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Ignite Curiosity. Spark Discovery.

Whether exploring the use of molten salt as a coolant for nuclear reactors or studying food insecurity in urban areas, students of all disciplines engage in important research alongside faculty mentors who are experts in their fields. Their curiosity and collaboration produce creative solutions to some of our most complex problems, making the world a better place.

Whether exploring the use of molten salt as a coolant for nuclear reactors or studying food insecurity in urban areas, students of all disciplines engage in important research alongside faculty mentors who are experts in their fields. Their curiosity and collaboration produce creative solutions to some of our most complex problems, making the world a better place.

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What’s NEXT?

NEXT Lab, which stands for Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory, is on a mission to provide global solutions to the world’s most critical needs – energy that is less expensive and safer, water that is pure and abundant, and medical isotope use to diagnose and treat cancer.

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ACU hires first vice president for research

Abilene Christian University announced the hiring of Dr. Russell “Rusty” Kruzelock as its first vice president for research. He will begin work at ACU on Sept. 14. “ACU has a history of attracting and producing leaders in academic inquiry, and our past decade of remarkable growth in research has revealed the need for an experienced … 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

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

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