December 7, 2022

Makhija Recognized Nationally for Student Mentoring

Assistant Professor of Physics Varun Makhija

Assistant Professor of Physics Varun Makhija

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) national office has recognized Varun Makhija as a nominee for its outstanding chapter advisor award.  The Society recognizes the annual award as “the most prestigious SPS award.” Of the hundreds of campus chapters nationally, less than a dozen chapter advisors receive nominee recognition yearly.  SPS serves as a catalyst for student support, identity and belonging, while also propagating informal programs that connect campus and community with science literacy.  The UMW SPS Chapter also received Outstanding chapter designations in 19-20 and 21-22, which place them in the top 10% nationally. The recipient of the Outstanding Advisor award will be announced on Oct. 8 at the national Physics Congress in D.C.