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NSF funds Innovative Projects in Computational Science

NSF funds Innovative Projects in Computational Science

A new $630,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant is supporting an initiative in the School of Science to recruit, retain, and graduate more TCNJ students in computer science, mathematics and statistics. The project, “Innovative Projects in Computational Science” (iPics), will fund nine first-year students and six upper-class students for the 2014-15 academic year, providing scholarships and coordinated support programs such as tutoring, mentoring and advising to supplement those already provided by the college. Each student will receive upwards of $5,000 of scholarship money each year they are in the program.Continue Reading

Biology Major’s Internship at Emory University Hospital Takes an Unexpected Turn

Biology Major’s Internship at Emory University Hospital Takes an Unexpected Turn

Reports about the Ebola virus epidemic in West Africa had been in the news throughout the summer when the Pentagon announced that two Americans serving there had been infected and would be transported to the specialized isolation unit at Emory University Hospital for treatment. The news catapulted senior Ryan Le, a senior biology major with a minor in public health, into a hospital administration internship experience that he could not have anticipated when he was accepted into the 12-week Emory program.Continue Reading

TCNJ Hosts Inaugural PharmaTech Symposium on Wednesday, October 1

TCNJ Hosts Inaugural PharmaTech Symposium on Wednesday, October 1

The PharmaTech Symposium is an opportunity for students to explore the wide range of career opportunities in the pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical devices industries and discuss emerging issues and trends in the industry. Industry leaders from companies and organizations across New Jersey will join us for lunch and panels. There will be ample opportunities to network. There is no cost to attend.Continue Reading

Two TCNJ Science Majors Selected for the Governor’s STEM Scholars Program

Two TCNJ Science Majors Selected for the Governor’s STEM Scholars Program

The Governor’s STEM Scholars Program is a public-private partnership among the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, Governor’s Office, New Jersey Department of Education, and Secretary of Higher Education, this program brings together a diverse and representative group of 50 high school and post-secondary student leaders who are interested in pursuing a STEM-related major and career in New Jersey’s vast STEM economy.Continue Reading

School of Science Multi-Disciplinary Colloquium – Tuesday, September 23

School of Science Multi-Disciplinary Colloquium – Tuesday, September 23

Dr. Christopher “Kit” Murphy, Associate Provost for Curriculum and Liberal Learning and the Department of Biology will share his work on “Acoustic Communication in Treefrogs,” and Dr. Dimitris Papamichail, from the Department of Computer Science, will speak about “Algorithmic Redesign of Protein Coding Genes.” Refreshments will be served!Continue Reading

Three Computer Science Students Receive Undergraduate Research Funding

Three Computer Science Students Receive Undergraduate Research Funding

J.R. Villari (class of 2016), Kate Evans (class of 2017) and Joie Murphy (class of 2017) have each received funding from the Collaborative Research Experience for Undergraduates (CREU) program to perform research during the 2014-2015 academic year under the supervision of Dr. Dimitris Papamichail. Their undergraduate research project aims to create efficient algorithms and computational tools for the construction of optimized rationally designed synthetic genes.Continue Reading

Math professor’s research published in New England Journal of Medicine

Math professor’s research published in New England Journal of Medicine

The New England Journal of Medicine published today an article on polycythemia vera, a rare blood disease in which the body makes too many red blood cells, co-authored by Associate Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Michael Ochs and Dr. Jerry Spivak, director of the Center for the Chronic Myeloproliferative Disorders at Johns Hopkins.Continue Reading

Applications Requested for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Applications Requested for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships

Exceptional TCNJ sophomore and junior students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in science, mathematics, or engineering are encouraged to apply for Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships. The scholarship, which provides $7,500 per year for up to two years, is highly prestigious. Therefore, even those students with full scholarships are encouraged to apply. Applicants will be evaluated based upon academic excellence, evidence of service and leadership, student research involvement (although this is not expected for sophomore applicants), and the student’s statement of his/her future research goals.Continue Reading

Two Biology Students’ Research Recognized at International Conference

Two Biology Students’ Research Recognized at International Conference

Gabrielle Dominguez (Biology ’14) and Annette Califano (Biology ’14) each presented their undergraduate research as posters at the 51st annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in Princeton, NJ from 8/9/14 – 8/13-14. The international meeting was attended by a diverse group of over 700 animal behaviorists from six continents. Both students participated in the undergraduate poster competition, in which Gabrielle was awarded honorable mention and Annette was recognized as a semifinalist. Posters were judged based upon the quality of the research, the oral presentation, the poster presentation itself, and the level of student independence on the project. Both Gabrielle and Annette were recognized at the awards ceremony and received certificates and monetary prizes.Continue Reading

TCNJ Professor Publishes New Book on the History of Mathematics – Count like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics

TCNJ Professor Publishes New Book on the History of Mathematics – Count like an Egyptian: A Hands-on Introduction to Ancient Mathematics

David Reimer guides you step-by-step through addition, subtraction, multiplication, and more. He even shows you how fractions and decimals may have been calculated –they technically didn’t exist in the land of the pharaohs. You’ll be counting like an Egyptian in no time, and along the way you’ll learn firsthand how mathematics is an expression of the culture that uses it, and why there’s more to math than rote memorization and bewildering abstraction.Continue Reading

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