Blog

High-Speed Videos

A number of high-speed videos were recorded by Dr. Martin DeWitt and physics majors at High Point University during the 2016 demonstration show by physics majors to participants at the Piedmont Triad Science Fair for Non-Public Schools. Videos were recorded during the demonstration show and played back for the audience.         Balloon On […]

Read More

HPU SPS Named Outstanding Chapter

Our HPU chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) received an Outstanding SPS Chapter Award for the 2014-2015 academic year. Awardees are selected based on the depth and breadth of activities conducted by the chapter. We are very proud of our students’ accomplishments and leadership.

Read More

Dr. Fiser Receives a Patent

Congratulations to Dr. Fiser, who was recently awarded her second U.S. patent in the area of biophysics. This patent focuses on work she has done to help facilitate measurements of the properties of fluids in the human body (e.g., how well a patient’s blood is clotting). You can read the patent title and abstract below. […]

Read More

Zack Hutchens Launches High Altitude Balloon

Incoming physics major, Zack Hutchens, launched a weather balloon to detect and count muons as a function of altitude. Zack will graduate from the early college program at Davidson County Community College in May 2016 and will join the Department of Physics High Point University in Fall 2016. Zack employed two geiger counters (with lead shielding), […]

Read More

SPS and HPU Physics Host Science Fair

For the eleventh year, SPS and the HPU Physics and Chemistry departments hosted the Piedmont Science Fair for Non-Public Schools. More than 100 parents and children attended the day-long event. K-12 students presented their projects, and HPU physics and chemistry majors set up hands-on experiments and performed an hour-long demonstration show. Dr. DeWitt and multiple physics […]

Read More

SPS Hosts 2016 Science Fair

SPS and the Departments of Physics and Chemistry hosted the 2016 Piedmont Science Fair for Non-Public Schools. As part of the event, physics and chemistry majors do a demonstration show and set up hands-on exhibits. Children from the community present their own projects at the fair and interview with judges. Winners are eligible for the […]

Read More

Physics Majors Present at 2016 Winter AAPT Meeting

Physics majors Matthew Iczkowski, Nick Kasle, Simeon Simeonides, and Hallie Stidham gave presentations at the 2016 AAPT Winter Meeting in New Orleans, LA, January 9-12, 2016. Their presentations were: S. Simeonides, “Apparatus for Study of Motion in Rotational Reference Frames” N. Kasle, “Motion of a Ball on a Board Tilted about Two Axes” H. Stidham […]

Read More

Students Present Research at 2016 AAS

Rodrigo Catalan, Alan Vasquez, and Thomas Boudreaux just returned from the 227th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Kissimmee, Florida, where they each presented research done in the past six months at HPU with Barlow. With approximately 3,000 astronomers in attendance, the AAS winter meeting is the largest astronomy meeting in the U.S. and […]

Read More