Two recognized for physics outreach

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On December 5, 2023

Two men receiving awards from Dr. Thomas Vojta.

Dr. Thomas Vojta, chair and Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Physics, presents Joel Peacher, left, and Mathew Pollard, right, with Outreach Awards.

Joel Peacher, a lecturer, and Mathew Pollard, a doctoral student in physics, are the recipients of the physics department’s inaugural Outreach Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to outreach activities that promote physics to children, S&T students and the general public.

Peacher and Pollard performed several liquid nitrogen demonstrations for school groups, organized STEM summer camps, assisted with the regional Science Olympiad, and hosted other events on and off campus.

“Their enthusiasm and dedication made physics exciting and inspired a new generation of scientists,” says Dr. Agnes Vojta, chair of the selection committee.

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