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May’s Science on Tap to examine the physics portrayed in movies such as ‘Apollo 13’
May's Science on Tap to examine the physics portrayed in movies such as 'Apollo 13'

When Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap returns to Strawberry Alley Ale Works on May 3, APSU professors will continue their examination of how Hollywood blockbuster movies portray science.

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Austin Peay graduate student identifies 55,085 insects during research on Fort Campbell bats
Austin Peay graduate student identifies 55,085 insects during research on Fort Campbell bats

After about five months of collecting insects at Fort Campbell and six months of counting them in an Austin Peay lab, Trevor Walker and his team identified 55,085 bugs. The payoff for all of that work could be huge - the research could uncover a new way for state agencies to gauge water quality.

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Austin Peay’s ‘Innovation Experience’ to showcase STEM student work to industry partners
Austin Peay's 'Innovation Experience' to showcase STEM student work to industry partners

The event - called The Innovation Experience - will include 16 exhibitions featuring student capstone projects that highlight their work solving real-world problems, such as helping senior citizens sort pills or improving tire manufacturing.

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Austin Peay’s Science on Tap to continue its look at science in the movies with ‘Moneyball’
Austin Peay's Science on Tap to continue its look at science in the movies with 'Moneyball'

When Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap returns to Strawberry Alley Ale Works on April 5, APSU professors will continue their examination of how Hollywood blockbuster movies portray science.

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Austin Peay’s Science on Tap to explore the science of ‘Jurassic Park’
Austin Peay's Science on Tap to explore the science of 'Jurassic Park'

When Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap returns to Strawberry Alley Ale Works on March 1, Dr. Catherine Haase, Dr. Kallina Dunkle and Phil Roberson will explore the science portrayed in the 1993 movie "Jurassic Park."

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February Science on Tap to lead attendees through science-based escape game mystery
February Science on Tap to lead attendees through science-based escape game mystery

When Science on Tap returns to Strawberry Alley Ale Works on Feb. 1, Dr. Leslie Hiatt will lead attendees into the role of detective as they try to solve an escape game mystery - and to learn more about the scientific method.

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Meet Oakley the diabetic service dog who wears PPE to Austin Peay chemistry labs
Meet Oakley, the diabetes service dog who wears PPE to Austin Peay chemistry labs

In a photo from earlier this semester, Oakley - a diabetes service dog who attends classes with agriculture sophomore Alex Baum - wears protective gear during a chemistry lab. The photo tells the tale: a dog tolerating goggles, pants and booties to protect her human.

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December Science on Tap to focus on the good news from climate change, biodiversity
December Science on Tap to focus on the good news from climate change, biodiversity

Michelle Rogers - a principal investigator for Austin Peay State University's Center of Excellence for Field Biology - wants to focus on the good news when she discusses climate change at the next Science on Tap at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at Upstairs at Strawberry Alley Ale Works.

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Tennessee Academy of Science provides ‘wonderful opportunity’ for Austin Peay faculty, staff
Tennessee Academy of Science provides 'wonderful opportunity' for Austin Peay faculty, staff

Eighteen Austin Peay State University students presented research at the Tennessee Academy of Science's annual meeting on Nov. 6 at Tennessee Technological University.

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Austin Peay’s new STEM Scholars program opens up research, leadership opportunities for incoming students
Austin Peay's new STEM Scholars program opens up research, leadership opportunities for incoming students

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at Austin Peay State University this fall launched a new program focused on helping high-achieving students in their transition to university life.

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Six Austin Peay students to present at Southeastern Fishes Council annual meeting
Six Austin Peay students to present at Southeastern Fishes Council annual meeting

Several graduate and undergraduate biology students from Austin Peay State University will present at the Southeastern Fishes Council meeting on Nov. 18-19, 2021, in Columbus, Georgia.

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Presentations
APSU College of Ed grad class partners with Moore Magnet on outdoor science lessons

This semester, APSU grad students in Education 5360 are developing lesson plans for the teachers at Moore Magnet Elementary to use in the outdoor classroom.

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Open house will allow community to see GIS Center’s community-centered work firsthand
Open house will allow community to see GIS Center's community-centered work firsthand

The community will get a chance to see the GIS Center's work firsthand on Wednesday, Nov. 17, when the center opens its doors to celebrate GIS Day. The open house is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the center and will include tours and demonstrations.

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Marvin Posey, Jr. Scholarship Endowment is now fully endowed to benefit African American students at APSU

To be eligible, first-time freshmen must be admitted to APSU, have a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum ACT score of 23. Upperclassmen applicants must have junior or senior status and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

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Austin Peay science education professor wins statewide Educator of the Year award
Austin Peay science education professor wins statewide Educator of the Year award

An Austin Peay State University education professor recently won the Tennessee Science Teachers Association Science Educator of the Year award in the higher education category.

