PHYS 140 (1 hour credit)
Introduction to Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing
Faculty: Dr. Rusty Towell
The Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Lab at ACU invites advanced STEM students to join the NEXT team for a week of instruction and hands-on experience in our research facilities. The mission of ACU’s NEXT Lab is to provide global solutions to the world’s need for energy, water and medical isotopes by advancing the technology of molten salt reactors while educating future leaders in nuclear science and engineering.
CHEM 140 (1 hour credit)
The Chemistry of Color
Faculty: Dr. Cynthia Powell
Color is integral to diverse fields: art and design, medicine, business marketing and the physical and biological sciences. In this hands-on, laboratory-based seminar course, students explore how color is produced with pigments and light through guided experiments. A chemistry background is not necessary; students with many different interests enjoy working with faculty and peers to discover how color can be used to identify, classify and enhance in surprising and delightful ways.
BIBL 140 (1 hour credit)
Jesus and the Marginalized: Service in an Urban Setting
Faculty: Robert Lopez De Castilla
This immersive class experience explores Jesus’ model of service by studying his commitment to the poor and powerless. Students will investigate themes of service in the classroom and encounter marginalized people groups in Abilene. Through connections with local churches, nonprofits and community leaders, students will walk away with new insights and tangible experiences of service.