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APSU Industry Summit inspires local leaders to envision the future

October 4, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Frank Tate, executive director of the Clarksville-Montgomery County Industrial Development Board, knows how to brag. If you’re going to make a bold statement, you’d better be able to back it up. On Wednesday morning, during the Alignment of Community and Education Industry Summit, hosted by Austin Peay State University’s College of STEM, he told a packed audience of local business, civic and educational leaders that Clarksville-Montgomery County is the best place in all of Tennessee to live, work, play and thrive. In his words, it’s “ideal.”

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan talk before the summit.

Austin Peay State University President Alisa White and Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan talk before the summit.

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APSU College of STEM clubs show off during academic rush

September 30, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University College of STEM had a cookout last week so its student clubs could show off to prospective members. The academic rush, modeled after the Greek rush week, allows new students to enjoy free food and drinks, meet faculty and student leaders and discover more than 15 STEM clubs.

APSU STEM clubs decorated their booths on Thursday, September 20th, in an effort to recruit prospective members. (APSU student Benny Little)

APSU STEM clubs decorated their booths on Thursday, September 20th, in an effort to recruit prospective members. (APSU student Benny Little)

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Hageman Estate gives more than $600,000 to APSU programs in Biology Department

September 4, 2018

Austin Peay State University (APSU)

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Dr. Ben Stone, Austin Peay State University emeritus professor, grew up the second youngest of seven children, so his interests in biology and education didn’t often make it into the family’s crowded, dinner table conversations.

“In 1953, there wasn’t much encouragement from my family to go to college,” he said.

The late John and Hilda Hageman believed in education and the mission of Austin Peay State University.

The late John and Hilda Hageman believed in education and the mission of Austin Peay State University.

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High school students jump into life-size Super Mario experience at APSU

June 11, 2018

Austin Peay State University

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – High school students are getting a Super Mario Bros.-sized treat this summer at Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University.

The College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, has put up a life-sized set that depicts the first level of Nintendo’s 1985 classic Super Mario Bros. And it’s interactive, allowing students to run, jump and bash through the game, complete with boing, ping and slide sound effects.

Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University run through June.

Google-sponsored coding camps at Austin Peay State University run through June.

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APSU names seasoned pilot/flight instructor Charles Weigandt director of proposed rotor wing program

May 4, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Charles W. Weigandt, a 24-year U.S. Army veteran and founding member of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, was recently named director of Austin Peay State University’s proposed Bachelor of Science degree in Aviation Science program, with a concentration in rotor wing (helicopters). He began his new role at APSU on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University's Rotor Wing Program.

Charles W. Weigandt has been selected to head Austin Peay State University’s Rotor Wing Program.

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Real estate titan Hunter-Kelly to speak at Austin Peay State University commencement on May 4th

April 25, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Valerie Hunter-Kelly, co-owner of Keller Williams Realty-Clarksville and a nationally recognized real estate professional, will deliver the keynote address at Austin Peay State University’s Spring Commencement on May 4th, 2018 in the APSU Dunn Center.

Hunter-Kelly has more than 25 years of experience in the real estate industry, and she is the listing specialist for The Air Assault Team at Keller Williams.

Valerie Hunter-Kelly to give keynote address at the APSU Spring Commencement on Friday, May 4th, 2018.

Valerie Hunter-Kelly to give keynote address at the APSU Spring Commencement on Friday, May 4th, 2018.

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Austin Peay State University College of STEM starts Drone Racing Team

February 15, 2018

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On a recent, sunny afternoon, a small aircraft buzzed past flapping banners on the Austin Peay State University intramural field. The pilot, wearing a pair of virtual reality glasses, stood several feet away, maneuvering a quadcopter drone around a series of obstacles with a remote control.

Austin Peay starts Drone Racing team to promote the College of STEM.

Austin Peay starts Drone Racing team to promote the College of STEM.

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APSU Professor Dr. Steven Ryan to deliver APSU Winter Commencement address on Dececember 15th

December 6, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – On December 15th, 2017 Austin Peay State University professor of languages and literature Dr. Steven Ryan will deliver the keynote address at the APSU Winter Commencement. He will speak at both ceremonies, at 9:00am and 2:00pm, in the University’s Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Steven Ryan

Austin Peay Professor Dr. Steven Ryan

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APSU physics major Joshua Allen completes Summer Research Program at Princeton

October 25, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – There is a psychological phenomenon, known as imposter syndrome, that reflect the belief that a person is inadequate or lacking in the skills to complete a task — the fear that your lack of preparation will be exposed when put to the test.

Austin Peay State University senior physics major Joshua Allen briefly understood that feeling when he began his summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program at Princeton University, but any fears he may have internalized quickly vanished when he began work at the Ivy League institution’s Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM).

Austin Peay State University physics major Joshua Allen.

Austin Peay State University physics major Joshua Allen.

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Austin Peay State University College of Science and Mathematics renamed College of STEM

June 30, 2017

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – In the next decade, analysts predict that Amazon, Apple, Google or Tesla will become the world’s first trillion-dollar, publicly traded company.

The astounding growth of these companies—Barclays predicts Amazon will triple its revenue by 2027—is leading many to argue that America’s economic future has become dependent on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.

Austin Peay State University Chemistry Class. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Chemistry Class. (APSU)

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