News & Events

Dr. Dan Caton

Caton presents iPoster at the annual AAS meeting
Feb 7, 2024

Each year the American Astronomical Society brings together masterminds from various scientific fields of study that form the broad astronomical scien...

CUWiP 2024

Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
Feb 6, 2024

Bravo to the group of women who recently attended the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP). Dr. Roshani Silwal also attended the even...

Ethan Barber '22

SAFE Student Spotlight: Ethan Barber '22
Jan 23, 2024

Barber received a Spring 2023 Student and Faculty Excellence (SAFE) grant to support his travel to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Carla Ramsdell, P.E.

Ramsdell and Barrera have the FEVER!
Dec 15, 2023

After two years of research, writing, waiting for approvals, and revisions, Carla Ramsdell and Lila Barrera have finally recieved word that their pape...

Sherman & Barber Go to Spain
Dec 14, 2023

Dr. James Sherman is a well known name around campus. Not only does he teach in the Physics and Astronomy Department, but he also leads the collaborat...

Victoria Whidden attends NASA STEM Better Together 2023
Dec 12, 2023

Victoria Whidden has been awarded a SAFE grant and OSR Travel grant to help cover some of the cost of her recent trip to San Jose, CA. She attended th...

Michaela Moon wins $3000 STEM Pre-Service Teacher Scholarship for NASA
Dec 11, 2023

This pre-service teacher education scholarship is intended to promote science education in the K-12 classroom by assisting and preparing teachers who ...

Sigma Pi Sigma inductees
Dec 8, 2023

We were thrilled to induct 13 new members into Sigma Pi Sigma this November. Sigma Pi Sigma is the National Physics and Astronom Academic Honors Socie...

Gerac wins Best Undergraduate Poster Award
Dec 7, 2023

Jessica Gerac has been Dr. Roshani Silwal's research assistant this year for Dr. Silwal's NSF grant Collaborative Research: RUI: PM:High-Z Highly...

Faculty members and students from Appalachian State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy are the authors of a new paper in The Astronomical Journal, a leading peer-reviewed scientific journal in the field of astronomy published by the American Astronomical Society. The study, titled

Astronomy Faculty and Students Collaborate to Publish Astronomical Journal Paper
Sep 27, 2023

BOONE, N.C. — Faculty members and students from Appalachian State University's Department of Physics and Astronomy are the authors of a ne...