Students to attend nuclear physics meeting in
For Immediate Release
Oct. 6, 1999
Four Abilene Christian University students will attend
the Division of Nuclear Physics of the American Physical
Society meeing in Asilomar, Calif., Oct. 13-16. Dr. Donald
Isenhower, chair and professor of physics, said between 50
and 60 students from the entire United States and Canada are
awarded travel grants to attend the conference.
The ACU students are Cory Robinson, senior engineering
physics major from Rule; Shawn Hayden, senior secondary
education major from Abilene; Andy Brown, senior physics
major from Ovilla; and Nathan Longbotham, senior physics
major from Capitan, N.M.
"The goal of all of these experiments is to understand
the proton and neutron which are the particles that make up
the nucleus of every atom. The better we understand the
fundamental building blocks of nature the better we can
understand the structure of the universe around us," Dr.
The Department of Physics at ACU offers degrees in
physics, engineering physics, and microelectronics, as well
as a two year pre-engineering program. It is one of less
that 80 universities nationwide that receive funding for
nuclear physics research by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Students have attended many different graduate schools in
various fields and found employment at some of the leading
corporations in the world.
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