Congratulations to Patrick Herron (BS Physics senior) who was recognized as the 2023 Outstanding Physics Senior, the honor that recognizes good academics, significant research achievements presented at CSU and nationally, and tangible service contributions to the department, SPS, and physics outreach to the general public. In addition, Patrick received the 2023 Undergraduate Physics Teaching Award for his work as a teaching assistant for our introductory undergraduate teaching laboratories.
Patrick has been involved with the CSU chapter of SPS for years as a secretary, outreach coordinator, and president, organizing local events such as Physics Olympics, Jeopardy, and outreach events at a couple of schools: BioMed Academy in Rootstown OH, and Bath Elementary at Bath OH. He also was a part of the CSU delegation SPS to the PhysCon 2022 in Washington DC. In addition, Patrick has been a dedicated undergraduate researcher in Streletzky’s lab who already has a peer-reviewed manuscript based on his research accepted for publication. His oral research presentation "On the Importance of Direct Measurements of the Specific Refractive Index for Microgels and Micelles" won the Future of Physics Days Recognition Award at the 2023 March Meeting of the Society of Physics Students in Las Vegas, NV. Patrick will be pursuing an MS in Physics at CSU as a part of 4+1 program and plans to go into industry upon completion of his degree. He would prefer to continue in a research setting while working with his hands from time to time.
Image courtesy of the APS, you can find the article here.