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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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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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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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2016 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Zack Hutchens

Zack will officially join our HPU physics department in August, but he is already getting a strong start on research this summer. He is working at a Texas A&M University-Commerce (TAMUC) REU program under Dr. Robynne Lock on physics education research. Using data collected in introductory calculus-based physics courses at TAMUC, they are analyzing the […]

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2016 Graduating Class

The 2015-2016 graduating class in physics is: Hallie Stidham Jake Brooks Rodrigo Catalan Hurtado Junjie Liao Matthew Carnaghi Nick Kasle Zachary Vacco Seven graduates is at the 70th percentile among 500 bachelor’s only physics degree programs in the U.S. At our annual Awards Day event, during which we recognize graduating seniors and hand out awards […]

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