News & Events

CAS Associate Dean returns to Physics and Astronomy Department as Chair
May 10, 2018

The Physics and Astronomy department says a huge congratulations and good luck to the class of 2018! We are sad to see you leave our halls but so exci...

Michael Briley

Chair steps down to join the ranks of faculty
May 3, 2018

On June 29, the Physics and Astronomy department will say goodbye to Dr. Michael Briley as department chair and welcome him full-time to the ranks of ...

Students participating in SumoBot 2018

Watauga SumoBot 2018
Apr 16, 2018

On Saturday, April 14 the Watauga SumBot competition was held in Appalachian State University's Holmes Convocation Center."Robotic sumo is a competiti...

Candidates for Department Chair
Jan 24, 2018

Over the next few weeks, the physics and astronomy department will host three candidates for the department chair position that will change hands at t...

Pre-engineering students getting a tour of the physical plant

Pre-Engineering Students Tour ASU Physical Plant
Nov 7, 2017

"The Inspired Engineer" pre-engineering first year seminar class was visited by Mike O'Connor, the director of the physical plant at ASU and learned a...

First year seminar class

First Year Seminar Class Lends a Helping Hand
Oct 25, 2017

Carla Ramsdell's first year seminar class, "The Inspired Engineer," met and split wood for five hours as a service learning work day at the Hunger and...

AIP Survey Results put App State Physics & Astronomy on Top
Oct 9, 2017

The American Institute for Physics (AIP) has released their survey of enrollments and degrees among physics and astronomy departments across the US ba...

Aurora Captured on Brown Mountain Light Camera
Sep 8, 2017

[video:https://youtu.be/RzJ6NtMvxKQ autoplay:1]There was an intense aurora last night that reached toward southern latitudes.  It was caused by a...

Smith and Tucker standing in front of Keck Observatory entrance, Mauna Kea

Dr. Rachel Smith and Michael Tucker Return From Keck Observatory - Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Jul 12, 2017

Dr. Rachel Smith and Michael Tucker just returned from observing massive young stellar objects across the Galaxy, using the NIRSPEC instrument on the ...

The 7th Annual NC Gravity Games
May 1, 2017

Several members of ASU's P&A department helped to coordinate and facilitate the 7th annual NC Gravity Games in Lenoir, NC. Seventy-four teams race...