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HPUniverse Day 2015

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 (see photos). 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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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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2015 Summer Internship – Max Mauer

SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES Max Maurer (SuRPS @ HPU) Rising sophomore Max Maurer worked at HPU with Dr. Fiser as part of the university’s inaugural Summer Research Program in the Sciences (SuRPS). Their project, titled “Biomimetic Cilia-Driven Fluid Flow,” focused on producing highly flexible and magnetically-responsive biomimetic cilia. Once the cilia were created, they placed them […]

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