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scott acton is reflected in the primary mirror of the James Webb Space Telescope

10 Questions with Dr. Scott Acton, who helped develop the James Webb Space Telescope

Though he had an idea what was coming, the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope left ACU physics alumnus Dr. Scott Acton (’84) speechless. He had spent “half a lifetime’s worth of effort” working on the mission, most recently as Webb’s wavefront sensing and controls scientist with Ball Aerospace.  In April, he was … Continued

Grace Russell and fellow agricultural and environmental science majors from ACU, working on a sustainable organic garden for villagers in Nicaruaga.

Students lend a hand in Nicaragua with Wildcat Academics on Mission program

Grace Russell (’21) stepped out of her comfort zone to travel to Nicaragua last summer on a combination study abroad and mission trip.  “I had always been too nervous or shy to go on mission trips or lacked the resources,” she said.  But ACU’s Wildcat Academics on Mission (WAM) program put both of those concerns … Continued

ACU named top 50 nationally in Undergraduate Teaching and Undergraduate Research by U.S. News & World Report

Abilene Christian University emerged with a strong showing in its first year as a National University in the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2022-23 rankings. ACU was one of only 19 U.S. institutions ranked in the top 50 nationally in both Undergraduate Research/Creative Projects and Undergraduate Teaching, alongside Carnegie Mellon, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, … Continued

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