Achievements of Undergraduate and Graduate students recognized at School of Science Commencement brunch.

The G. Howard Carragan Award (1961): An annual award based on the income from funds contributed by friends and former students of Professor Carragan, the prize is awarded to a senior in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy for outstanding scholarship. Andrew Horning

The J. Lawrence and Gertrude Katz (2001): The J. Lawrence and Gertrude Katz award in Physics was established in 2001. This award is presented to the student selected as the outstanding graduating senior receiving a Bachelor of Science in Physics. Maia Marchetti

The Nadia Trinkala Service Award (2012): Established by Diane and Michael Trinkala in memory of their daughter, is given to a Physics or Applied Physics student who has made significant contributions to the community and quality of life at Rensselaer and in City of Troy. Victoria Butler

The Rensselaer Class of 1902 Research Prize (1927): The Class of 1902 Research Prize, established by the Class of 1902.  It is awarded at Commencement to the senior in the School of Science or Engineering who has completed two semesters of undergraduate research and who presents the best research results culminating in a written report, submitted paper, or thesis. Thomas Merkh, Mathematical Sciences/Physics, Applied Physics, & Astronomy

The Robert Resnick Award: Awarded to an undergraduate student majoring in Physics or Applied Physics for academic achievement. Thomas Merkh

The Hillard B. Huntington Award (1976): Friends and former students of the late Hillard B. Huntington, professor emeritus of Physics, established the prize.  It is awarded at Commencement to an outstanding graduate student in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy. Panagiotis Karampourniotis

The Paul S. Ho (2010): Established in 2010, by Dr. Paul S. Ho, is awarded to an outstanding graduate student enrolled in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy. Brian Frey

The Walter Eppenstein '52 Graduate Teaching Assistant Award (1991): Established by friends and colleagues of Walter Eppenstein, Professor Emeritus of Physics, to honor his many contributions to education at Rensselaer. It is awarded to one or two graduate students for outstanding contribution to our teaching program in the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy. Anthony Yoshimura