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High Point University’s physics students and professor travel to Andes Mountains to do research

Two High Point University physics students have returned from Chile with an unprecedented experience under their belt and plans to publish their finding in a peer-reviewed publication. Rising seniors Thomas Boudreaux and Kyle Corcoran joined Dr. Brad Barlow, assistant professor of astrophysics, on his fourth trip with HPU students to the Andes Mountains to observe stars with the CTIO/SMARTS 0.9-meter ...

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Math major Jason Feldman of Davidson College wins the largest hackathon in the nation

Jason Feldman ’18 won top honors this past week at the nation’s largest annual event in the burgeoning field of sports analytics by creating a new weapon for pro basketball teams, including those whose owners and general managers were at the conference. Feldman topped Ivy League students to win the hackathon at the 12th Annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference ...

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Alyson Kuba of Nova Southeastern University receives WAMAS Coral Reef Conservation Endowed Student Support Fund

Nova Southeastern University (NSU) is pleased to announce that one of its students is the first-ever beneficiary of the WAMAS Coral Reef Conservation Endowed Student Support Fund. The Washington D.C. Area Marine Aquarist Society, Inc. (WAMAS) donated $25,750 to provide support to NSU graduate students enrolled in NSU’s Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography. “I am very grateful to ...

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Dillard’s Deven Berry ‘19, three other Computer Science majors travel to San Francisco for Black Enterprise Hackathon

Four Dillard University students departed The Oaks for a week in the postcard worthy views of the San Francisco Bay area. But, for at least a day, they’ll only see the walls of a hotel room and the glare from their laptops, as they compete in the BE Smart Hackathon 3.0. Dillard University’s “Four Loop” team of programmers, Deven Berry, ...

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Zipeng Li of Duke University wins the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad

Zipeng Li, a recent doctoral graduate from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has won the Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad. Li’s research in the laboratory of Krishnendu Chakrabarty, chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering, has focused on microfluidic biochips. His work has helped advance the technology through breakthroughs in design automation, optimization and ...

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Wake Forest’s recent graduate Angela Harper receives the 2017 LeRoy Apker Award for physics

The American Physical Society awarded Angela Harper the 2017 LeRoy Apker Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in physics by undergraduate students, and provides encouragement to young physicists who have demonstrated great potential for future scientific accomplishment. Two awards are presented each year, one to a student from a Ph.D. granting institution, and one to a student from a non-Ph.D. granting ...

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