AUPAC Awards 2017-11-28T09:57:57+00:00


AUPAC Awards


The Tindall/Steinitz Award in Research

The Tindall/Steinitz Award is the top prize given at the annual Atlantic Universities Physics & Astronomy Conference (AUPAC), awarded to the undergraduate student giving the best research presentation. The Award is named in honour of two longstanding members of the Physics & Astronomy Committee.

Dr. David Tindall joined Dalhousie University’s Physics Department in the early 1970’s, where he did research on magnetic phenomena in solids. He is a dedicated teacher and was the department’s undergraduate advisor. David was Dalhousie’s representative to the APICS (later Science Atlantic) Physics and Astronomy Committee for over 25 years (1983 – 2011) and was a very effective Chair of the committee for many years. David has a deep interest in astronomy and is active in promoting astronomy, physics, and science in general to the general public.

Dr. Michael Steinitz has been a physics professor at St. Francis Xavier University since 1973. He cares deeply about students, especially encouraging female students, those from Africa, and those with barriers to learning. He strongly feels that Science Atlantic students can compete with the best in the world. He also believes strongly in an education that includes the arts, human rights, and justice. Michael has been a constant promoter of the wonders of physics to the general public.

The Award

The award consists of $400 and a letter of commendation. The award may be split between oral and poster presenters


This Award is the AUPAC version of the Science Atlantic Undergraduate Research Award offered at all Science Atlantic-sponsored conferences and is sponsored by the Science Atlantic Physics and Astronomy Committee.