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GIS Center students create brochure, story map to preserve African American soldiers’ stories
GIS Center students create brochure, story map to preserve African American soldiers' stories

Earlier this year, Austin Peay State University and GIS Center students Josh Gramlick and Javon Dixon partnered with a local historical preservation society to help tell the story of Clarksville's African American soldiers.

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Bell Witch explained? Austin Peay chemistry professor explores the science in the tale
Bell Witch explained? Austin Peay chemistry professor explores the science in the tale

Dr. Meagan Mann, a chemistry professor at Austin Peay State University, has written a paper that might explain not only John Bell's death but also the magical components at the core of the Bell Witch legend.

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November Science on Tap to explore ‘Cryptography and You’
November Science on Tap to explore 'Cryptography and You'

Austin Peay State University professor Dr. Nicholas Coleman, an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, will discuss "Cryptography and You" at the next Science on Tap at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at Upstairs at Strawberry Alley Ale Works.

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Austin Peay plans open house for aspiring helicopter pilots, flight instructors
Austin Peay plans open house for aspiring helicopter pilots, flight instructors

Austin Peay State University is opening its hangar and classroom space at Clarksville Regional Airport on Nov. 6 to give aspiring helicopter pilots an opportunity to see APSU's helicopters and to learn more about the university's unique aviation sciences program.

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Science on Tap returns this October to explore Bell Witch legend with science
Science on Tap returns this October to explore Bell Witch legend with science

Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap will return to Upstairs at Strawberry Alley Ale Works on Tuesday, Oct. 5, with discussion of a story that has captured the region's imagination for 200 years.

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Austin Peay freshman develops game, ‘Rhythm Knights,’ for Steam, Xbox
Austin Peay freshman develops game, 'Rhythm Knights,' for Steam, Xbox

Dallen Larson might only be a freshman at Austin Peay State University, but the 18-year-old Springfield native is also a budding video game developer, releasing his newest creation - "Rhythm Knights"-- on Sept. 17.

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You have to see this photo: Austin Peay flag flies in fighter jet navigating Britain’s famed Mach Loop
You have to see this photo: Austin Peay flag flies in fighter jet navigating Britain's famed Mach Loop

An Austin Peay State University Governors flag recently zipped through the skies of the United Kingdom in the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet.

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Award winners
Two recent mathematics graduates earn top APSU student awards

During APSU's Student Organization and Leader Awards in April, Kara Underwood received the William McClure Drane Award, and Sara Grey earned the Harvill-Civitan Citizenship Award.

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Austin Peay, TDOT partner on pollinator project at I-24’s Exit 1
Austin Peay, TDOT partner on pollinator project at I-24's Exit 1

Austin Peay State University's Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) recently partnered with the Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) Pollinator Habitat Program on a conservation project that brought nectar-bearing prairies to the strips of land abutting Exit 1 in Clarksville. SGI was contracted by TDOT in 2019 with a $150,000 grant to identify, plant and assist in cultivating natural pollination locations along Tennessee's highways.

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Austin Peay lands science grant to send 18 students to three European universities
Austin Peay lands science grant to send 18 students to three European universities

The Austin Peay State University College of STEM has earned an interdisciplinary Research in Undergraduate Institution (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation to send 18 students to three universities in Europe that specialize in nano and glass technology.

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Austin Peay’s Center of Excellence for Field Biology celebrates 35th year, continues nationwide mission
Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for Field Biology celebrates 35th year, continues nationwide mission

In its 35th year, the center remains an opportunity for Austin Peay, for Clarksville and Montgomery County and beyond. Since its inception in 1986, the center has expanded from a focus on the fauna and flora of the Land Between the Lakes to establishing a footprint across the United States, such as with the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative - which since 2017 has worked to restore thousands of acres of grasslands from Texas to New Jersey.

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Dr. Floyd Scott, a Center of Excellence for Field Biology founder, remembered for his compassion
Dr. Floyd Scott, a Center of Excellence for Field Biology founder, remembered for his compassion

Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for Field Biology lost one of its founding members, Dr. Floyd Scott, earlier this year. "He was the closest thing to a brother that I ever had," said Dr. Eugene Wofford, a longtime botanist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. "He was a very kind, very compassionate person, and I miss him dearly."

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Austin Peay graduate’s poster selected for prestigious computing conference
Austin Peay graduate's poster selected for prestigious computing conference

With the encouragement of one of his physics professors, Jason Rivas entered one of his senior-year research projects into the prestigious Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2021 (PEARC21) conference, and his poster was one of 16 selected.

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SGI
APSU GIS Center joins the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to examine land grant data from the Revolutionary War

To revive the 230-year-old lost world of Middle Tennessee, the two organizations are studying the original, hand-drawn maps and notes surveyors made of the region between 1789 and 1804.

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Austin Peay alumna finalist for Nashville environment, sustainability award
Austin Peay alumna finalist for Nashville environment, sustainability award

An Austin Peay State University alumna, Angel Fowler, has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA) in the Environment and Sustainability category.

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