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David Bohm Undergraduate Physics Major Award

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Mr. Jason Bartell was the first ever recipient of the newly announced ‘David Bohm Undergraduate Physics Major Award’ presented at a Spring 2011 colloquium.

This new prize “Recognizes a graduating senior Physics major who has excelled academically and who has made contributions to Penn State outside the classroom in areas such as research or service to Penn State at the department, College, or University level.” Jason was awarded the prize for his outstanding academic performance while here at Penn State, his substantial research achievements, and for having been SPS Vice-President for two years. Jason was second-author on a recent Physical Review E article entitled “Low-velocity granular drag in reduced gravity’ along with Dan Costantino (now a member of the PSU Physics instructional staff), Krysten Scheidler (a recent PSU undergraduate who now teaches high school in Chantilly, VA) and their faculty research Prof. Peter Schiffer. Next Fall, Jason will be attending graduate school at Cornell University, in their applied Physics program.