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Reiff SPARCProfessor of Physics and Astronomy Patricia Reiff receives EPO Award from AGU
Space Plasma Physicist and Professor of Physics and Astronomy Patricia Reiff received the Space Physics and Aeronomy Richard Carrington (SPARC) Education and Public Outreach Award of the American Geophysical Union.
P&A Top ProducerRice a top producer of physics PhDs
The American Physical Society recently published on its website a list of departments who have educated the largest numbers or fractions of physics degrees in a variety of categories. Rice is one of the top producers of physics PhD's in total and under-represented minority physics PhD's in particular.
Kevin Strecker PrizeEndowed Prize in Memory of Kevin Strecker
In memory of Kevin Strecker, who earned his Ph.D. from the Rice University Department of Physics and Astronomy in 2004, the Kevin E. Strecker Award has been established in the Department of Physics and Astronomy to recognize the most outstanding Master’s thesis each year. Funds are being raised to endow the award.