Research that makes a difference
ACU undergraduates regularly conduct research at major national facilities, including Brookhaven, Fermilab and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Last summer, a group of physics majors worked at Los Alamos on a project aimed at making next-generation nuclear reactors better, safer and more environmentally friendly.
Imagine walking outside in the summertime and not hearing that unmistakable buzz or feeling that nasty zap of a mosquito. It could happen, and if it does, everyone in Abilene can thank ACU assistant professor of biology Dr. Qiang Xu and his students.
Analyzing protein found in bacteria could be tedious lab work - or it could be a ticket to the best graduate schools in the country. Some of Dr. Autumn Sutherlin's students - including University of Texas grad student Jeffrey Knight - have found it the latter.
Dr. Eric Hardegree and his students are working on ways to easily obtain hydrogen so that it can become a practical fuel alternative, bypassing the need for fossil fuel altogether. The implications are enormous.
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