Outstanding Graduating Senior in Physics 2015-16Headshot photo of NMU Physics Outstanding Graduate, Alic Spellman. Student is in a sky blue shirt, with a grey background.

Alic Spellman has done outstanding work in the physics program, despite having to play catch up after switching from another major.  He's engaged, self-motivated and has a great sense of humor!  He has done a small project for the university observatory, and is very interested in planetary exploration and instrumentation (for example, the Mars rovers). His department seminars on astrophysics stimulated much discussion afterward.  Alic has applied to the Ph.D. programs in applied physics and space sciences at the University of Michigan, and we wish him continued success. 



Outstanding Graduating Senior in Physics 2012-13

Amelia Shirtz, who graduated in December 2012 with a double major in Physics and French, was chosen as the outstanding graduating senior in physics.  Shirtz was honored at the University's annual Honors Reception in April. 




Martha Griffiths Award

Alexandra Fittante received the Martha Griffiths Award in 2012. Alexandra graduated from Northern Michigan University in May, 2012 with a double major in Physics and Mathematics.  The Martha Griffiths Award is given to a person who has promoted equity for women and girls in Michigan in a demonstrable manner