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Google-sponsored summer coding camps return to Austin Peay campus
Google-sponsored summer coding camps return to Austin Peay campus

Anyone who wants to attend the camps can sign up at a steep discount. The first half of campers who sign up will get a 90% discount off the normal $99 price. All other campers will get a 60% discount.

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Happening tonight: Last Science on Tap of the spring semester
Happening tonight: Last Science on Tap of the spring semester

Dr. Catherine Haase will present "Moose, Wolves and Bats, Oh My!" and will explain how mathematical models can help us unravel the effects of disease on animal energetics.

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APSU students ‘escape’ chemistry lab by finding the fictional copper thief
APSU students 'escape' chemistry lab by finding the fictional copper thief

Dr. Leslie Hiatt's quantitative analysis chemistry students at Austin Peay State University had a mystery to solve - identify the department's copper thief. But this mystery came with a tantalizing reward. If the students found the copper thief, they also "escaped" the class's lab work.

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Jarres Plummer
APSU engineering physics student earns national research award

The Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) named Jarres Plummer as one of only five recipients of the Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Awards.

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Austin Peay students, professors publish paper about recent work with bacteriophages
Austin Peay students, professors publish paper about recent work with bacteriophages

This spring, 11 undergraduate and graduate students worked with APSU's Dr. Sergei Markov to publish a paper that shares the team's work with the three bacteriophages they found in Clarksville and lovingly named Danno, Otwor and Scumberland.

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Science on Tap to examine Southeastern Grasslands Initiative’s ‘New Course for Conservation’
Science on Tap to examine Southeastern Grasslands Initiative's 'New Course for Conservation'

Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap lecture series continues virtually on April 6 when Dr. Dwayne Estes offers a look at the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) based at APSU.

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Dr. Meagan Mann
APSU professor's Google grant to help local students struggling with remote learning

The technology giant awarded Dr. Meagan Mann, associate professor of chemistry, $40,000 to provide free Algebra I and chemistry tutoring to CMCSS high school students.

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APSU professor lead author on white-nose syndrome study that predicts ‘severe threat’ to western North American bats
APSU professor lead author on white-nose syndrome study that predicts 'severe threat' to western North American bats

A four-year study recently published in Ecology and Evolution concludes that the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, poses a severe threat to many western North American bats.

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Science on Tap to return virtually for special panel discussion about COVID-19, vaccines
Science on Tap to return virtually for special panel discussion about COVID-19, vaccines

Science on Tap will return 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, to revisit the COVID-19 discussion. This time, however, the event will be virtual - delivered via Zoom webinar - and include a panel discussion to take on the urgency and hope of new vaccines to stop the virus.

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In the News: Austin Peay alum promoted to lead Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
In the News: Austin Peay alum promoted to lead Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Austin Peay State University physics alumnus Billy Teets ('04) has been promoted to director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.

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APSU 1964
How Austin Peay Detected the First Chinese Atomic Bomb

APSU alumnus Dr. Ronald Miller ('65) wrote this personal account of how, in the fall of 1964, APSU physics students and faculty were the first to detect China's atomic bomb test.

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Health Professions Building
CMCCHF commits $3 million for the new APSU Health Professions Building

The Health Professions Building will consolidate the APSU School of Nursing and the departments of allied health sciences, psychological science and counseling, health and human performance and social work into one facility.

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APSU’s College of STEM announces multifaceted plan to ‘prepare our students to thrive in a diverse and inclusive workplace’
College of STEM announces plan to ‘prepare our students to thrive in a diverse and inclusive workplace’

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Austin Peay State University on Friday released a diversity and inclusion statement and pledged to fight "any form of racism, discrimination or prejudice."

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Maxie Grizzard
Chris and Laura Binkley create Maxie Dean Grizzard Agriculture Endowment for APSU students

Students who have graduated from high schools located in Stewart or Montgomery counties are eligible to receive this scholarship. Applicants must be enrolled full-time at APSU with a major in agriculture.

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Dunbar Cave Fire
APSU's SGI and Tennessee State Parks set "good fire" at Dunbar Cave

Prescribed fire is helping to protect more than 350 species of plants, pollinators and other wildlife that thrive at a restored prairie in north Tennessee.

