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Austin Peay invites public to see lunar occultation of Mars
Austin Peay invites public to see lunar occultation of Mars

Austin Peay State University's Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy will give children and adult astronomy enthusiasts a chance to observe a lunar occultation of Mars - when the moon passes in front of Mars - at the university's observatory on Wednesday, Dec. 7.

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Austin Peay physics professor’s work featured in American Journal of Physics
Austin Peay physics professor's work featured in American Journal of Physics

The paper - titled "Surface plasmon resonance sensing in the advanced physics laboratory" - is featured on the cover of the November edition of American Journal of Physics, a publication of the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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Presenting at national geology conference opens opportunities for Austin Peay student
Presenting at national geology conference opens opportunities for Austin Peay student

Dairian Boddy, a junior in the Department of Geosciences, presented research about an out-of-place rock deposit near Russellville, Kentucky, last month at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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APSU's Southeastern Grasslands Institute Preserves Rare Ecological Community

Thanks to a generous donation by Robert and Deborah Hulse to the Southeastern Grasslands Institute (SGI), this place community be permanently protected for future generations.

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Biology, art collaboration helps photography students ‘think about the story’
Biology, art collaboration helps photography students 'think about the story'

The collaboration allows art students to choose specimens from the David H. Snyder Museum of Zoology for elaborate photo shoots in Amir Aghareb's photo studio lighting class.

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Center of Excellence for Field Biology, Clarksville Sustainability Board team up to form Healthy Yards program
Center of Excellence for Field Biology, Clarksville Sustainability Board team up to form Healthy Yards program

The Center of Excellence for Field Biology at Austin Peay State University has partnered with the Clarksville Sustainability Board to offer a new program to help residents add more native plants and pollinators to local yards.

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A spooky evening with Dr. Mann and the Bell Witch legend
A spooky evening with Dr. Mann and the Bell Witch legend

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Dr. Meagan Mann, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Austin Peay State University, hosted a presentation on how arsenic might have played a part in the Bell Witch legend.

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Former APSU grad student discovers new Clematis species through scientific gardening

Thomas Murphy conducted the work when he was a graduate research assistant with Austin Peay State University's Center of Excellence for Field Biology and the Southeastern Grasslands Institute.

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Austin Peay to host special presentation exploring the science behind the Bell Witch legend
Austin Peay to host special presentation exploring the science behind the Bell Witch legend

The Bell Witch legend has held the region's attention for more than 200 years, but on Oct. 25 enthusiasts will hear a part of the story that will do more than spark their imaginations. Dr. Meagan Mann will give her presentation at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room E106A/B in the Sundquist Science Complex.

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Austin Peay physics students experience astrophysics through Mauna Kea telescope
Austin Peay physics students experience astrophysics through Mauna Kea telescope

Several students in the Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy at Austin Peay State University experienced a stellar treat last month when they got the opportunity to use the world-renowned Mauna Kea Observatories in Hawaii to observe some massive stars.

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‘Say her name’: Austin Peay professor works to raise awareness of Mahsa Amini’s death, protests in Iran
'Say her name': Austin Peay professor works to raise awareness of Mahsa Amini's death, protests in Iran

Amini's name adorns the door of Dr. Saeid Samadi-Dana in the Maynard Math & Computer Science Building at Austin Peay State University. Samadi-Dana wants more people to say her name - and understand not only Mahsa Amini's significance but also the meaning behind the global "Women, Life, Freedom" protests.

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Photos: CoSTEM celebrates Women in Technology with Google panel
Photos: CoSTEM celebrates Women in Technology with Google panel

The College of STEM hosted a panel discussion of Google representatives in celebration of "Women in Technology" on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Maynard Mathematics and Computer Science Building.

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APSU and SGI Celebrating 5 Years of Saving Southeastern Grasslands

As part of that celebration, SGI announced that it is changing its name from the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to the Southeastern Grasslands Institute.

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Austin Peay biology students publish paper about new bacteriophage named Librie
Austin Peay biology students publish paper about new bacteriophage named Librie

Austin Peay biology students and professors continue to succeed in their work with bacteria-infecting viruses called bacteriophages with 85 graduate and undergraduate students having taken part in the research since 2019.

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Austin Peay radiation therapy graduate publishes case study in national journal
Austin Peay radiation therapy graduate publishes case study in national journal

For Annette D. Garcia - who graduated in 2021 with a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology from the Department of Allied Health Sciences - the publication represents the passion and hard work she has put into her career.

