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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 - 3:27pm
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...
Dr. Brooke Hester has been selected as this year's co-recipient of the Excellence in Student Advising and Mentoring Award by the University College/General Education Awards Committee. She will formally recognize for her accomplishment at an...
Appalachian State Physics Major Benjamin Migirditch has been selected in a national competition to participate in Caltech's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program. Over a 10-week period this summer he will be working with Dr....
Recently the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State did an article on graduate student Andrew Zeidell and his work with carbon nanotubes. Zeidell graduated from Appalachian with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics in May 2014...
David Sitar and two students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at ASU; Zachary Pruett (Grad.) and Mariah Birchard (Undergrad.) worked with a team of astronomers lead by Nicholas Law from UNC Chapel Hill and assisted in designing and...

David Sitar the New Vice President for NCS-AAPT

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 3:57pm
David Sitar was nominated, elected and accepted the role of Vice President of the North Carolina Section of the Association of Physics Teachers (NCS-AAPT). It is a three year appointment where he will serve as Vice President for...

Dr. Smith on SciWorks Radio

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 1:40pm
Dr. Rachel Smith did an interview with SciWorks Radio on Meteorites and Distant Forming Solar-systems. SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWork SciWorks,  the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located...

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