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Student Awards

Feynman Book Award to Outstanding Introductory Physics Student

The Feynman Lectures are the go-to introductory textbook in physics. Full of original insights and covering a wide range of topics, these books capture Feynman’s unique way of thinking about physics. The Feynman Book Award is given to the top student (or students) based on their achievements during the first two years of work in the introductory physics sequence.

2018 - Sean Richardson
2017 - Amber Perry & Evelyn Hunsberger
2016 - Noah Benjamin
2015 - Katie Kowal & Irene Duba
2014 - Ali Brauer
2013 - Colin Gavin
2012 - Katie Brennan
2011 - Alaina Green
2010 - Analise Rodenberg
2009 - Jonathan Perry-Houts
2008 - Yunjie Zhao
2007 - David Brenman
2006 - Rowena Held
2005 - Kasandra Jorgensen & Brian VanKoten
2004 - Dmitrys Gurkins
2003 - John Worst
2002 - Nick Henry & Jessica Reynolds
2001 - Sarah Budd & Colin Trail
2000 - Simon Sponberg
1999 - Alison Smilely & David Smith
1998 - Robbie Broadhurst & Seth Purdy
1997 - Jessica Robins
1996 - Anthony Lopez
1995 - Joshua Calkins
1994 - Marc Saxowsky
1993 - Sang Hyun Kim
1992 - Rachel Eppinga & Adam Johnston


Taylor Norcross Award for Distinction in Experimental Physics

In 1972,Taylor Norcross graduated from Lewis & Clark College. He had a remarkable talent for experimental work and attended a graduate program at Washington State. Tragically, Taylor developed cancer and died in the prime of his life. The Taylor Norcross Award is given to a graduating senior who excels in experimental physics and whose promise for future work follows the path that Taylor began.

2018 - Gerrick Hegarty
2008 - Scott Henderson
2007 - Alan Worf
2003 - Paul Thomas
2001 - Wendy Hansen
1999 - Sean Robinson
1998 - Colby Jurgenson
1995 - Robert Bristol