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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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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 […]

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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), […]

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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 […]

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SPS Meeting – Summer Research Presentations

Agenda 1. Summer research presentations 2. HPUniverse Day 3. T-shirt designs 4. Workbench construction (Thursday at 3:00pm) 5. Hovercraft construction (TBD) Attendance 14 students, 4 faculty Presentations NASA Panther CLAWS team The team said it was challenging and rewarding. They worked together well. For next proposal, they suggest that some team members stay on campus […]

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2015 Summer Internship – Matt Carnaghi

SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES Matthew Carnaghi (SuRPS @ HPU) Matthew Carnaghi worked with Dr. Fiser at HPU as part of the university’s inaugural Summer Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS). Their project is titled “Using biomimetic cilia arrays to investigate the flow of mucus in the human lung.” Their goal is to use life-sized artificial cilia […]

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2015 Summer Internship – Jake Brooks

SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES Jacob Brooks (REU @ East Carolina University) This summer rising senior Jacob Brooks is working at East Carolina University as part of the NSF-funded BME-SIM (Biomedical Engineering in Simulations, Imaging, and Modeling) REU. His project is focused on optimizing the efficiency of fluid micromixers by investigating the effect of different variables […]

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2015 Summer Internship – Hallie Stidham

SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES Hallie Stidham (REU @ CERN) Rising senior Hallie Stidham spent the summer working near the Franco-Swiss border at CERN, the site of the world’s largest particle physics laboratory! She is working with the Columbia University ATLAS group to analyze 13 TeV data from the Large Hadron Collider, the same facility that reported […]

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