The famed astrophysicist took questions from Elon University students on Thursday in a Whitley Auditorium program where he advised his audience not to “ever shortchange your curiosity for the promise of money” as they pursue their life passions.
Astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson headlined Spring Convocation on April 2, 2015, with a passionate defense of science, an analysis of what drives people to accomplish great feats, and advice to students for being lifelong learners.
Elon Lumen Scholar Helen Meskhidze '16 and Associate Professor Anthony Crider each presented at a regional meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers at Wake Forest University from March 27-28.
Former physics and science education major John Tumbleston ’06 is part of a team whose work on a highly innovative new process for rapid 3D printing was published in Science.
Chris Richardson, assistant professor of physics, and Maria Temming ’16, Elon Honors Fellow, each described their research during the annual Triad Starfest, a meeting of professional and amateur astronomers at Guilford Technical Community College.
Associate Professor of Physics Tony Crider and Elon political science major Declan Cleary ’15 led a one-day "Reacting to the Past" campus workshop held March 7 at Elizabeth City State University.
Matt Bausch ’16, Aaron Neaves ’16, and David Han ’17 presented at the 59 Annual Meeting of the Biophysical Society in Baltimore, Maryland, February 8-11.
A column titled "Vaccines, school contamination and the science of complex systems" appeared in the Feb. 13 edition of the Winston-Salem Journal.
Brianna Duff used the university's top award for undergraduate research and creative achievement to combine her love of physics and writing into a story driven by scientific principles.
The A.L. Hook Emerging Scholar in Science and Mathematics will spend 2015-16 working with a research team at Duke University on new methods for sorting and studying cells using technology developed at Elon University.
Daniel Herr, a researcher at the N.C. A&T State University and UNC Greensboro Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, visited campus on Sept. 15 as the first guest this fall of the Voices of Discovery Science Speaker Series.
Professor Pranab Das writes in regional newspapers about the missed opportunity for reasoned debates and conversations on the nature of human life in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision on Hobby Lobby, insurance and birth control.
This June, the National Science Foundation hosted its national meeting for institutions supported by its program to recruit and develop of STEM teachers.
Astronomy professors awarded $14,500 of computing resources from NSF-funded program to peform galaxy simulations and analysis.
The assistant professor of physics presented "An optical biosensor for point-of-care medical diagnostics" at the 24th Anniversary World Congress on Biosensors held May 27-30, 2014, in Melbourne, Australia.
A yearly occurrence at a spring College Coffee, the opportunity to smash whipped cream pies in professors’ faces helps a service fraternity raise money for local schoolchildren.
Lawrence "Larry" T. Sondhaus ’80, Chris Miller ’99 and John Tumbleston ’06 received the 2014 Elon College Distinguished Alumni Awards during a special May 1 ceremony.
Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, the first husband-wife team to win journalism’s highest honor, come to campus in October for Fall Convocation; acclaimed scientist and current “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson to speak at Spring Convocation next April.
Sophomore Helen Meskhidze received the Society of Physics Students Outstanding Student Award for Undergraduate Research.
Physics major Alison Deatsch ’13 is the first author of a manuscript on magnetic hyperthermia therapeutics published this March in the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. The work, coauthored with Assistant Professor of Physics Ben Evans, describes physical mechanisms behind the remote heating of magnetic nanoparticles.