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Austin Peay statistics instructor builds real-world models to help students grasp math concepts
Austin Peay statistics instructor builds real-world models to help students grasp math concepts

An Austin Peay State University statistics instructor for years has used his woodworking skills and engineering know-how to build mathematical models - real-world 3D representations of the math - to help his students learn. And over the summer, he built his latest learning tool - a Galton Board.

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Austin Peay chemistry professor transforms glass door into light board for online teaching
Austin Peay chemistry professor transforms glass door into light board for online teaching

Dr. Leslie Hiatt, a chemistry professor at Austin Peay State University, spent some of the summer transforming a scrapped glass door into a learning tool for students forced to take online classes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Austin Peay’s professional mad scientist performs for national physics association
Austin Peay's professional mad scientist performs for national physics association

Austin Peay State University's professional mad scientist, Bryan Gaither, had a national audience on Thursday. 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.

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Austin Peay scientist helps Tennessee middle school launch high-altitude balloon over 106,000 feet
Austin Peay scientist helps Tennessee middle school launch high-altitude balloon over 106,000 feet

On a sticky August morning, Austin Peay State University's 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.

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Governor’s School for Computational Physics uses old school tech – telegrams – to reach out to homebound students
Governor's School for Computational Physics uses old school tech - telegrams - to reach out to homebound students

Earlier this summer, students at Austin Peay's Governor's School for Computational Physics got a special surprise delivered to their front doors: a telegram from the school.

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Austin Peay sent hops to near space, now it’s in the Stratobeer at Strawberry Alley Ale Works
Austin Peay sent hops to near space, now it's in the Stratobeer at Strawberry Alley Ale Works

On a sunny but chilly January afternoon, Austin Peay physics students sent two jars of Cascade hops 93,000 feet into the stratosphere. Strawberry Alley Ale Works used those hops to make its Stratobeer.

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Crushed barrels and shattered watermelons: APSU’s professional mad scientist bringing Gov School demos to Zoom
Crushed barrels and shattered watermelons: APSU's professional mad scientist bringing Gov School demos to Zoom

Each summer, Bryan Gaither orchestrates several science demonstrations during the Governor's School for Computational Physics.

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Grasslands
BAND Foundation surpasses $800,000 in giving to APSU Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

SGI seeks to integrate research, consultation and education, along with the administration of grants, to create innovative solutions to address issues facing Southeastern grasslands.

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After record year, Austin Peay’s graduate enrollment continues to grow – even during a pandemic
After record year, Austin Peay's graduate enrollment continues to grow - even during a pandemic

Last year APSU broke the 1,000 graduate student barrier and current enrollment looks even more promising. APSU is experiencing higher graduate student enrollment compared to last year at this time.

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Austin Peay professors bring diverse science lessons to Governor’s School of Computational Physics
Austin Peay professors bring diverse science lessons to Governor's School of Computational Physics

To give this year's 37 high-achieving high school Governor's School students as rich a college experience as possible, APSU's Dr. B. Alex King invited seven science professors from across campus to give presentations.

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During pandemic, Austin Peay shifts Governor’s School lessons into a virtual experience
During pandemic, Austin Peay shifts Governor's School lessons into a virtual experience

The Governor's School for Computational Physics returned for the 12th straight year to Austin Peay State University this week, but something was much, much different than in previous years. This year's Governor's School is entirely online.

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Kubota tractor
Coleman Tractor Company provides Kubota equipment for use at APSU Farm

The equipment includes a tractor with a loader, a round baler, a disc mower conditioner, a utility vehicle and a tedder used to flip and turn hay to assist in drying hay.

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Austin Peay’s student-discovered phages entered into national genetic sequence database
Austin Peay's student-discovered phages entered into national genetic sequence database

More than a dozen Austin Peay State University students who have taken advantage of a unique research opportunity are now seeing their work recognized on a national scale.

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Dr. Sullivan
APSU Department of Chemistry makes hand sanitizer for campus this fall

The department found a winning recipe for its hand sanitizer using ethanol, hydrogen peroxide and glycerin.

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Austin Peay team working on mathematical model to help university’s transition back to campus
Austin Peay team working on mathematical model to help university's transition back to campus

As leaders at Austin Peay State University work to define what classes will look like when students return to campus this fall, an APSU medical laboratory science professor and virologist is working with his colleagues to build a statistical model to help guide the way.

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