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NEXT Lab advances reliable nuclear energy

Energy and electricity topics are dominating conversations in Texas after residents spent a week battling a major winter storm. Abilene Christian University, along with two other Texas universities, is at the forefront of advancing nuclear technology to address problems plaguing traditional energy sources – including unpredictable weather. Nuclear is the most dependable form of electricity … Continued
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Research by ACU students, faculty published in Nature magazine

Abilene Christian University students and faculty in the Department of Engineering and Physics contributed to research being published this week in Nature, one of the world’s leading science magazines. “The asymmetry of antimatter in the proton” was published in the Feb. 24 issue. Understanding the properties of the proton helps physicists answer fundamental scientific questions. … Continued

Mitchell Schneller

NASA grant brings engineering intern’s project to ACU campus

Mitchell Schneller calls his summer internship at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida an “amazing opportunity.” Several other students call it amazing, too, because a grant from NASA to ACU’s Department of Engineering and Physics brought Schneller’s project to the Abilene campus. Now Schneller and fellow seniors Michael Ranger, Koby Rodgers and Cole Shannon are … Continued

ACU occupational therapy program partners with Hendrick

A partnership between Abilene Christian University and Hendrick Health is providing new equipment and facilities to ACU’s occupational therapy program and offering education and resources to Hendrick clinicians. ACU’s Department of Occupational Therapy and Hendrick Health signed an agreement last year in which Hendrick will donate $75,000 to ACU across three years. That gift has … Continued

Madison Chedester

ACU welcomes three National Merit finalists

Three National Merit finalists are among the freshmen at Abilene Christian University this fall, and the university honored them in a ceremony Sept. 29 They join five other National Merit Finalists in the student body. The National Merit finalists in this year’s entering class are Madison Chedester, a Spanish and pre-med major from Sioux Falls, … Continued

NEH awards $300,000 to team led by ACU professor

An international team directed by Dr. Curt Niccum, associate director of the Center for the Study of Ancient Religious Texts (CSART) at Abilene Christian University, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities for a project to produce print and digital editions of Old Testament books in Ge’ez, the ancient … Continued

ACU again tops other Texas universities in ‘U.S. News’ national rankings

For the second year in a row, Abilene Christian University is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on programs that lead to student success.  U.S. News highlighted the best institutions in the nation for exceptional commitment to student success, with ACU achieving top 10 status in three … Continued

NEXT Lab to lead $30.5 million research collaboration

Abilene Christian University and Abilene-based Natura Resources LLC are partnering in a $30.5 million effort to design and license a research reactor in collaboration with three other major universities. Natura will provide $21.5 million to ACU over the next three years, the largest sponsored research agreement in the university’s history. ACU’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing … Continued

ACU Master of Athletic Training

Master of Athletic Training program earns accreditation from CAATE

The Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.) program at Abilene Christian University has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) for five years. ACU’s M.A.T. program is one of only eight nationwide and the only one in Texas to achieve initial accreditation under the new 2020 CAATE standards. The accreditation means graduates are eligible to … Continued