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Six Physics Majors Graduate in the 2017 Class

Graduation is always bittersweet. It’s bitter because we say goodbye to our “kids” and sweet because we celebrate their character and scholarly work that made all of us better. The 2017 class of physics majors is: Keisha Daughtry Luis Royo Romero Matt Iczkowski Simeon Simeonides Ryan Hegedus Eugene Filik Godspeed.

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Dr. Barlow Wins 2017 Ridenhour Award

Congratulations to Dr. Brad Barlow who received High Point University’s 2017 Ridenhour Award for Scholarly and Professional Achievement. His accomplishments in research and dedication to student research were recognized by faculty who voted to give Dr. Barlow the award.

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Dr. Fiser Receives Teaching Award

Congratulations to Dr. Briana Fiser, who received an Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education. This award was one of only three awards given to HPU faculty for the 2016-2017 academic year. Dr. Fiser’s work in creating and teaching a one credit year-long course for […]

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Thomas Boudreaux Receives Honorable Mention for Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to sophomore physics major Thomas Boudreaux, who was recently recognized with an official “Honorable Mention” by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. This congressional scholarship program provides funding for exceptional undergraduate students whose career plans involve doing research in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is highly […]

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SPS Trip to Watch Hidden Figures

Several HPU students and faculty in the physics, math/computer science, and biology departments went to a private screening of Hidden Figures sponsored by Business and Professional Women (BPW) of the Triad. The event started off with a panel discussion focusing on current opportunities and challenges for women in STEM professions, led by NC Triad professionals […]

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Dr. Ruth Chabay and Dr. Bruce Sherwood Join HPU Physics Department

Drs. Ruth Chabay and Bruce Sherwood, authors of the book Matter & Interactions and developers of the 3D graphics Python module VPython, moved to Hight Point. Dr. Chabay is Distinguished Professor in Residence and is teaching the calculus-based physics sequence, PHY 2010/2020. Dr. Sherwood collaborates on authoring and computational physics projects. Both of them participate […]

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