Hard work pays off. That’s what a group of PSU physics students learned at a regional conference of the Society of Physics Students in April.
The students, Amie Beggs, Chris Ward, Robert Gilmore, and Merab Basilaia, presented their work, titled “MBBA and 5CB liquid crystal phase transitions,” and were awarded the top prize at the event for their scholarly effort.
“The students have worked very hard for several months to collect the data, stitch together their presentation, and their hard work paid off,” said Serif Uran, who is a professor in the Department of Physics and the group’s adviser.
The Society of Physics Students is a national organization that promotes programs, resources and opportunities that encourage greater participation in the community of physics.