Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 17, 2019 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions. Graphic Design Student Featured in Creative Quarterly HPU senior Elisa Crane will be featured as a runner-up in Creative Quarterly 54. Creative Quarterly is an international journal that promotes the best […]

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Astrophysics Professor Awarded $60,000 Telescope Allocation to Study the Stars

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 10, 2019 – High Point University’s Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, has been awarded $60,000 worth of observing time on one of the world’s largest telescopes to study two closely-orbiting stars. Each semester, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory accepts proposals from astronomers all over the U.S. to compete for […]

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Physics Instructor Helps NASA Study the Outskirts of the Solar System

High Point University physics instructor Jeff Regester and other scientists assisted NASA with stellar occultation observations in preparation for the New Horizons spacecraft’s flyby of Pluto in 2015 and Ultima Thule (2014 MU69) on Jan. 1. Regester (back row, second from the right) and other members of the occultation teams attended a special event at […]

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HPU Announces Academic and Professional Achievements

HIGH POINT, N.C., Nov. 14, 2018 – High Point University faculty, staff and students recently received the following academic and professional awards and recognitions.   Professor to Receive Award for Distinguished Service Dr. Aaron Titus, professor and chair of the Department of Physics at HPU, has been selected to receive the Homer L. Dodge Citation […]

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Class of 2018 Outcomes: Joshua Berg Becomes Technical Analyst at Key Risk

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the […]

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HPU Welcomed Families to Fifth Annual HPUniverse Day

HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 1, 2018 – High Point University welcomed hundreds of families and children to campus for its fifth annual HPUniverse Day on Sept. 29. Children visited 25 different learning stations and activities that were in Couch Hall and across HPU’s campus. This opportunity provided children of all ages a chance to explore […]

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Famed Physicist and Co-Founder of String Field Theory Dr. Michio Kaku Named HPU’s 2019 Commencement Speaker

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 14, 2018 – Dr. Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist, co-founder of String Field Theory, bestselling author, renowned futurist and popularizer of science, will deliver High Point University’s Commencement address on May 11. “Dr. Kaku’s dedication to scientific discovery and ability to communicate those discoveries with a wide array of audiences makes him […]

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Class of 2018 Outcomes: Zack Hutchens Pursues Doctorate in Physics

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the […]

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Recent HPU Graduate Selected for NSF Research Fellowship

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 10, 2018 – Rebecca Ulrich, a 2018 High Point University graduate, has been selected into the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. This highly selective program recognizes and supports outstanding students who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The award includes three years of […]

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Class of 2018 Outcomes: Alan Vasquez Soto Pursues PhD at Chapel Hill

With another successful commencement behind us, recent High Point University graduates are preparing to commence prestigious career paths around the world at Fortune 500 companies, international service programs, public school systems, top-tier law, medical and graduate school programs, and many other esteemed organizations thanks to their journey at HPU. Here’s a glimpse of one extraordinary senior from the […]

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HPU Students and Professor Discover Eight New Pulsating Stars Using New Method

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 27, 2018 – Two High Point University physics students have returned from Chile with an unprecedented experience under their belt and plans to publish their finding in a peer-reviewed publication. Rising seniors Thomas Boudreaux and Kyle Corcoran joined Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, on his fourth trip with HPU […]

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Internship Outcomes: Tesla Selects Christopher Schorn for Digital Products Team

READ MORE INTERNSHIP PROFILES Name: Christopher Schorn Hometown: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania Year: Class of 2020 Major: Physics with a computer science minor Internship: As part of the internship and co-op program at Tesla in Fremont, California, Schorn is a member of Tesla’s Digital Products Team. Schorn provides solutions to the customer service team and aids […]

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Class of 2018 Outcomes: HPU Scholar Rebecca Ulrich Selects a Graduate School

Name: Rebecca Ulrich Hometown: Troutman, North Carolina Major: Ulrich will graduate on May 5 with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Physics. Post-graduation plans: After being accepted to eight graduate schools, Ulrich plans to attend the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, where she will earn a Ph.D. in Chemistry. How HPU helped you get […]

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HPU Student Receives Prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 4, 2018 – High Point University student Thomas Boudreaux, currently studying on an individualized computational physics track, was granted the Goldwater Scholarship. One of the most prestigious awards available for an undergraduate science major, the Goldwater Scholarship is given to exceptional sophomores and juniors who plan to pursue research careers in […]

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