College inducts five new members into Physics Honorary

Before Marietta College’s students left campus for the Christmas break, the College’s chapter of Sigma Pi Sigma inducted five new members into its prestigious honorary.

The students inducted in the ceremony were: Xiao Yue Ni ’12 (Beijing, China), Ashley Parker ’12 (Zanesville, Ohio), William Vance ’12 (Wilmington, Ohio), Jennifer Kachel ’13 (Woodsfield, Ohio) and Shelby Lee ’13 (Galloway, Ohio).

Sigma Pi Sigma honors outstanding scholarship in physics at the college level. To be admitted into the organization, candidates must be a physics major or minor with at least a 3.25 overall grade point average and a 3.00 grade point average in 16 credit hours of physics courses.

Founded in 1921, Sigma Pi Sigma is a member honor society of the Association of College Honor Societies. Having more than 75,000 members, Sigma Pi Sigma exists to honor outstanding scholarship in physics, to encourage interest in physics among students at all levels, to promote an attitude of service of its members towards their fellow students, colleagues, and the public, and to provide a fellowship of persons who have excelled in physics.