2011 AEP Commencement
On Sunday, May 29, 2011, Cornell University’s Commencement ceremony was held at Schoellkopf Stadium. Immediately following, the graduates of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics met in the new Physical Sciences Building to receive their diplomas and partake in the AEP commencement reception. Frank Wise, professor and director of AEP, delivered this years address, and he reminded us all why the graduates of the School of Applied and Engineering Physics have so much to be proud of.
This year there were 47 recipients of Bachelor of Science Degrees in Engineering Physics, 8 recipients of Master of Science Degrees in Engineering Physics, and 6 recipients of Doctor of Philosophy Degrees in Applied Physics. Eighty-percent of the graduating class graduated with honors.
Friends and families gather in the atrium of the Physical Sciences Building at the start of the reception.
AEP graduates, all in a row.
Frank Wise, Professor and Director of AEP, congratulates the graduates.
Various awards and prizes were also given; the recipients are as follows:
Trevor R. Cuykendall Teaching Assistant Award: Julia Mundy
Trevor R. Cuykendall Outstanding Senior Award: Nishant George and Michael Shu
David Delano Clark Award (awarded annually to a Master of Engineering student for best MEng Project): Brian Abbett
Dorothy and Fred Chau Award (awarded to an Engineering Physics student for excellence in undergraduate research): Belinda Pang
Dorothy and Fred Chau Project Supervisor Award: Professor Michael Lawler
William Nichols Findley Award (awarded annually to an Engineering Physics or Physics student for an exceptional research paper): Adam Bartnik
Paul Hartman Prize in Experimental Physics: Nathan Bogdanowicz
Henri S. Sack Memorial Award (awarded for excellence in experimental physics): Jesper Kristensen