FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2008
Contact: K.E. Schwab
SRU Alumni Association names Sobczak 'Outstanding Senior Man'
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Kevin Sobczak, a physics and computer science major with a minor in mathematics, has been named the SRU Alumni Association's 2008 Outstanding Senior Man.
Sobczak was nominated by Sharadchandra Joshi and Sam Thangiah, both professors of computer science, Krishna Mukherjee, instructor of physics, and Athula Heart, assistant professor of physics.
Herat wrote, "Mr. Sobzack's passion for the subject goes beyond accumulating knowledge in a classroom environment. He has a natural flair and enthusiasm for using this knowledge in settings outside the classroom."
Sobczak presented research results at the 21st International Liquid Crystal Conference and at the regional meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers. He also competed on the SRU three- person team at the International Mathematical Contest in Modeling; made eight computer science presentations at the SRU Research Symposiums in 2006 and 2007 and at international conferences in Colorado and Puerto Rico.
He is president of the SRU Physics Club; Webmaster for the physics department; secretary of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the computer science honorary; a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon, the math honorary; and a member of the Sigma Pi Sigma, the physics honorary.
His name will be included on a special plaque displayed in the Russell Wright Alumni House.
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