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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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HPU SPS Receives 2016 Outstanding Chapter Award

For the second year in a row, our SPS chapter has been recognized as an “Outstanding Chapter” by the SPS National Council. Selection was based on the level of SPS activities conducted by our chapter in areas such as research, outreach, tutoring, involvement in physics meetings, providing social interactions for chapter members, and participation in […]

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Students Publish Paper in an Undergraduate Research Journal

Congratulations to Jacob Brooks (’16), Hallie Stidham (’16), Matt Iczkowski (’17), Simeon Simeonides (’17), Michael Cantor (’16), and Alan Vasquez (’17)! Their paper discussing the NASA Micro-g NExT project, entitled “The Chip ‘n’ Ship: A Prototype Rock Chip Sampling Tool for Use on Microgravity Bodies,” was recently published in Volume XI of Explorations, the Journal […]

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HPUniverse Day 2016

Approximately 1,000 adults and children from the city of High Point and surrounding communities joined us for our annual public outreach event, HPUniverse Day. Children enjoyed: making comets launching water bottle rockets riding a hovercraft making craters slow motion videos gravity gym infrared camera hunting for exoplanets observing through a telescope

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Society of Physics Students Meeting – September 22

Our meeting began with some good news! Our SGA bill to help with funding for our chapter’s trip to PhysCon in San Francisco this November was successful. PhysCon is a Society of Physics Students sponsored conference that offers opportunities for students to present research and network with other physics students, academics and professionals. Dr Brad […]

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Student’s Research Published in American Journal of Physics

Congratulations to Matthew Carnaghi (’16), Dr. Aaron Titus, and Mr. Jeff Regester. Their research article “The motion of a spring released from uniform circular motion” made the FRONT COVER of this month’s American Journal of Physics. The project was started by Matthew Carnaghi in his freshman research course with Dr. Briana Fiser.  Professor of physics […]

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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Alan Vasquez Soto

HPU’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS) included two astrophysics-related projects this year, one led by Ryan Hegedus (already featured) and the other led by rising junior Alan Vasquez. Seven years ago, a pulsating UV-bright star named CS 1246 was discovered to have some of the largest-amplitude brightness variations known in its class. […]

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