Each year, the Physics Department honors students for their outstanding work and contributions to the program.

LU Physics Research Award

This award honors a senior physics major who has contributed the most to an active, ongoing research program within the Department.

  • 2019: Lucas Myers
  • 2018: Aedan Gardill & John Mangian
  • 2017: Clayton Ristow
  • 2016: Rachel Lindley
  • 2015: Daniel Martinez Zambrano
  • 2014: Joseph Cullen
  • 2013: Karl Mayer
  • 2012: Brian Van Hoozen
  • 2011: Faraz Choudhury

J. Bruce Brackenridge Prize

Awarded to an outstanding junior physics major with a strong academic record and great promise for continued work on physics.

  • 2019: Willa Dworschack
  • 2018: Lucas Myers
  • 2017: Aedan Gardill
  • 2016: Christopher Kiehl
  • 2015: Rachel Lindley
  • 2014: Ashley Coenen
  • 2013: Michael Van De Graaff
  • 2012: Karl Mayer
  • 2011: Zhe Zhang
  • 2009: Robert Neiderriter
  • 2008: Mackenzie Van Camp
  • 2007: Russell Geisthardt
  • 2006: Bao Ha
  • 2005: Rupesh Silwal
  • 2004: Lauren Kost
  • 2003: Matthew Dietrich
  • 2002: Suzanne Witt
  • 2001: Quinn Marksteiner
  • 2000: Angela Kopp & Cindy Regal
  • 1999: Paul Kondratko
  • 1998: Eric Moore
  • 1997: David Dostal
  • 1996: Todd Thompson
  • 1995: David Robertson

LU Physics Service Award

This award honors a senior physics major whose extracurricular efforts have enhanced the environment and community within the Department.

  • 2019: Emma Fletcher & Sabrina Loehrke
  • 2018: John Mangian & Aedan Gardill
  • 2017: Cody Poole
  • 2016: Owen Cook
  • 2015: Erika Roedl
  • 2014: Michael Wennerstrom
  • 2013: Aaron Wright
  • 2012: Melissa Klocke
  • 2011: Bradley Bodee

LU S.I.N. (Sir Isaac Newton) Award

This award goes to the most innovative problem solver in Computational Mechanics during the past year.

  • 2019: Adrian Birge
  • 2018: Stephen Deeter
  • 2017: Lucas Myers
  • 2016: Anh Hoang Trong Nam
  • 2015: Cody Poole & Clayton Ristow
  • 2014: John Hosmer-Quint
  • 2013: Jack Dempsey
  • 2012: Cooper Sinai-Yunker & Michael Van De Graaff
  • 2011: Alex Patterson