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WXII: HPU’s Dr. Brad Barlow Receives Second Grant from NASA

Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics and director of the Culp Planetarium at High Point University, was recently awarded a second grant by NASA to continue research. The $50,000 grant will be funded over two years and allow Barlow and several undergraduate students to work with data received from NASA’s Transitioning Exoplanet Survey Satellite […]

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NASA Awards Second Research Grant to HPU Astrophysics Professor

Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics and director of the Culp Planetarium at High Point University, was recently awarded a second grant by NASA to continue research. HIGH POINT, N.C., Aug. 11, 2020 – Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics and director of the Culp Planetarium at High Point University, was recently awarded […]

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Class of 2020 Outcomes: Megan Mouton Nourishes Her Interest in Nanoscience

With another successful Commencement behind us, High Point University graduates are commencing 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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Class of 2020 Outcomes: Sarah Nowell Integrates Physics and Graphic Design

With another successful Commencement behind us, High Point University graduates are commencing 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 Analyze Data from NASA Satellite

Earlier this semester, High Point University students in a modern astrophysics class taught by Dr. Brad Barlow, associate professor of astrophysics and director of the Culp Planetarium, met to analyze data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). HIGH POINT, N.C., May 5, 2020 – A group of High Point University students received an out-of-this-world […]

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HPU Students, Faculty and Staff Recognized for Research and Innovation

HIGH POINT, N.C., April 24, 2020 – Members of the High Point University community frequently conduct, publish and share research and creative works in a variety of ways. Below is a recap of recent research initiatives. HPU Biology Professor Leading Student Research on COVID-19 Dr. Davin Townley-Tilson, instructor of biology, is working with students to […]

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HPU Professor and Students Create Online Planetarium and Classroom for Children

While local school children have frequently visited HPU’s Culp Planetarium throughout this academic year before the global pandemic, Barlow and his HPU students are now working to offer content online so children can continue to enjoy the Planetarium’s offerings. High Point University’s Dr. Brad Barlow has created an online classroom for students and community children […]

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HPU Hosted Its Sixth Annual HPUniverse Day for Families and the Community

High Point University hosted its annual HPUniverse Day event, sponsored by the Department of Physics, on Nov. 2. The community event includes 25 different learning stations and activities related to fields of science for children and their families to enjoy. HIGH POINT, N.C., Date, 2019 – High Point University welcomed nearly 1,200 families to campus […]

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Inside Look: The Wanek School of Natural Sciences

Transformation is an integral part of High Point University’s growth mindset. The Wanek School of Natural Sciences reflects the amazing growth the university has experienced in recent years. The $65 million, 128,000-square-foot facility opened this fall and features four stories of innovative lab and classroom space, as well as the Culp Planetarium. Students in biology, […]

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Internship Profile: Nolan Roth Lands a Stellar Internship with NASA

  READ MORE INTERNSHIP PROFILES Name: Nolan Roth Hometown: Yutan, Nebraska Year: Class of 2020 Major: Physics and computer science with a minor in mathematics Internship: Roth is interning with NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center as a planetary environments laboratory intern in Greenbelt, Maryland. He is researching at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and working […]

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Internship Profile: Holden Harrington Discovers Different Sciences

READ MORE INTERNSHIP PROFILES Name: Holden Harrington Hometown: Pittsboro, North Carolina Year: Class of 2022 Major: Double major in entrepreneurship and physics win a minor in mathematics  Internship: Harrington joined BASF as a formulation chemist intern in Durham, North Carolina, this summer. BASF is a German chemical company and the largest chemical producer in the […]

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Students Compete in the World’s Largest Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition

HIGH POINT, N.C., June 24, 2019 – High Point University students launched their summer break in New Mexico for this year’s Spaceport America Cup competition. Eight students, led by Jeff Regester, physics and astronomy instructor at HPU, and Paddy Clancy, a 2019 graduate and organizer of the group, participated in the third annual Spaceport America […]

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