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You have to see this photo: Austin Peay flag flies in fighter jet navigating Britain’s famed Mach Loop
You have to see this photo: Austin Peay flag flies in fighter jet navigating Britain's famed Mach Loop

An Austin Peay State University Governors flag recently zipped through the skies of the United Kingdom in the cockpit of a U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jet.

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Award winners
Two recent mathematics graduates earn top APSU student awards

During APSU's Student Organization and Leader Awards in April, Kara Underwood received the William McClure Drane Award, and Sara Grey earned the Harvill-Civitan Citizenship Award.

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Austin Peay, TDOT partner on pollinator project at I-24’s Exit 1
Austin Peay, TDOT partner on pollinator project at I-24's Exit 1

Austin Peay State University's Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) recently partnered with the Tennessee Department of Transportation's (TDOT) Pollinator Habitat Program on a conservation project that brought nectar-bearing prairies to the strips of land abutting Exit 1 in Clarksville. SGI was contracted by TDOT in 2019 with a $150,000 grant to identify, plant and assist in cultivating natural pollination locations along Tennessee's highways.

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Austin Peay lands science grant to send 18 students to three European universities
Austin Peay lands science grant to send 18 students to three European universities

The Austin Peay State University College of STEM has earned an interdisciplinary Research in Undergraduate Institution (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation to send 18 students to three universities in Europe that specialize in nano and glass technology.

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Austin Peay’s Center of Excellence for Field Biology celebrates 35th year, continues nationwide mission
Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for Field Biology celebrates 35th year, continues nationwide mission

In its 35th year, the center remains an opportunity for Austin Peay, for Clarksville and Montgomery County and beyond. Since its inception in 1986, the center has expanded from a focus on the fauna and flora of the Land Between the Lakes to establishing a footprint across the United States, such as with the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative - which since 2017 has worked to restore thousands of acres of grasslands from Texas to New Jersey.

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Dr. Floyd Scott, a Center of Excellence for Field Biology founder, remembered for his compassion
Dr. Floyd Scott, a Center of Excellence for Field Biology founder, remembered for his compassion

Austin Peay's Center of Excellence for Field Biology lost one of its founding members, Dr. Floyd Scott, earlier this year. "He was the closest thing to a brother that I ever had," said Dr. Eugene Wofford, a longtime botanist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. "He was a very kind, very compassionate person, and I miss him dearly."

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Austin Peay graduate’s poster selected for prestigious computing conference
Austin Peay graduate's poster selected for prestigious computing conference

With the encouragement of one of his physics professors, Jason Rivas entered one of his senior-year research projects into the prestigious Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing 2021 (PEARC21) conference, and his poster was one of 16 selected.

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SGI
APSU GIS Center joins the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative to examine land grant data from the Revolutionary War

To revive the 230-year-old lost world of Middle Tennessee, the two organizations are studying the original, hand-drawn maps and notes surveyors made of the region between 1789 and 1804.

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Austin Peay alumna finalist for Nashville environment, sustainability award
Austin Peay alumna finalist for Nashville environment, sustainability award

An Austin Peay State University alumna, Angel Fowler, has been selected as a finalist in the 2020 Nashville Emerging Leader Awards (NELA) in the Environment and Sustainability category.

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Paper about chemistry lab escape game earns publication in Journal of Chemical Education
Paper about chemistry lab escape game earns publication in Journal of Chemical Education

Austin Peay team's paper about using an escape game-style lab experience to help chemistry students learn to solve "a real, complex and multistep problem" earns publication in the Journal of Chemical Education.

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Austin Peay adds girls-preferred options to its Google-backed summer coding camps
Austin Peay adds girls-preferred options to its Google-backed summer coding camps

Austin Peay State University hosted a girls-preferred coding camp this summer to give girls or young women a space to feel more comfortable in an often boy-dominated experience.

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Austin Peay honors class to explore the science behind blockbuster movies
Austin Peay honors class to explore the science behind blockbuster movies

This fall, Dr. Catherine Haase, Austin Peay State University assistant professor of biology, will teach a class that explores the science portrayed in blockbuster Hollywood movies, specifically putting critical thought to how the science in the movies stacks up to real science.

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Austin Peay adds Minecraft camp to its Google-backed summer coding camps
Austin Peay adds Minecraft camp to its Google-backed summer coding camps

The most popular of Austin Peay State University's summer coding camps - "Learning Programming with Minecraft" for middle schoolers - filled up within days of registration opening.

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Austin Peay Governor’s School students learn from distinguished alumni scientists
Austin Peay Governor's School students learn from distinguished alumni scientists

During the first week of the Governor's School for Computational Physics at Austin Peay State University, high school juniors and seniors got an opportunity to learn from two of the university's high-achieving physics graduates.

