Physics Professor Granted Second Patent for Lifesaving Medical Devices

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 23, 2016 – Dr. Briana Fiser, assistant professor of physics at High Point University, was granted her second U.S. patent for components that make up potentially lifesaving medical devices that are in the early stages of development. Fiser was awarded the patent with researchers Richard Superfine, Richard Spero, Adam Shields and […]

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Students, Faculty Present Research at Major Astronomy Meeting

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2016 – High Point University students Thomas Boudreaux, Rodrigo Catalan and Alan Vasquez, and Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, gave presentations at the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society on Jan. 5-8. The meeting is the largest national gathering of astronomers, with more than 3,000 in attendance this […]

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Students Discover a New Pulsating Star

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 29, 2015 – High Point University physics students have once again made a discovery of astronomical proportion. Alan Vasquez and Eugene Filik discovered pulsations in a star during a research trip to the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile over fall break. The students made the discovery of the pulsating white […]

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Finding Physics in ‘The Martian’

By: Dr. Aaron Titus, chair of the High Point University Department of Physics   In our quest to answer the question, “Are we alone in the Universe?” my First Year Seminar (FYS) class at High Point University recently read the book “The Martian” by Andy Weir. With NASA announcing evidence for water flowing on present-day Mars just three […]

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HPUniverse Day to Connect Kids with Astronomy

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 7, 2015 – The High Point University Department of Physics will host “HPUniverse Day,” a family-friendly, educational outreach astronomy event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Congdon Hall on campus. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets are required. The HPUniverse event will […]

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NASA Astronaut Michael Foreman Visits HPU

HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 21, 2015 – Retired NASA astronaut Michael Foreman visited High Point University today to speak with students and faculty about his 35-year career as a NASA space flyer. After applying to NASA eight times, Foreman was chosen to join the elite astronaut corps in 1998 and rode to orbit for the […]

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Class of 2015 Profile: Ben May Secures Research Career

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 […]

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Students Present at Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 21, 2015 – High Point University students in biology, chemistry and physics presented their research at the HPU Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS) Final Symposium on July 16. Hundreds of HPU students applied for 25 spots in this eight-week research program. Each student spent the summer researching a […]

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NASA Selects HPU Students’ Proposal

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 16, 2015 – High Point University physics students have had their proposal accepted to NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams program (Micro-g NExT). This program challenged undergraduate students to work in teams to design and build a device for astronauts to chip off samples of an asteroid while they’re exploring […]

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Fueling the Future: At Marathon Oil, Alumnus Improves Environmental Efficiency

READ MORE ALUMNI SUCCESS STORIES Dan Short, a 2010 alumnus of High Point University, is making a big impact on the future of the fuel and automotive industries as a fuel technologist at Marathon Petroleum Company. A native of Cambridge, Md., Short received a B.S. in mathematics from HPU with minors in both chemistry and […]

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