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Hartnell College Physics Club Wins National Recognition

December 17th, 2007

The Hartnell College Physics Club was named an outstanding chapter of the Society of Physics Students for the 2006-07 school year, it was just announced by the national Society of Physics Students.

Hartnell’s selection as an outstanding chapter was based on several criteria, including the club’s public science outreach efforts, its participation in community service, its contributions to student recruitment and retention through competitions and other academic and social activities on campus, its physics tutoring programs, and its participation and representation at professional science meetings, among others.

Hartnell was one of just two chapters honored in zone 18, which covers all colleges and universities in California, Nevada, and Hawaii. The other college was California State University--Chico. There were only two community colleges among the national honorees.

For more information, please contact faculty advisor Dr. Pimol Moth at 831-755-6893.

Hartnell College, one of California’s 109 community colleges, is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Established in 1920, it is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state. Hartnell has two campuses in Salinas and an education center in King City to serve all the education and workforce training needs of the greater Salinas Valley.