Class of 2014 Profile: Kevin Sanders Works Toward His Physics Doctorate

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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Students Present Research at National Undergraduate Conference

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 Sciences Join Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 – High Point University recently joined the nanomanufacturing consortium at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro. The consortium is a collaborative project with different schools and industry in the Triad, focused on preparing students to conduct basic and advanced research. It is located in a […]

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Physics Major Discovers New Pulsating Star

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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Physics Students Successfully Launch Balloon into Near-Space

HIGH POINT, N.C., Dec. 18, 2013 – High Point University students successfully launched their first payload-carrying balloon into near-space. The purpose of the project was to launch the balloon 100,000 feet from HPU’s campus, take images and videos of the near-space environment and retrieve the payload intact. This is the first step toward launching future […]

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Channel 14 News Interviews Barlow And Students

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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 Hires Barlow, Professor of Astrophysics

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 2013 Science Fair

            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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HPU Hosts NCSAAPT And SPS

            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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First Graduating Class of Physics Majors

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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Five Students Take Top Prize at Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium

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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Fiser Joins Physics Department

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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