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Noack received a scholarship from the University Nuclear Leadership program and will be an intern at the Idaho National Laboratory this summer.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Carson Noack

Carson Noack, a junior engineering major from Houston, works for Abilene Christian University’s Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory during the school year, but he is spending his summer engaging in nuclear research in a different setting  – Idaho National Laboratory (INL). INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development. Through his … Continued
Chestnut will be an English Second Language intern at the International Rescue Committee this summer.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Brahlee Chesnut and Emily Mazar

Two English majors at Abilene Christian University are spending their summers in Abilene integrating coursework with practical, hands-on experience through the Language and Literature Internship online course. Brahlee Chesnut, a junior English major from Midland, is interning as an English as a Second Language instructor for the International Rescue Committee in Abilene, and Emily Mazar, … Continued

Matthew Trow, junior financial management major from The Woodlands, will be an intern for SHOP Companies this summer in their Houston office.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Matthew Trow

Matthew Trow, junior financial management major at Abilene Christian University from The Woodlands, is gaining real estate and sales experience as an intern for SHOP Companies this summer in their Houston office. Last summer, Trow was a summer associate at the Howard Hughes Corporation, a real estate company selling to businesses and other large corporations. … Continued

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ACU NEXT Lab research published in Annals of Nuclear Energy

Students and faculty in the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University recently published their first peer-reviewed journal article, “A molten salt test loop for component and instrumentation testing,” in the Annals of Nuclear Energy. Highlights of the article include: Development of a forced-flow system for testing molten salt reactor technologies. A molten … Continued

Joan Lavaki

Q&A with May 2023 graduate

Joan Lavaki graduated from Abilene Christian University in May with a degree in ministry and vocation and will attend Yale Divinity School in the fall. What drew you to your major in ministry and vocation? I was actually a vocal music education major before I became a ministry and vocation major. I thought that music … Continued

Schwarz will join the School of Nursing on their upcoming mission trip to Rwanda Children in Ntarama, Rwanda.

ACU Student Internship Spotlight: Andrea Sewell and Elizabeth Schwarz

Elizabeth Schwarz, a sophomore nursing major from Dallas, and Andrea Sewell, a sophomore nursing major from Columbus, Indiana, will spend a portion of their summer break furthering their nursing and intercultural skills through the Abilene Christian University’s School of Nursing trip to Ntarama, Rwanda, this summer. Schwarz and Sewell will serve at Rwanda Children, a … Continued

Students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry working with an NMR to receive a closer look at molecular structures.

ACU Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry receives new grant from Welch Foundation

Abilene Christian University’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry recently received a $75,000 grant from the Welch Foundation, which has funded the program for over 60 years. Dr. Autumn Sutherlin, department chair and professor of chemistry and biochemistry, said this is a new grant program through the Welch Foundation that will further support their equipment needs. … Continued

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ACU NEXT Lab students receive scholarship from the U.S. Department of Energy

Five students who are a part of the Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing Laboratory at Abilene Christian University were awarded scholarships from the U.S. Department of Energy’s University Nuclear Leadership Program. Although ACU students have been awarded these scholarships in past years, this is the most scholarships ACU has received in a single cycle. Samuel Ash, … Continued

Dr. Doug Mendenhall ('82), Londyn Gray, Sheridan Wood and Dr. Kenneth Pybus ('89) at the University Scholars Ceremony.

ACU names University Scholars for 2023

A group of top students in Abilene Christian University’s May 2023 graduating class were honored April 27 in the Chapel on the Hill during the University Scholars awards ceremony. Students are nominated by faculty within each department, and ACU’s faculty senate elects the top 50 students across all departments. Eligibility for the honor requires a … Continued

Phil and Brooke Schubert June20

Schubert Scholars program offers scholarships to high-need students

A major gift from an anonymous donor has provided immediate funding for a new scholarship program at Abilene Christian University. The donation is designated to assist high-achieving business students demonstrating the greatest amount of financial need. “The premise of this program is to enable academically gifted students to attend ACU, though they don’t have the … Continued