Awards

Weinreich Memorial Award

Originally known as the Outstanding Physics Major Award, this award was renamed to honor the memory of Stephen Weinreich who received it in 1982. The award is made to a senior physics major who demonstrates leadership through academic performance and service and has achieved academic distinction. The recipient's name is engraved on a plaque and a science-related book of interest to the student is awarded.

Stephen Weinreich Memorial Award Recipients

Christopher Johlie
2016
Kirsten Blagg
Demetrious Kutzke
2015
Kelsey Meinerz
2014
Kyle Kimminau
Abigail SearfossSihui Yang
2013
Rebecca McAuliffe
2012
Peter Bolgert
2011
Christopher Langlo
Sarah Reiff
2010
Cyrus Vandrevala
2009
Sean Krzyzewski
2007
Jennifer Bustamante
Benjamin Rizzo
2006
Nicolas A. Nelson
2003
Daniel J. Kelley
1999
Joleen M. Kugi
1994
Jonathan T. Filter
James C. Phillips
1993
Peter A. Santi
1992
Bill K. Fester
1991
Anne C. Schaefer
1988
James P. Vitha
1986
Stephen J. Mosier
1984
Stephen C. Jensen
Stephen K. Weinreich
1982
David J. Kinzer
1981
Paul D. Lett
1980
Michael G. Cherney
1979


Karioris Award

The Karioris Memorial Student Award was established to honor the memory of Mr. Frank G. Karioris, a member of the Marquette University physics faculty for forty five years. This award has several purposes:

  • To keep the memory of Professor Karioris' friendship and collaboration alive among his students and coworkers,
  • To recognize and encourage the values and qualities he lived by: faith in God, respect for the dignity of every colleague and student, interest in a broad range of human wisdom and experience, an intellectual drive to understand and demonstrate clearly the physical laws of nature, tenacity and hard work in achieving goals, delight in sharing his knowledge and understanding with others, love for teaching.
  • To honor and assist outstanding and deserving students who have a love for physics and a motivation to succeed professionally in this field.

This award is made to a junior physics major who fulfills these criteria and has achieved academic distinction. The recipient's name is engraved on a plaque and a science-related book of interest to the student is awarded.

Karioris Award Recipients

Demetrious Kutzke
2014
Kelsey Meinerz
2013
Abigail Searfoss
2012
Peter Bolgert
2010
Christopher Langlo
2009
Jennifer Bustamante
2005
Andrew S. Nencka
2003
Christopher V. Sloane
2001
Jason D. Schmidt
1997
Daniel J. Magestro
1994


Sigma Pi Sigma

Sigma Pi Sigma is the Physics Honor Society. It 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 towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public; to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics.

The Marquette University Chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma was initially installed in 1947 and about 330 members have been inducted.

2010-Present Inductees

2016 Inductees:

Ryan Howell, Class of 2017
 
Matthew Hughes, Class of 2018
 
Dr. Brian Bennett, Faculty

2015 Inductees:

Christopher Johlie, Class of 2016
 
Austin Kopitzke, Class of 2015
 
Mari Luepke, Class of 2016
 
Laura Pincombe, Class of 2016

2014 Inductees:

Kristen Blagg, Class of 2015
 
Johannes Christian, Class of 2014
 
William Condon, Class of 2014
 
Demetrious Kutzke, Class of 2015
 
Henry Le, Class of 2015
 
Nick Lopez-Canelas, Class of 2015
 
Mike Nichols, Class of 2015

2013 Inductees:

David, Anaya, Class of 2013
 
Melissa Budelier, Class of 2013
 
Klesey Meinerz, Class of 2014
 
Leo Nugraha, Class of 2014
 
Gavin Rank, Class of 2014
 
Alex Seiner, Class of 2014
 
Jesse Vogeler - Wunsch, Class of 2014
 
Wei Wu, Class of 2014

2012 Inductees:

Benjamin Calvopina, Class of 2012
 
Timothy Gee, Class of 2012
 
Kyle Kimminau, Class of 2013
 
Preston Koch, Class of 2013
 
Jeffrey Maltas, Class of 2012
 
Abigail Searfoss, Class of 2013
 
Sihui Yang, Class of 2013
 
William Hirsch, Faculty

2011 Inductees:

Erin Kaprelian, Class of 2012
 
Rebecca McAuliffe, Class of 2013
 
Daniel Olsen, Class of 2013
 
Patrick Welch, Class of 2013

2010 Inductees:

Peter Bolgert, Class of 2012
 
Michael Osterman, Class of 2011
 
Jonathon Priem, Class of 2011
 
Thomas Romza, Class of 2011
 
Randy Wolfmeyer, Faculty

 

2001-2009 Inductees

2009 Inductees:

Michael Heim, Class of 2009
 
Christoper Langlo, Class of 2010
 
Andrew Smith, Class of 2010
 
Cyrus Vandrevala, Class of 2010

2008 Inductees:

Brianne Bolan, Class of 2009
 
Sarah Reiff, Class of 2010

2007 Inductees:

Ziqi Dai, Class of 2007

2006 Inductees:

Jackie Arvidson, Class of 2006
 
Sabrina Dechene, Class of 2006
 
Brian Kaster, Class of 2007
 
Sean Krzyzewski, Class of 2007
 
Kevin Weiler, Class of 2006

2005 Inductees:

Jennifer Bustmante, Class of 2006
 
Adam Hinkle, Class of 2006
 
Michael Poellmann, Class of 2006
 
Ben Rizzo, Class of 2006
 
Ruth Howes, Faculty
 
Andrew Kunz, Faculty
 
Christopher Stockdale, Faculty
 
Melissa Vigil, Faculty

2004 Inductees:

Benjamin Nitti, Class of 2005

2003 Inductees:

Alexander Buob, Class of 2003
 
Chad Quandt, Class of 2004
 
Matthew Wiesner, Class of 2003

2002 Inductees:

Nicolas Nelson, Class of 2003
 
Andrew Nencka, Class of 2004
 
Dong Chan Vu, Class of 2003

2001 Inductees:

Peter Kleb, Class of 2002
 
Patricia Schaefer, Class of 2002
 
Christopher Sloan, Class of 2002


Outstanding Teaching Assistant

This award is presented to a senior teaching assistant who has shown both excellence in teaching and remained a consistent leader while serving as a TA in the physics department. This award recognizes the dedication, effort and ability to share knowledge with others while serving as a TA. The recipient's name is engraved on a plaque and a science-related book of interest to the student is awarded.

Outstanding TA Award Recipients

Amanda Neumann
2016
Nathaniel Helminiak
 
Michael Nichols
2015
William Condon
 
Alexius Metten
2014
Maureen Ricken
2013
Preston Koch
2012
Michael Ostermann
2011
Ryan Webster
2010
Brianne Boland
2009
Matt Desteffen
2008
Ryan Lemminger
2007