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Dr. Sid Clements

Clements named Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Fellow
Feb 2, 2015

BOONE—Dr. J. Sid Clements of Boone has been named a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Clements is a professor o...

The Cover of the Jan 2015 Physics Teacher - a Laser Soap Fountain

Laser Soap Fountain makes cover of The Physics Teacher
Jan 30, 2015

App State Physics and Astronomy students Tyler Foley, Matthew Pegram, and Zachary Jenkins, working with faculty members Brooke Hester and Jennifer Bur...

Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology Cover

Professor's Paper Featured on the Cover of the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology
Jan 26, 2015

Dr. Brad Conrad not only has two papers coming out (one with undergrad Andrew Zeidell and both with Shawn Huston), but one has made the...

Physics Senior Accepted to Stanford Graduate Program
Jan 26, 2015

Congratulations to Matt Childers, one of our seniors in Applied Physics - he’s just been accepted into the graduate Aerospace Engineering program at...

Inspired Engineer first year seminar class during service learning day

First Year Seminar Service Learning Day
Nov 24, 2014

The Inspired Engineer first year seminar class had a service learning work day on November 15, 2014 and worked to remove logs from a steep property. T...

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Department of Physics and Astronomy list as one of the "Top Producing Programs" in the country
Oct 24, 2014

APS has just released new lists of the “top producing programs” in several areas. Most notably, Appalachian State University is #3 in the producti...

Karl Mamola

Karl Mamola to Receive the American Association of Physics Teachers’ Oersted Medal
Sep 22, 2014

The American Association of Physics Teachers has just announced our friend and colleague Karl Mamola has been selected to receive their most prestigio...

Now Hiring: Tenure Track Faculty for Fall 2015
Sep 10, 2014

The Department of Physics and Astronomy,, invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant...

"Best Undergraduate Student Paper"
Aug 18, 2014

Mariah Birchard, an undergraduate student working with David Sitar, has just been awarded "Best Undergraduate Student Paper" from the Spring NCS-AAPT ...

ASU Astronomers Pen Columns for The Charlotte Observer
Aug 4, 2014

This month two Physics and Astronomy faculty members have written columns for the Charlotte Observer. Rachel Smith, Assistant Professor and Director o...