2016 Graduating Class

The 2015-2016 graduating class in physics is:

  • Hallie Stidham
  • Jake Brooks
  • Rodrigo Catalan Hurtado
  • Junjie Liao
  • Matthew Carnaghi
  • Nick Kasle
  • Zachary Vacco

Seven graduates is at the 70th percentile among 500 bachelor’s only physics degree programs in the U.S.

At our annual Awards Day event, during which we recognize graduating seniors and hand out awards to our top students, each senior was given a pair of alligator clips (a department tradition) and a 3D-printed Szilassi Polyhedron in celebration of the completion of their undergraduate physics studies. Two seniors were announced as the winners of our departmental awards: Hallie Stidham – SPS Chapter Service Award and Rodrigo Catalan-Hurtado – Outstanding Academic Achievement. Although we are sad to see them go, we are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of this year’s group of graduates, and we can’t wait to see what awaits them in the future.