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NEXT Lab receives federal funding to partner with Idaho National Lab, MIT, Yale and others on research reactor

The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University has been awarded $150,000 in funding by the Department of Energy to partner with Idaho National Laboratory and several other universities on a new research reactor. The universities include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale University, Colorado School of Mines, Georgia Tech University and Illinois Institute of Technology. Research … Continued
ACU NEXT Lab

NEXT Lab focuses research on solving global problems

Abilene Christian is the highest-ranking university in Texas in a U.S. News and World Report benchmark focused on student success. Here is a look at some of the people and programs that make our student experience exceptional. A box of Morton’s salt sitting on a table and mention of a Crock-Pot makes visitors to ACU’s … Continued

ACU leads collaboration with Georgia Tech, Texas A&M and Texas on nuclear project

ABILENE – The NEXT Lab at Abilene Christian University, in collaboration with Georgia Institute of Technology, Texas A&M University and The University of Texas at Austin, has launched a consortium with a goal to build a university-based molten salt research and test reactor. NEXT stands for Nuclear Energy eXperimental Testing. ACU students and faculty from … Continued

Nursing

How to Take Your Nursing Career to the Next Level

If you’re looking to take your nursing career to the highest level, the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree can propel you into the penthouse suite. Along with the more research-based PhD in Nursing, this terminal degree qualifies you to hold the most esteemed and coveted positions in the healthcare field. Whether you choose an … Continued

Leadership

Take Your Leadership Skills to the Next Level: 5 Ways to Shine

There is a talent gap in leadership positions across numerous industries. According to the State of Leadership Development by Brandon Hall, a shocking 71 percent of companies do not feel confident in their leaders’ abilities to bring the business into the future. For professionals aspiring to work towards high leadership positions within their own brands, … Continued

Sing Song tickets still available for the weekend

While some 8,000 people are expected to catch “Wild at Heart,” the 56th annual Abilene Christian University Sing Song this weekend, some good seats are still available for two of the three shows in Moody Coliseum. Saturday night’s performance is sold out but the Friday night (8 p.m.) and Saturday afternoon (2 p.m.) shows still … Continued

RSVP today for next week’s Wildcat Caravan

Abilene Christian University fans are guaranteed a sports smorgasbord when the Wildcat Caravan travels to major cities in Texas next week. ACU head coaches Chris Thomsen (football) and Grant McCasland (men’s basketball) will be joined by other coaches, plus athletics director Jared Mosley (’92) and Wildcat sports broadcaster Grant Boone (’91) in five cities: July … Continued

ACU launches $250 million campaign to foster continued success on a broader stage

Abilene Christian University launched Higher Ground, a $250 million comprehensive campaign, designed to invest in people, programs and facilities to ensure ACU can successfully compete on a larger national and international stage. Dr. Phil Schubert, ACU president, announced the public phase of the campaign April 2 at the annual President’s Circle donor event and reported … Continued

Engineering-Physics

NASA Webb telescope engineer to headline Texas physics conference at ACU

Physicists, students, researchers, science teachers and even a NASA engineer will converge on the Abilene Christian University campus March 11-12 for a joint meeting of the Texas sections of three major physics professional societies: the American Association of Physics Teachers, the American Physical Society and the Society of Physics Students. Mike Menzel, the NASA mission … Continued

Astronomy at Sea course visiting Mayan ruins

Honors students experience learning in unique settings

From hand-crafting dulcimers in the Maker Lab to studying stars on a cruise ship, ACU Honors students are learning in unusual settings designed to stretch their imagination and inspire their creativity. This series of short courses called colloquia are taught by faculty in every discipline, covering fun and engaging topics, such as J.R.R. Tolkien: Middle … Continued