FSU Physics Professor Susan Blessing has been awarded the 2017 George B. Pegram Award by the Southeastern Section of the American Physical Society (APS). The Pegram Award was established in 1971 to honor excellence in physics education in the southeastern region.
The Pegram was announced only two weeks after Blessing was notified that she had been elected to Fellowship in the APS.
The extraordinary double win comes a year after FSU’s undergraduate program in physics, which Blessing leads, was cited as one of five national models by a task force organized jointly by the APS and the American Association of Physics Teachers.
The Pegram will be formally awarded at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Section, which will be held November 16-18 at Georgia College.