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NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

By on July 31, 2020 in Academic News with 3 Comments

Abilene Christian University and Abilene-based Natura Resources LLC are partnering in a $30.5 million effort to design and license a research reactor in collaboration with three other major universities. Natura will provide $21.5 million to ACU over the next three years, the largest sponsored research agreement in the university’s history. ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing […]

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Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

By on June 24, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) program at Abilene Christian University has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for five years. ACU’s M.A.T. program is one of only eight nationwide and the only one in Texas to achieve initial accreditation under the new 2020 CAATE standards. The accreditation means graduates are eligible to […]

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ACU NEXT Lab receives grant approval from Department of Energy

ACU NEXT Lab receives grant approval from Department of Energy

By on June 22, 2020 in ACU News with 1 Comment

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has received a $120,000 budget renewal of the teams’ sponsored research award through Idaho National Laboratory, titled “Investigation of Instrumentation, Data Analytics, and Simulation Synergies for the Versatile Test Reactor.” This grant was initially awarded in August 2018 for $150,000 and represented the NEXT Lab’s first federal support. NEXT stands for Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing. […]

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ACU nuclear physics group grant proposal approved by Department of Energy

ACU nuclear physics group grant proposal approved by Department of Energy

By on June 12, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

The nuclear physics group at Abilene Christian University has been awarded a three-year renewal in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy. The recent extension is for $793,000, and includes funding for a post doctoral fellowship for the first time in the history of these grants. The university has sustained budget renewals since it originated in 1982. Other universities […]

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ACU nursing graduates outrank state and national NCLEX first-time test averages

ACU nursing graduates outrank state and national NCLEX first-time test averages

By on January 27, 2020 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

For 2019, the first-time pass rate for Abilene Christian University nursing graduates taking the NCLEX test was 96.08 percent, exceeding both the state and national program averages. On Friday, the Texas Board of Nursing released first-time pass rates for eligible nursing programs in the state. This marks three years in a row for ACU’s first-time […]

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ACU Springboard competition announces prize money to aspiring entrepreneurs

ACU Springboard competition announces prize money to aspiring entrepreneurs

By on January 27, 2020 in ACU News with 0 Comments

Applications for the annual Springboard competition led by ACU’s Griggs Center for Entrepreneurship and Philanthropy are due by February 15. The 2020 Springboard competition will award up to $40,000 in funding across three different award categories: Concept ($1,000 per team) – Provide entrepreneurs at the idea stage with funding and expert help to use for […]

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