IWU Physics professor wins research award

The American Physical Society (APS) announced yesterday that Indiana Wesleyan University’s Dr. Warren Rogers, professor and Blanchard Chair of Physics, is the 2018 recipient of the Prize for a Faculty Member for Research in an Undergraduate Institution. 

The prize, established in 1984, honors a physicist whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to physics. Awardees must also contribute substantially to the professional development of undergraduate students. The prize consists of a $5,000 stipend to Rogers and an additional $5,000 unrestricted grant for the research to Indiana Wesleyan University.

Rogers was chosen based on his “essential contribution to the exploration of atomic nuclei beyond the neutron drip line and his conception and continued leadership of the Conference Experience for Undergraduate program.” Rogers earned a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Rochester. Since the fall of 2016, he has been the Blanchard Chair of Physics at IWU, an endowed position to promote physics and the integration of faith and science at IWU. In this position, Rogers works to attract students to the Physics program and lead the development of research in the Physics department.

“The School of Physical and Applied Sciences at IWU has been blessed by having Warren Rogers join our physics faculty last fall,” from Dr. John Lakanen, executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. “He brings a long and distinguished career of serving students through teaching, mentoring and undergraduate research. This American Physical Society Prize is a great honor for Warren and we are so proud!”

Rogers will formally accept the award at the April APS meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

For more information on the IWU Division of Natural Sciences, visit www.iwuscience.com.

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