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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 […]

“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 […]

Virginia Lewis

Dr. Virginia Lewis, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, is co-author of two textbooks: STEM Research for Students Volume 1: Understanding Scientific Experimentation, Engineering Design, and Mathematical Relationships and STEM Research for Students Volume 2: Creating Effective Science Experiments, Engineering Designs, and Mathematical Investigations.  The books are co-authored by Julia Cothron, Ronald Giese, Richard Rezba, and […]

Thomas Wears

Dr. Thomas Wears, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, presented Lorentzian Ricci Solitons on Solvable Lie Groups at the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Atlanta, GA in January 2017.

David Shoenthal

Ms. Virginia Kinman, Assistant Vice President for Accreditation and Compliance, and Dr. David Shoenthal, Professor of Mathematics, presented Teaching Load: Faculty Adequacy and Program Improvement at the SACS-COC Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA in December 2016.

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 […]

Leigh Lunsford

Dr. Leigh Lunsford has had her article “Slide-and-Divide: Using a Slick Trick to Dive into Deeper Mathematics” published in the MathAMATYC Educator (Volume 7, Number 1), September 2015.

Wendy Smith

Dr. Wendy Smith, Associate Professor of Mathematics Education, had her book, “Math & Me: Embracing Success“, reviewed in the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) journal Mathematics Teacher, Volume 9, No. 2 (September 2015). The book was co-written with Dr. B. Sidney Smith.

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 […]