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APSU unveils Aviation Science Facility during ribbon-cutting ceremony
APSU unveils Aviation Science Facility during ribbon-cutting ceremony

A black Robinson R44 helicopter emblazoned with the Austin Peay State University logo swooped low over a cheering crowd at the Clarksville-Montgomery County Regional Airport on Friday morning. The aircraft, the newest addition to APSU's growing helicopter fleet, carried Austin Peay President Michael Licari and his special guest, F&M Bank President and CEO Sammy Stuard, to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new APSU Aviation Science Facility at the airport.

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Governor’s School returns high schoolers from across state to Austin Peay’s campus
Governor's School returns high schoolers from across state to Austin Peay's campus

The Governor's School for Computational Physics returned for the 13th straight year to Austin Peay State University this week, but this year brought something new - a sense of normalcy.

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Middle schoolers learn how to make their own websites, video games at Austin Peay coding camps
Middle schoolers learn how to make their own websites, video games at Austin Peay coding camps

Dozens of area middle schoolers already have taken advantage of this summer's Google-supported coding camps at Austin Peay State University.

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Google-sponsored summer coding camps return to Austin Peay campus
Google-sponsored summer coding camps return to Austin Peay campus

Anyone who wants to attend the camps can sign up at a steep discount. The first half of campers who sign up will get a 90% discount off the normal $99 price. All other campers will get a 60% discount.

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Happening tonight: Last Science on Tap of the spring semester
Happening tonight: Last Science on Tap of the spring semester

Dr. Catherine Haase will present "Moose, Wolves and Bats, Oh My!" and will explain how mathematical models can help us unravel the effects of disease on animal energetics.

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APSU students ‘escape’ chemistry lab by finding the fictional copper thief
APSU students 'escape' chemistry lab by finding the fictional copper thief

Dr. Leslie Hiatt's quantitative analysis chemistry students at Austin Peay State University had a mystery to solve - identify the department's copper thief. But this mystery came with a tantalizing reward. If the students found the copper thief, they also "escaped" the class's lab work.

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Jarres Plummer
APSU engineering physics student earns national research award

The Physics and Astronomy Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) named Jarres Plummer as one of only five recipients of the Barlow Undergraduate Research Support Awards.

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Austin Peay students, professors publish paper about recent work with bacteriophages
Austin Peay students, professors publish paper about recent work with bacteriophages

This spring, 11 undergraduate and graduate students worked with APSU's Dr. Sergei Markov to publish a paper that shares the team's work with the three bacteriophages they found in Clarksville and lovingly named Danno, Otwor and Scumberland.

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Science on Tap to examine Southeastern Grasslands Initiative’s ‘New Course for Conservation’
Science on Tap to examine Southeastern Grasslands Initiative's 'New Course for Conservation'

Austin Peay State University's Science on Tap lecture series continues virtually on April 6 when Dr. Dwayne Estes offers a look at the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) based at APSU.

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Dr. Meagan Mann
APSU professor's Google grant to help local students struggling with remote learning

The technology giant awarded Dr. Meagan Mann, associate professor of chemistry, $40,000 to provide free Algebra I and chemistry tutoring to CMCSS high school students.

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APSU professor lead author on white-nose syndrome study that predicts ‘severe threat’ to western North American bats
APSU professor lead author on white-nose syndrome study that predicts 'severe threat' to western North American bats

A four-year study recently published in Ecology and Evolution concludes that the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome, poses a severe threat to many western North American bats.

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Science on Tap to return virtually for special panel discussion about COVID-19, vaccines
Science on Tap to return virtually for special panel discussion about COVID-19, vaccines

Science on Tap will return 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2, to revisit the COVID-19 discussion. This time, however, the event will be virtual - delivered via Zoom webinar - and include a panel discussion to take on the urgency and hope of new vaccines to stop the virus.

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In the News: Austin Peay alum promoted to lead Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
In the News: Austin Peay alum promoted to lead Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory

Austin Peay State University physics alumnus Billy Teets ('04) has been promoted to director of Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.

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APSU 1964
How Austin Peay Detected the First Chinese Atomic Bomb

APSU alumnus Dr. Ronald Miller ('65) wrote this personal account of how, in the fall of 1964, APSU physics students and faculty were the first to detect China's atomic bomb test.

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Health Professions Building
CMCCHF commits $3 million for the new APSU Health Professions Building

The Health Professions Building will consolidate the APSU School of Nursing and the departments of allied health sciences, psychological science and counseling, health and human performance and social work into one facility.

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APSU’s College of STEM announces multifaceted plan to ‘prepare our students to thrive in a diverse and inclusive workplace’
College of STEM announces plan to ‘prepare our students to thrive in a diverse and inclusive workplace’

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Austin Peay State University on Friday released a diversity and inclusion statement and pledged to fight "any form of racism, discrimination or prejudice."

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