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NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

By on January 19, 2021 in Academic News, Features, research with 0 Comments

Mitchell Schneller calls his summer internship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida an “amazing opportunity.” Several other students call it amazing, too, because a grant from NASA to ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics brought Schneller’s project to the Abilene campus. Now Schneller and fellow seniors Michael Ranger, Koby Rodgers and Cole Shannon are […]

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10 Questions with NEXT Lab oversight committee chair, energy expert Doug Robison

10 Questions with NEXT Lab oversight committee chair, energy expert Doug Robison

A thin volume of Galileo’s 1610 landmark treatise The Starry Messenger sits on a bookshelf at oil and gas executive Doug Robison’s Abilene home. Within its pages, the famous astronomer, who turned his telescope to the stars to provide firsthand observation that ours is a sun-centered solar system and not an Earth-centered one, describes his […]

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ACU students complete work on STAR detector components through Brookhaven National Laboratory

ACU students complete work on STAR detector components through Brookhaven National Laboratory

By on December 2, 2020 in Academic News, research with 0 Comments

In spite of challenges presented by the pandemic, undergraduate students at Abilene Christian University have devoted the past several months to preparing components for a hadron calorimeter as part of the STAR detector project – an experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory – and for the first time were able […]

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Love of chemistry, research combine to make NEXT Lab a perfect fit for ACU grad

Love of chemistry, research combine to make NEXT Lab a perfect fit for ACU grad

By on November 16, 2020 in ACU News, Features, NEXT Lab, research with 1 Comment

Alli Mae (Bulkley ’20) Berry joined the team in ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research scientist just a month after graduating and five days before getting married. Despite the blur of life changes in such a short period of time, Berry jumped right into her work by learning the ins and outs of NEXT Lab’s […]

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