Blog Student Research

Students Contribute to Astrophysics Publication

Congratulations to Ryan Hegedus (’17), Alan Vasquez (’18), and Paddy Clancy (’19), whose work on PSR J1400-1431, a new pulsar-white dwarf binary, was just published in the Astrophysical Journal. While observing in Chile with the 4.1-m SOAR telescope in June 2016, they responded to a request from collaborators to obtain a deep optical image of […]

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Thomas Boudreaux Publishes Paper in the Astrophysical Journal

Congratulations to rising junior Thomas Boudreaux, who just had his first paper (and a first-author paper at that!) accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal, a high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journal of astronomy and astrophysics. Last summer, Thomas worked with Dr. Scott Fleming at the Space Telescope Science Institute to extract ultraviolet light curves of hot […]

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2017 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Alan Vasquez Soto

This summer, rising senior Alan Vasquez Soto is working as an intern at Greenway Solutions, a small consulting company based in Charlotte, NC. Greenway Solutions does significant work for some of the top banks in the area, including giving insights on new technology, improving customer service through the implementation of innovative technology, and providing extensive […]

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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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2017 SUMMER STUDENT RESEARCH SERIES — Erin Brady

Our physics majors go above and beyond in their work even outside of our traditional academic semesters. Over the next few weeks, we will highlight students who are participating in summer research, whether at HPU, another U.S. institution, or even abroad. For our first student profile in 2017, we recognize rising junior Erin Brady, who […]

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Thomas Boudreaux Receives Honorable Mention for Goldwater Scholarship

Congratulations to sophomore physics major Thomas Boudreaux, who was recently recognized with an official “Honorable Mention” by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. This congressional scholarship program provides funding for exceptional undergraduate students whose career plans involve doing research in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering. The Goldwater Scholarship is highly […]

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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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