News & Events

PandA club receives the Marsh White Award!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 9:21am
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 Dr. Brooke Hester. The award includes $500 in equipment.

NASA grant awarded to Dr. Rachel Smith

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 7:03am
Dr. Rachel Smith's proposal, “Investigating Carbon Inheritance in the Early Solar Nebula: An Interdisciplinary Approach,” has been funded by NASA at the level of $462,000 over the next three years. This will support her research into the astro-...
The Department of Physics and Astronomy is delighted to announce the formal establishment of a 3+2 (Double Degree) Program with NC  State in Materials Science and Engineering. This five year program, three years at ASU and two years at NC State...

Summer Happenings

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 3:43pm
Dr. Conrad and students Jason Baptiste, Christopher Manning, and Andrew Zeidell working in the lab with the tunneling electron telescope and the solar tracker. 
Undergraduate student, Alex Mandario, will be working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology through their Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program on a project that is developing new quantum voltage standards using...

Dr. Caton's Monthly Newspaper Column Published

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 1:18pm
Dr. Dan Caton writes a monthly column in the Charlotte Observer and Raleigh News & Observer. This's month's article came out yesterday where he wrote about what we know and what we don’t know about the Sun.  It is online at http://tinyurl....
Michael Tucker, an Applied Physics major, has been awarded an internship in the 2015 Space Astronomy Summer Program at the Space Telescope Science Institute. He has been working with Dr. Caton here at AppState in modeling eclipsing binary light...

ASU Physics Student to Spend Summer at Fermilab

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 2:27pm
Physics student Crystal Patteson has been selected for the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship program at Fermilab. She will spend this summer working there on the MicroBooNE experiment - a large (approximately 100-ton) liquid Argon Time...
Astronomy Professor, Dr. Rachel Smith, has received $2,500 from the North Carolina Space Grant Consortium for her project, "From Local Sky to Deep Space Connecting Museum Visitors to Astronomy & Astrophysics.” The funding will support the...
Dustin Roten, a senior Applied Physics major, demostrates propulsion using a fire extinguisher mounted to a skateboard at the annual Playhouse Buildfest at Parkway School during a physics show put on by the Appalachian State University Physics and...

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