The Elias Burstein Prize – Zhuoliang Ni, Wei-Shao Wei
Provided from an endowment established by friends, colleagues, and students of Elias Burstein, upon his retirement as Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics on June 30, 1988. Awarded to the graduate student in Condensed Matter Physics judged by the Physics Department to have a made a significant contribution to our understanding of the subject.
Arnold M. Denenstein Prize – Anna Kofman
Provided from an endowment established by the family, friends, and colleagues of Arnold M. Denenstein to honor his memory and his contributions to science. Awarded annually to a graduate student, judged by the Physics and Astronomy Department, who shows the most promise of becoming and outstanding experimental physicist.
William E. Stephens Prize – Samuel Goldstein, Abigail Timmel
Provided from an endowment established by the family and friends of the late Williams E. Stephens, pioneer nuclear physicist, former Chair of the Physics Dept., former Dean of
The College, and a faculty member of the University of Pennsylvania for nearly forty years. Awarded annually to the graduating physics major who has demonstrated, during the course of his or her undergraduate course work, the most promise for a successful career as a scientist, based on overall performance in all aspects of the undergraduate program as judged by members of the Physics and Astronomy faculty. W. E. Stephens served the Dept. of Physics and the University with distinction from 1942 until his death in 1980.
Thomas H. Wood Prize – Jasleen Gill, Samuel Lee
Awarded annually to the undergraduate student in introductory physics who has demonstrated, during the course of their undergrad coursework, the greatest proficiency in assimilating the concepts of physics, based on overall performance in all aspects of the undergrad program as judged by members of the physics faculty.