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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...

Maggie Seeds

Physics & Astronomy Alumna Maggie Seeds profiled by the American Physical Society
Jul 10, 2014

Maggie Seeds graduated ASU in the spring of 2012 with a BS in Applied Physics and an astronomy concentration. Today she works at Clarkston Consul...

Students accepting awards at the March 2014 Meeting of the American Physical Society

App State Student Wins Research Presentation Award at APS
Jun 29, 2014

At the March 2014 Meeting of the American Physical Society, App State undergraduate student Samuel Migirditch won an award for his research presentati...

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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...

Artist rendering of ring surrounding an asteroid

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...