Pi Sigma is a member honor society of the Association of College Honor Societies. Our society has some 75,000 historical members. Election to Sigma Pi Sigma gives lifetime membership.

Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics; to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels; to promote an attitude of service of its members toward their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics. Sigma Pi Sigma's mission is not completed in the induction ceremony with the recognition of academic accomplishment. In the four dimensions of honor, encouragement, service, and fellowship, the mission of Sigma Pi Sigma takes a longer view.

Contributed by Susanna Stumpe

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