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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: autoplay:1]There was an intense aurora last night that reached toward southern latitudes.  It was caused by a...

Smith and Tucker standing in front of Keck Observatory entrance, Mauna Kea

Dr. Rachel Smith and Michael Tucker Return From Keck Observatory - Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Jul 12, 2017

Dr. Rachel Smith and Michael Tucker just returned from observing massive young stellar objects across the Galaxy, using the NIRSPEC instrument on the ...

The 7th Annual NC Gravity Games
May 1, 2017

Several members of ASU's P&A department helped to coordinate and facilitate the 7th annual NC Gravity Games in Lenoir, NC. Seventy-four teams race...

First Year Seminar Takes On The ASU Research Farm
Apr 21, 2017

On Thursday the first year seminar class "Know Watts Cooking, The Physics of Energy Efficient Cooking" took a field trip to study the embodied energy ...

Dr. Michael Brown

The Morgan Science Lecture 2017 - Dr. Michael Brown
Apr 6, 2017

Photo by Eric OrtizThe annual Morgan Science Lecture series continued on March 23 with speaker Dr. Michael Brown, who is best known for his part in th...

NASA grant awarded to Dr. Sid Clements
Feb 21, 2017

Dr Sid Clements received a NASA grant of $20,000 for his work on electrostatic charge relaxation, which seeks to explain the possible presence of ligh...

NIH grant awarded to Drs. Hester and Culpepper
Feb 3, 2017

Dr. Brooke Hester and Dr. Megen Culpepper have been awarded $128,382 over the next two years by the National Institute of Health for initial flav...

P and A club receives the Marsh White Award!
Jan 25, 2017

The Physics and Astronomy club received a Marsh White Award from AIP/APS/SPS for their "edible laser" proposal, a work done under the supervision of D...