News & Events

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Brian Mazur
Sep 3, 2019

Dr. Brian Mazur, who got his PhD at the University of Toledo,  is a new lecturer in the Physics and Astronomy department this semester. Dr. Mazur...

App State’s Kara Snow excels in internship at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Sep 2, 2019

Appalachian State University sophomore Kara Snow, of Raleigh, spent her childhood immersed in astronomy — from reading a glow-in-the-dark book on th...

2019 Internship and Job Fairs
Aug 30, 2019

Over the next couple of months there will be a multitude of internship and job fairs at Appalachian and around the UNC System. Below, you will find a ...

Q&A with New Teacher in Residence
Aug 26, 2019

Dr. Nick Lenk, formally a high school science teacher, has joined our department to work alongside students interested in teaching high school. Lenk w...

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Wijayaratne
Aug 19, 2019

We would like to welcome to the department a new lecturer, Dr. Wijayaratne. Born in Sri Lanka, the underlying fabric of the logic behind nature i...

Alumni Spotlight: Q&A with Jon Jones
Aug 11, 2019

Jon Jones co-founded Anthroware in 2013 to build software products the right way—with a focus on the end user experience, and treating every project...

Alumni Spotlight: Andrew Martin
Jul 29, 2019

Andrew Martin is an alumni from the Department of Physics and Astronomy who has decided to take a unique path into a doctoral program in clinical psyc...

Student Spotlight: Lia Phillips
Jul 26, 2019

Over the summer undergraduate student Lia Phillips completed an REU experience in Washington DC. Her project was titled: The Characterization and...

Robotics Club
Jul 22, 2019

Last year the department formed a new club called the Robotics Club and they are seeking new members for the 2019-2020 school year. The group has been...

Kids Physics with ASU's Dr. Thomas
Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Thomas recently took part in a kids physics show at the Watauga County Public Library.  The public was welcome to this event, and with a tota...