– Andrew Herron has earned Florida Tech’s James G. Potter Award for Excellence in Physics. He was selected for the award for his outstanding performance in
the introductory physics lab and lecture courses.
Herron, a resident of Jacobus, Pa. and a junior, is an astronomy/astrophysics major.
Potter, the award’s namesake, retired as head of the physics department at Texas A&M University and became head of the physics department at Florida Tech in 1968. In the 1980s, he retired as department head, but continued operating the physics
laboratories and training graduate student assistants as instructors. The Potter Award has been given in his memory since his death in 1992. Florida Tech
offers a bachelor’s degree in astronomy/astrophysics and bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in space sciences.