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Dr. Richard Gray

Dr. Gray receives Fulbright for travel to South Africa
Mar 24, 2019

Dr. Richard Gray, Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University has received a 2019-2020 Fulbright U.S. Scholar...

Physics Degree Pays Off
Mar 18, 2019

Have you ever wondered when you will really use physics in every day life? Physics students are taught to look past their textbook problems ...

Josh Gregory answers the call for needed high school physics teachers
Feb 6, 2019

BOONE, N.C. — A funny story about a U.S. Representative changed the course of Josh Gregory’s life.Gregory, a senior from Raleigh in the Physi...

CAS Associate Dean returns to Physics and Astronomy Department as Chair
May 10, 2018

The Physics and Astronomy department says a huge congratulations and good luck to the class of 2018! We are sad to see you leave our halls but so exci...

Michael Briley

Chair steps down to join the ranks of faculty
May 3, 2018

On June 29, the Physics and Astronomy department will say goodbye to Dr. Michael Briley as department chair and welcome him full-time to the ranks of ...

Students participating in SumoBot 2018

Watauga SumoBot 2018
Apr 16, 2018

On Saturday, April 14 the Watauga SumBot competition was held in Appalachian State University's Holmes Convocation Center."Robotic sumo is a competiti...

Pre-engineering students getting a tour of the physical plant

Pre-Engineering Students Tour ASU Physical Plant
Nov 7, 2017

"The Inspired Engineer" pre-engineering first year seminar class was visited by Mike O'Connor, the director of the physical plant at ASU and learned a...

First year seminar class

First Year Seminar Class Lends a Helping Hand
Oct 25, 2017

Carla Ramsdell's first year seminar class, "The Inspired Engineer," met and split wood for five hours as a service learning work day at the Hunger and...

AIP Survey Results put App State Physics & Astronomy on Top
Oct 9, 2017

The American Institute for Physics (AIP) has released their survey of enrollments and degrees among physics and astronomy departments across the US ba...

Aurora Captured on Brown Mountain Light Camera
Sep 8, 2017

[video:https://youtu.be/RzJ6NtMvxKQ autoplay:1]There was an intense aurora last night that reached toward southern latitudes.  It was caused by a...