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Physics Students Study Stars at Chile Observatory
07.28.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 28, 2014 – A group of High Point University physics students are back from Chile with an incredible experience under their belt and the potential of being published by the end of the year. Eugene Filik, Aaron Marlowe and Tyler Hockett joined Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, on an […]
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Class of 2014 Profile: Kevin Sanders Works Toward His Physics Doctorate
05.23.2014
With a successful 2014 Commencement Ceremony 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 […]
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First Graduating Class of Physics Majors
05.5.2012
Five students graduated with a degree in physics in May 2012. They are the first graduating class in physics in the history of High Point University. All of them were double-majors. In addition, Amanda Tindall graduated with a minor in physics.     The senior class is: Catherine Hendricks Laura Lee Nathan Michalewicz Colin McGuire […]
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Professor Of Physics Receives Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award
05.19.2011
Dr. Aaron Titus, professor of physics at High Point University, was recently honored with the Meredith Clark Slane Distinguished Teaching-Service Award. He came to HPU in 2002 with a B.S. in physics from Penn State and Ph.D. in physics from North Carolina State University. Titus is known for his work with students in the area of undergraduate research and his implementation of technology in the classroom, which include utilizing podcasts and computer simulations.
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Student Joins Team Researching Personal Heart Monitors
07.9.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., July 9, 2014 – Rising High Point University sophomore Simeon Simeonides is part of a research team working to develop personal heart monitors that can help determine heart health and possibly predict heart attacks. Simeonides was selected as an undergraduate researcher at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering this summer. He’s […]
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Students Present Research at National Undergraduate Conference
04.14.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., April 14, 2014 – Five students from High Point University presented their scholarly work and original research along with HPU professors at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), held at the University of Kentucky.   NCUR is the largest undergraduate interdisciplinary conference in the country. During the symposium, students not only presented […]
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HPU Hires Barlow, Professor of Astrophysics
09.4.2013
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 4, 2013 – The Department of Physics at High Point University recently hired Dr. Brad Barlow as assistant professor of astrophysics. Dr. Barlow will be responsible for instructing introductory astronomy and various physics courses. “It was clear to me the first time I set foot on campus that something was different […]
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HPU Hosts NCSAAPT And SPS
11.15.2012
            The Department of Physics hosted the Fall 2012 Joint Meeting of SPS Zone 5 and NCS-AAPT.  Over 80 physics students and teachers from NC participated in the conference. Highlights included: Keynote speaker, Jerry Tessendorf, Professor of Visual Computing and Director of the Digital Production Arts Program at Clemson University, […]
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Five Students Take Top Prize at Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium
04.25.2012
Fifteen students from High Point University presented their hard work and research along with faculty mentors and professors at the fifth annual Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (BigSURS), held at Winthrop University. During the symposium, students not only presented their research in oral and poster sessions, but also had the opportunity to network with students from all over the region.
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Sophomore Presents Heart Monitor Research at TECHCON Conference
09.10.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – Simeon Simeonides, a sophomore Physics major at High Point University, joined the nation’s top scholars and industry leaders to share his research at Semiconductor Research Corporation’s TECHCON conference. Held Sept. 7-9 in Austin, Texas, the conference showcased the forefront of semiconductor research by undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students. Simeonides […]
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Physics Major Discovers New Pulsating Star
01.21.2014
HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 – Junior physics major Stephen Vultaggio recently presented his discovery of a new Rapidly-Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Star at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, D.C. Hot Subdwarf Stars are rare types of stars that have had their outer atmospheric layers stripped off, so astronomers […]
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Channel 14 News Interviews Barlow And Students
11.22.2013
In: News
Aaron Marlowe and Sam Gordon, who are in Dr. Barlow’s PHY 2001 research group, were recently interviewed by Channel 14 News about their project studying comet ISON. This comet gained notoriety this holiday season because it reached perihelion on Thanksgiving Day. If it survived the close encounter with the Sun, its orbit would take it […]
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HPU Hosts 2013 Science Fair
01.26.2013
            The Department of Physics and SPS hosted the eighth annual Piedmont Science Fair for Non-Public Schools. In fact, we have hosted the science fair for the entirety of its existence. Physics majors set up hands-on experiments and presented a demonstration show. Stephen Vultaggio and Randall Williams demonstrated their new […]
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Fiser Joins Physics Department
09.29.2011
Briana Fiser recently joined the High Point University as assistant professor of physics in the Department of Chemistry and Physics. Fiser specializes in the fields of biological physics, nanoscience, material science, mathematics and chemistry. "I see my responsibilities as teaching and helping students develop a better understanding of physics and the natural world around them," Fiser says.
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