Students, Alum Launch ‘Zipsy’ Social Media App

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 1, 2015 – Four High Point University students have harnessed the entrepreneurial spirit by combining everything their generation loves about social media into a single app called Zipsy. The app is available in the App Store today. Search for “Zipsy” and scroll until you see the official icon, or visit http://www.zipsyapp.com/ […]

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Becoming a Scholar: Undergraduate Research Helps Students Tap Their Potential

At High Point University, students immerse themselves in undergraduate research. They’ll be somewhere on or off campus, and hours slip by as they focus on what they love — or what they long to understand. They study lemurs, kill bacteria, create cutting-edge technology or slip into a white bee suit. They see themselves as scientists and […]

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NASA Selects HPU Students’ Proposal

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 16, 2015 – High Point University physics students have had their proposal accepted to NASA’s Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams program (Micro-g NExT). This program challenged undergraduate students to work in teams to design and build a device for astronauts to chip off samples of an asteroid while they’re exploring […]

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HPU Research Sheds Light on Plant Pigments

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 – High Point University faculty and student researchers are one step closer to resolving a botanical mystery. Their research on why some shade-loving plants have red or purple pigments on the underside of their leaves was highlighted recently in Planta, a prominent botany journal. Nicole Hughes, assistant professor of […]

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Sophomore Presents Heart Monitor Research at TECHCON Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 10, 2014 – Simeon Simeonides, a sophomore Physics major at High Point University, joined the nation’s top scholars and industry leaders to share his research at Semiconductor Research Corporation’s TECHCON conference. Held Sept. 7-9 in Austin, Texas, the conference showcased the forefront of semiconductor research by undergraduate, graduate and Ph.D. students. Simeonides […]

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Student Joins Team Researching Personal Heart Monitors

HIGH POINT, N.C., July 9, 2014 – Rising High Point University sophomore Simeon Simeonides is part of a research team working to develop personal heart monitors that can help determine heart health and possibly predict heart attacks. Simeonides was selected as an undergraduate researcher at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering this summer. He’s […]

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HPU Sciences Join Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering

HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 14, 2014 – High Point University recently joined the nanomanufacturing consortium at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering (JSNN) in Greensboro. The consortium is a collaborative project with different schools and industry in the Triad, focused on preparing students to conduct basic and advanced research. It is located in a […]

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Physics Major Discovers New Pulsating Star

HIGH POINT, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 – Junior physics major Stephen Vultaggio recently presented his discovery of a new Rapidly-Pulsating Hot Subdwarf Star at the 223rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Washington, D.C. Hot Subdwarf Stars are rare types of stars that have had their outer atmospheric layers stripped off, so astronomers […]

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HPU Assistant Professor Of Political Science Receives Grant From National Science Foundation

Dr. Martin Kifer, assistant professor of political science and director of the Survey Research Center at High Point University, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for a collaborative political science project. The project, “Collaborative Research: Using Web Data to Study the Nature and Consequences of U.S. Congressional Campaigns,” teams Kifer up with two colleagues – Jamie Druckman from Northwestern University and Michael Parkin from Oberlin College.

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