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‘Aliens on Tap’: Professors to explore possibility of life somewhere out there
'Aliens on Tap': Professors to explore possibility of life somewhere out there

When Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap returns to Strawberry Alley Ale Works on Oct. 4, two professors will examine the possibility of life elsewhere in the universe.

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Gallery: Austin Peay hosts public oberving night
Gallery: Austin Peay hosts public observing night

Austin Peay State University's Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy gave children and adult astronomy enthusiasts a chance to observe Saturn, Jupiter, star clusters and nebulae at the university's observatory on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Austin Peay to host annual Tennessee Herpetological Society conference
Austin Peay to host annual Tennessee Herpetological Society conference

This year's annual meeting of the Tennessee Herpetological Society will be at Austin Peay State University, and the event is open to the public to see research presentations from across the state about the reptiles and amphibians of Tennessee and Kentucky.

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Austin Peay invites public to see night sky through its 20-inch telescope
Austin Peay invites public to see night sky through its 20-inch telescope

Austin Peay State University's Department of Physics, Engineering and Astronomy will give children and adult astronomy enthusiasts a chance to observe Saturn, Jupiter, star clusters and nebulae at the university's observatory on Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Austin Peay’s computer science bachelor’s degree programs earn highly sought ABET accreditation
Austin Peay's computer science bachelor's degree programs earn highly sought ABET accreditation

Austin Peay State University's bachelor's degree programs in computer information systems, computer information technology and computer science have been accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

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Science on Tap returns to explore the James Webb Space Telescope
Science on Tap returns to explore the James Webb Space Telescope

When Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap returns to Strawberry Alley Ale Works on Sept. 6, Dr. Spencer Buckner will talk about the James Webb Space Telescope's first few months of observations.

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New species of beaksedge described by APSU alumna and the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

This new beaksedge has been found only in seven locations in the entire world - all of which are in the southeastern U.S.

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Graduate spotlight: Meet Jessie Verrillo, who spent the summer with Zeus, some bats and beetles, and the critters of Walden’s Puddle
Graduate spotlight: Meet Jessie Verrillo, who spent the summer with Zeus, some bats and beetles, and the critters of Walden's Puddle

Going into the summer, Verrillo had simple plans - find a temporary waitressing or grocery job and volunteer to care for the beetles at Austin Peay's Sundquist Science Complex. But through good luck and hard work, she transformed her summer into something much bigger than she had expected.

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Austin Peay’s engineering physics degree program earns highly sought ABET accreditation
Austin Peay's engineering physics degree program earns highly sought ABET accreditation

Austin Peay State University's Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program in engineering physics has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

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APSU professors using TIDES Foundation and Google grants to create campus math trail

Earlier this year, Dr. Marylu Dalton and Dr. Jennifer Yantz received a Google Community Grant and a TIDES Foundation grant to create the math trail on the APSU campus.

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Robotic dogs walk, wag and climb for College of STEM students, professors
Robotic dogs walk, wag and climb for College of STEM students, professors

Austin Peay State University College of STEM students and employees got to take the controls of three Unitree quadruped robots, commonly known as robotic dogs, on Wednesday, Aug. 24.

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Four bat species in one night: Austin Peay professor, students find success in Fort Campbell partnership
Four bat species in one night: Austin Peay professor, students find success in Fort Campbell partnership

The night - July 18 - had started slowly, but as the mugginess of the day's summer rains lifted, the bats started their forage above Fort Campbell's creeks and graveled roads. And the six mist nets that Dr. Catherine Haase's team erected over those pathways had captured three red bats just seconds apart.

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Austin Peay-CMCSS camp works to ease transition many students encounter between high school, college
Austin Peay-CMCSS camp works to ease transition many students encounter between high school, college

As Austin Peay State University's newest students enter their first college classes on Monday - the first day of the fall semester - 29 of them will do so with a sense of accomplishment and eagerness. They are the 29 incoming freshmen who earlier this month completed a two-week student success camp at Austin Peay.

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Student spotlight: Transfer student Austin Kerr found purpose, encouragement at APSU - and then a job
Student spotlight: Transfer student Austin Kerr found purpose, encouragement at APSU - and now a job

This summer, recent Austin Peay State University graduate Austin Kerr hoped that an internship at VK Integrated Systems in Clarksville would lead to a full-time job - and it did.

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Historic Bill Will Protect One of North America's Fastest Disappearing Ecosystems

If passed, the bipartisan North American Grasslands Conservation Act of 2022 will address important conservation, management and research issues related to grasslands.

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