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Physics Student Receives Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, MD
Apr 4, 2014

ASU undergraduate Physics major Kayla Zimmerman has been awarded a 2014  Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship at the National Insti...

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Rings Around an Asteroid? ASU Astronomer Dr. Joe Pollock Helped Find Them!
Mar 27, 2014

When you hear about rings around objects in our Solar System, you naturally think of planets like Saturn and Neptune. But it turns out the giant gas p...

Two Students Receive Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Co.
Mar 13, 2014

Two ASU undergraduate Physics and Astronomy students, Matthew Childers and Nikolai Hesterberg, have been chosen for Summer Undergraduate Research Fell...

Department to Host NCS-AAPT Spring Meeting
Feb 24, 2014

The Physics & Astronomy Department at Appalachian State University is hosting the Spring 2014 meeting of the the North Carolina State Section...

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Dr. Rachel Smith Featured in Charlotte News & Observer Video
Jan 28, 2014

Our own Dr. Rachel Smith is interviewed about fragments of the "Chelyabinsk fireball" meteor that fell in Russia last year. Several fragments hav...

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Carla Ramsdell's "The Inspired Engineer" Course Highlighted in Gen Ed Newsletter
Nov 15, 2013

Carla Ramsdell's First Year Seminar Course, "The Inspired Engineer," has been featured in this month's ASU General Education Newsletter. The article s...

Job Opening: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Astronomy
Oct 14, 2013

The Department of Physics and Astronomy,, invites applications for a tenure-track position in astronomy at the Assista...

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ASU Faculty Receive Grant to Develop Satellite Technology
Oct 14, 2013

John Allen and Phil Russell have been awarded $299,708 from NASA for their project, "Mini Fourier-Transform Spectrometer for Cubesat-Based Remote Sens...

Three NC Biotechnology Center Fellowships Awarded to ASU Physics Majors
May 20, 2013

Congratulations to Jessica Barrios-Hernandez, Angela Chang, and Jenna Osborn. Working with Drs. Jennifer Burris and Brooke Hester, these three ph...

May Office of Student Research Awarded Grants
May 20, 2013

Congratulations to the recipients of the following May OSR Grants!AdvisorStudentResearch ProjectAward AmountBrooke HesterTyler FoleyCoverslip and micr...