Sophomore Presents Heart Monitor Research at TECHCON Conference

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 Students Study Stars at Chile Observatory

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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Student Joins Team Researching Personal Heart Monitors

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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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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