Sigma Pi Sigma Inducts Two

Students honored for academic achievement in physics


Two students were inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma, the international physics honor society, on April 20, 2009.

Peter Sheldon, associate professor of physics, welcomed the following new inductees...

  • Cheridan Harris
  • Iva Gerasimenko

Current students who were previously inducted into Sigma Pi Sigma include...

  • Wai Sze Cheung
  • Stephanie Marie Lyons
  • Tiffany Lacey Paonessa
  • Katrina Erika Wiechmann

A chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma, the national honor society in physics, was established in 1999. Sigma Pi Sigma is an honor society which operates within the Society of Physics Students. Sigma Pi Sigma nurtures a spirit of professional community among its members. Students elected to membership must attain high standards of general scholarship and outstanding achievement in physics. Membership is not limited to physics majors, but is open to anyone who has met the standards and who has demonstrated an interest in physics.

The ceremony took place as part of Randolph College’s Honor Society Joint Induction, a celebration of student academic achievement across a variety of disciplines. Honor societies in chemistry, classics, communication studies, economics, English, physics, political science, psychology and sociology, as well as Phi Beta Kappa, all inducted their new honorees at the event.