Honors and awards

Each year, Physics Illinois recognizes student excellence at a special awards banquet. In 2016, the Thirty-Sixth Physics-on-the-Campus Luncheon was held at the Alice Campbell Alumni Center Ballroom on Wednesday, April 27. Many of the awards are made possible through the generous support of our alumni.

Pianist Robert Osiol (a graduating senior in physics) creates musical ambience for the event.
Pianist Robert Osiol (a graduating senior in physics) creates musical ambience for the event.
Physics undergraduate students visit before the awards ceremony. Pictured clockwise from upper left are Matthew Bergschneider, Isaac Carrasquillo, Austin Graf, Katrina Litke, Alex Papak, and Cassandra Arrenz.
Physics undergraduate students visit before the awards ceremony. Pictured clockwise from upper left are Matthew Bergschneider, Isaac Carrasquillo, Austin Graf, Katrina Litke, Alex Papak, and Cassandra Arrenz.
Head of Department and Professor Dale Van Harlingen congratulates physics undergraduate student Isaac Carrasquillo.
Head of Department and Professor Dale Van Harlingen congratulates physics undergraduate student Isaac Carrasquillo.
Katrina Litke poses with Head of Department and Professor Dale Van Harlingen during the ceremony. Litke was recognized with several awards during the ceremony.
Katrina Litke poses with Head of Department and Professor Dale Van Harlingen during the ceremony. Litke was recognized with several awards during the ceremony.
2015 Award Luncheon
After the meal, Head of Department and Professor Dale Van Harlingen begins the ceremony with words of welcome
Professor Douglas Beck, Professor Julia Shelton,  graduate student Cameron McKinney, and Professor Liang Yang visit with one another before the awards ceremony
Professor Douglas Beck, Professor Julia Shelton, graduate student Cameron McKinney, and Professor Liang Yang visit with one another before the awards ceremony
Associate Head for Graduate Programs and Professor Lance Cooper congratulates graduate student Mehdi Roein-Peikar
Associate Head for Graduate Programs and Professor Lance Cooper congratulates graduate student Mehdi Roein-Peikar
Graduate Student Angela Barragan-Diaz poses with department head Dale Van Harlingen
Graduate Student Angela Barragan-Diaz poses with department head Dale Van Harlingen