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Cook and Cole Awards for Mentorship

Congratulations to Mary Carroll-Hackett and Andrew Yeagley, the 2018 recipients of the Cook and Cole Medals for Undergraduate Mentorship. The John Randall Cook Faculty Mentor Award and the Waverly Manson Cole Faculty Mentor Award recognize, respectively, a tenure-track faculty member and a tenured faculty member who have demonstrated excellence in mentoring undergraduate scholarly activity and […]

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II with undergraduate Jacob Hull (18) present at the 175th Acoustical Society of America Meeting

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II and undergraduate Jacob Hull (18) in collaboration with Jonathan Buckley (16) and Stephen Kalista Jr. presented the talk titled, “Elastic constants of self-healing polyethylene co-methacrylic acid determined via resonant ultrasound spectroscopy,” at the 175th Acoustical Society of America Meeting on Friday May 11, 2018. An online lay language version of the […]

Longwood University students in collaboration with Dr. Kenneth Pestka II publish in the Visual Physics section of The Physics Teacher.

Longwood University dual degree engineering student Rebecca Skelton (18) and recent physics graduate Chelsea Dandridge (17) in collaboration with Dr. Kenneth Pestka II produced the Egg bounce! The work, published in the Visual Physics section of The Physics Teacher, is now available online. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.5028255 The images and video were produced during a research project designed to […]

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II and recent Longwood physics graduate Jonathan Buckley (16) publish paper in Scientific Reports.

The paper titled, “Elastic evolution of a self-healing ionomer observed via acoustic and ultrasonic resonant spectroscopy,” by Dr. Kenneth Pestka II and Longwood physics graduate Jonathan Buckley (16) along with collaborators Stephen Kalista Jr. and Nicholas Bowers was published today in Nature Publishing Group’s open access journal Scientific Reports. The manuscript presents a relatively new […]

“Finite element models of crystallized white dwarf cores,” by Dr. Kenneth Pestka II, Robert Highley (18) and Laura Deale (17) presented at 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and the 8th Forum Acusticum

Assistant professor of physics Kenneth A. Pestka II and Longwood undergraduate physics major Robert Highley (18) presented the poster, written in collaboration with recent Longwood physics graduate Laura Deale, “Finite element models of crystallized white dwarf cores: A gateway to undergraduate physical acoustics and computational modeling of complex systems,” at the 173rd Meeting of the […]

Kenneth Pestka II and Jonathan Buckley present research at APS Meeting and Cook-Cole Poster Session.

Assistant professor of physics Kenneth A. Pestka II and Longwood undergraduate physics major Jonathan D. Buckley presented their research on the acoustic properties of self-healing polymers at the annual American Physical Society (APS) March Meeting of 2016. The APS March Meeting is the world’s largest annual physics conference with over 9,800 people in attendance for […]

Longwood Chemistry Presents Five Posters at ACS Undergraduate Poster Session

Three Longwood Chemistry Faculty, Dr. Sarah Porter, Dr. Ben Topham, and Dr. Andrew Yeagley, traveled to Charlottesville on Friday with seven students and five posters to present at the 2016 American Chemical Society Undergraduate Poster Session. The poster session is hosted by the local Virginia Section of the ACS and is an annual event at the […]

Chemistry faculty publish in Journal of Chemical Education

Four members of the Longwood chemistry faculty, Dr. Sarah Porter, Dr. Melissa Rhoten, Dr. Benjamin Topham, and Dr. Andrew Yeagley, have recently had a paper accepted to appear in a special issue of the Journal of Chemical Education. Launched in 1924, the Journal of Chemical Education is the world’s premier chemical education journal. The topic of the […]

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II publishes feature article in The Physics Teacher.

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II of Longwood University and Jennifer Heindel,  museum educator at the Abbe Museum, collaborated on the paper, “An Interdisciplinary Approach to Drag Forces: Estimating Floodwater Speed from Displaced Riverbed Boulders”. The paper appears as a feature article in the May issue of The Physics Teacher and is freely available for download at the AIP […]

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II receives grant from Siemens

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II has been awarded a grant from Siemens PLM for Femap with NX Nastran (valued at $678,500). The grant provides an opportunity for Longwood University physics and dual-degree engineering students to have access to this world leading finite element modeling software. This innovative software is used in advanced manufacturing, research and development […]