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Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

Gibbs keeps projects running smoothly at ACU’s cutting-edge NEXT Lab

By on November 20, 2019 in Campus News with 0 Comments

When Rosario Gibbs gave a presentation recently to a consortium of universities working with ACU’s NEXT Lab to develop a molten salt nuclear reactor, her first slide was of head coach Joe Golding and his NCAA Division I Southland Conference championship basketball team. Golding’s motto throughout the season, “trust the process,” is just as applicable […]

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NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

NEXT Lab researcher tackles project to extract medical isotope

By on October 30, 2019 in ACU News, Campus News with 0 Comments

In May, Diego Zometa Paniagua (’19) was preparing to graduate from Abilene Christian University with a degree in chemistry. Today, just a few months later, he is working in the same building where he took chemistry classes and using the same labs, but with a different goal. He is working on a project with the […]

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NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

NEXT Lab brings Pfeifer home to join ACU’s pioneering research program

By on January 29, 2019 in Academic News, ACU News with 1 Comment

When Dr. Dylan Pfeifer joined ACU’s NEXT Lab as a research engineer in August 2018, it was much more than just a homecoming for the Abilene native. NEXT presented Pfeifer with unique opportunities to use his skills and contribute to both ACU and important scientific research. “ACU has always been a family place for me, […]

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NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

NEXT Lab receives $3.2 million from Robison Excelsior Foundation

By on October 16, 2018 in Academic News, ACU News with 0 Comments

The Robison Excelsior Foundation has pledged $3.2 million to Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing (NEXT) Lab to address the world’s most critical needs of affordable and clean energy, pure and abundant water, and medical isotopes for diagnosing and treating cancer. This major gift brings the funding total for NEXT Lab research to date […]

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NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

By on August 31, 2018 in ACU News, Campus News with 1 Comment

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and several other universities on a new research reactor. The universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Research […]

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Engineering, physics students work alongside world class scientists in summer research

Engineering, physics students work alongside world class scientists in summer research

By on April 5, 2018 in Academic News, Campus News with 0 Comments

Summers have been most unusual the last couple of years for ACU senior Caleb Hicks – and that’s one reason he chose ACU. Instead of enjoying the scenery in his hometown of Greeley, Colorado, Caleb has been conducting research, alongside world class scientists, at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago and the Los Alamos […]

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NEXT Lab focuses research on solving global problems

NEXT Lab focuses research on solving global problems

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. A box of Morton’s salt sitting on a table and mention of a Crock-Pot makes visitors to ACU’s […]

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