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Successful Rocket Test

Our IREC (rocket competition) team successfully launched and recovered their rocket named Nervous Energy.   The team named High Point Propulsion Lab consists of Paddy Clancy, Noah Worley, Luke Forzley, Kyle Corcoran, Nolan Roth, and advisor Mr. Jeff Regester. Luke created this video to document their successful test.  

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Alumnus Dr. Dan Short Presents to SPS

Alumnus Dr. Dan Short spoke to SPS about the hurdles associated with developing electric and autonomous vehicles. Dr. Short is the Fuels Technology Advisor for Marathon Petroleum Company (the 3rd largest refining company in the United States). He received his B.S. in mathematics from HPU with minors in both chemistry and physics. Thereafter, he earned […]

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Astronomy Research Students Present in Kraków, Poland

Physics majors Thomas Boudreaux, Paddy Clancy, and Zack Hutchens traveled to Kraków, Poland for the 8th Meeting on Hot Subdwarf Stars and Related Objects (“sdOB8”). This stellar astrophysics conference, which is held every two years, brings together ~80 astronomers from around the world who present their latest research results, debate controversies in the field, and […]

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SPS Sends Rocket Team to New Mexico

Physics majors Paddy Clancy, Kyle Corcoran, Noah Worley, Nolan Roth, and Luke Forzley, along with Jeff Regester, are in Southern New Mexico for the 2017 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition (IREC) and First Annual Spaceport America Cup. Over 110 teams from colleges and universities in 11 countries launched solid, liquid, and hybrid rockets to target altitudes […]

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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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