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Westminster Co-Awarded $250,000 NSF Grant for Student Travel and Research in Astronomy

Friday, August 26, 2016

 Dr. Thomas Oberst, Westminster College associate professor of physics, and Dr.  Phillip Reed, Kutztown University associate professor of physics and astronomy, have    been awarded a $250,000 collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation   (NSF) for student travel and research in the field of astronomy.

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Dr. Thomas Oberst Awarded the 2016-2017 Henderson Lectureship

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Dr. Thomas E. Oberst, associate professor of physics and director of the planetarium and observatory at Westminster College, has been named the 2016-2017 Henderson Lecturer.

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Westminster College Hosts Awards Dinner, Recognizing Students in the Division of Cognitive and Quantitative Sciences

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Westminster College’s mathematics, computer science, computer information systems, physics and engineering physics programs hosted their annual spring recognition and awards banquet, March 22.

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Join Us: Research Celebration, April 20

Friday, April 15, 2016

Westminster College will host the Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) featuring presentations and performances from more than 300 students from each department, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. throughout campus.

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Westminster College to Host First Annual STEM Academy Camp, Learning How to Survive on Planet Mars

Friday, March 4, 2016

Registration is now open for Westminster College’s first annual STEM Academy, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day from June 27 – 30. This year, the camp is open to the first 30 students entering grades nine and ten. Registrations following will be added to the waitlist.  

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Have You Heard about ResPAC at Westminster?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Westminster College’s ResPAC (Research Professions Advisory Committee), developed in 2009, is the only known program of its kind in the nation providing students in chemistry, biology, physics, math, computer science, and psychology, with resources to help those who are interested in pursuing Ph.D.s and/or careers in scientific research.

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Westminster College Announces Planetarium Show Times for Feb., March and April

Monday, January 11, 2016

The Westminster College Planetarium will host 11 shows in Feb., March, and April. The shows are free of charge and open to the public, although registration is requested at www.westminster.edu/planetarium or by phone at (724) 946-STAR (7827).

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Westminster Welcomes High School Students Interested in STEM, Oct. 12

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Westminster College invites high school students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to attend STEM Visit DayOct. 12 at the McKelvey Campus Center. Registration is required.

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