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APSU’s professional mad scientist Bryan Gaither performs for National Physics Association

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) professional mad scientist, Bryan Gaither, had a national audience on Thursday, August 27th, 2020.

The Society of Physics Students (SPS) – a national professional association designed for college students – invited Gaither to host a virtual science demonstration for the group via Zoom.

Austin Peay State University professional mad scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University professional mad scientist Bryan Gaither. (APSU)

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APSU Scientist helps Tennessee Middle School launch high-altitude Balloon over 106,000 feet

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a sticky August morning, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) professional mad scientist traveled to Gainsboro, Tennessee, to help Michael Vigeant’s middle school students launch a science balloon over 106,000 feet into the sky.

The Jackson County Middle School high-altitude balloon rose more than 20 miles into the sky, capturing stunning images. (APSU)

The Jackson County Middle School high-altitude balloon rose more than 20 miles into the sky, capturing stunning images. (APSU)

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High school students jump into life-size Super Mario experience at Austin Peay State University

 

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Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – High school students are getting a Super Mario Bros.-sized treat this summer at Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University.

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, has put up a life-sized set that depicts the first level of Nintendo’s 1985 classic Super Mario Bros. And it’s interactive, allowing students to run, jump and bash through the game, complete with boing, ping and slide sound effects.

Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University run through June.

Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University run through June.

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APSU College of STEM starts Drone Racing Team

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a recent, sunny afternoon, a small aircraft buzzed past flapping banners on the Austin Peay State University intramural field. The pilot, wearing a pair of virtual reality glasses, stood several feet away, maneuvering a quadcopter drone around a series of obstacles with a remote control.

Austin Peay starts Drone Racing team to promote the College of STEM.

Austin Peay starts Drone Racing team to promote the College of STEM.

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APSU is holding several Total Solar Eclipse events

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On Monday, August 21st, 2017, the heavens—in the words of English poet Lavinia Greenlaw—will throw a “celestial dimmer switch” during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and as excitement builds across the country for this cosmic spectacle, Austin Peay State University is hosting several events, including an official NASA viewing parties at the campus’ Fortera Stadium.

Austin Peay is hosting several events for the upcoming 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

Austin Peay is hosting several events for the upcoming 2017 Total Solar Eclipse.

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Clarksville is prime location for the Great American Eclipse

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County Residents must take precautions during August 21st event

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County is in the path of the Great American Eclipse of August 21st, 2017, making this a prime destination for those who want to view this rare astronomical  occurrence.

This  will be the first coast-to-coast eclipse in 98 years and the first in the continental United States since 1978.  The eclipse can only be seen in a path 60 miles wide across the United States, so this will be a once in a lifetime experience to to witness a fascinating natural phenomenon.

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Austin Peay State University student Maria White wins first place at international glass and optics meeting

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Held in Waikoloa, Hawaii, the 2017 Glass and Optical Materials Division Meeting (GOMD) of the Materials Ceramic Society was an international affair, attracting hundreds of scientists from over 25 countries.

More than just a professional conference, GOMD also welcomed students from around the world, giving each a chance to learn from experts and discover the next steps in their academic and professional careers.

APSU chemistry major Maria White.

APSU chemistry major Maria White.

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Austin Peay to hold Total Solar Eclipse events APSU’s Fortera Stadium August 21st

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In two short months, the heavens—in the words of English poet Lavinia Greenlaw—will throw a “celestial dimmer switch” during the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, and as excitement builds across the country for this cosmic spectacle, Austin Peay State University is gearing up to host official NASA viewing parties at the campus’ Fortera Stadium.

More than 8,000 people are expected to make their way to the football stadium on August 21st, 2017, to safely witness the total solar eclipse.

APSU's Fortera Stadium

APSU’s Fortera Stadium

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Austin Peay State University to offer first engineering degree this fall

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – “When will Austin Peay State University offer an engineering degree?”

Since the early 1960s, prospective students and area manufacturers have asked that question, and today (May 11th, 2017), the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) finally provided them with an answer.

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

The campus of Austin Peay State University. (APSU)

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APSU physics student Jonathan Bunton earns highly coveted internship with Tesla

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Faced with a rare opportunity to impress recruiters from one of the most sought-after internships in America, automotive manufacturer Tesla, Inc., Austin Peay State University junior physics major Jonathan Bunton said he felt he needed to combat a common misconception in the tech sector.

APSU physics student Jonathan Bunton. (Hunter Abrams, APSU)

APSU physics student Jonathan Bunton. (Hunter Abrams, APSU)

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