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BOONE—Dr. J. Sid Clements of Boone has been named a Fellow in the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Clements is a professor of physics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Appalachian State University.   The IEEE...
App State Physics and Astronomy students Tyler Foley, Matthew Pegram, and Zachary Jenkins, working with faculty members Brooke Hester and Jennifer Burris, have developed a  physics demonstration that uses lasers and shampoo to demonstrate...
Dr. Brad Conrad not only has two papers coming out (one with undergrad Andrew Zeidell and both with Shawn Huston), but one has made the cover of the Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology.  Crystal Growth and DesignDisruption...
Congratulations to Matt Childers, one of our seniors in Applied Physics - he’s just been accepted into the graduate Aerospace Engineering program at Stanford. And this is only the first of his applications he’s heard back from!
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First Year Seminar Service Learning Day

Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:11pm
The Inspired Engineer first year seminar class had a service learning work day on November 15, 2014 and worked to remove logs from a steep property. This wood was cut and split and will be distributed to needy in our community for firewood at The...
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APS has just released new lists of the “top producing programs” in several areas. Most notably, Appalachian State University is #3 in the production of BA/BS degrees in the country (among MS Institutions). This was based on 2010-2012 data. Also,...
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The American Association of Physics Teachers has just announced our friend and colleague Karl Mamola has been selected to receive their most prestigious award, the Oersted medal. The Association’s description of this award (see

Now Hiring: Tenure Track Faculty for Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 - 1:16pm
The Department of Physics and Astronomy,, invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August, 2015. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related field...

"Best Undergraduate Student Paper"

Monday, August 18, 2014 - 1:51pm
Mariah Birchard, an undergraduate student working with David Sitar, has just been awarded "Best Undergraduate Student Paper" from the Spring NCS-AAPT meeting. The title of their paper was "The Sun in a Flash: A Quick and Easy Solar Imaging Lab,”...
This month two Physics and Astronomy faculty members have written columns for the Charlotte Observer. Rachel Smith, Assistant Professor and Director of the Astronomy & Astrophysics Research Lab at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences updates us...

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