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Janet Morrison announced as TCNJ’s first-ever endowed chair

Janet Morrison announced as TCNJ’s first-ever endowed chair

The College is pleased to announce that Dr. Janet Morrison, professor of biology, has been recommended as the inaugural recipient of the Barbara Meyers Pelson ’59 Chair in Faculty-Student Engagement. “I feel very honored to be named the first Barbara Meyers Pelson ’59 Chair in Faculty-Student Engagement,” said Morrison. “For me, teaching and research with…

Intelligent Women, Inspiring Futures

Intelligent Women, Inspiring Futures

The College of New Jersey recently had the pleasure of welcoming high school students, TCNJ undergraduates, and alumni to visit the campus to celebrate the accomplishments of women in the fields of science and mathematics. The event was held on October 22, 2014.

Join TCNJ’s Astronomy Club for a Night Under the Stars on Tuesday, Nov. 18

Join TCNJ’s Astronomy Club for a Night Under the Stars on Tuesday, Nov. 18

Come out and join the TCNJ Astronomy Club for a great time with food, friends, and of course a great view of everything the cosmos has to offer. Even if you’ve never used a telescope before, stop by and try one out. Snacks and hot chocolate will be provided. Be sure to bring your favorite sweatshirt and pair of gloves, it’s going to be cold. The event is sponsored by TCNJ’s Astronomy Club, Physics Department, and School of Science.

The Sarnoff Collection and the School of Science Host Special Lecture on RCA and History of Microcircuitry, Nov. 12

The Sarnoff Collection and the School of Science Host Special Lecture on RCA and History of Microcircuitry, Nov. 12

David C. Brock is a historian of science and technology who specializes in the history of semiconductor science, technology, and industry. He will discuss the notion of a community as the locus of innovation and the critical role of both RCA and New Jersey in the development of microcircuitry. Brock’s publications include Makers of the Microchip: A Documentary History of Fairchild Semiconductor, co-authored with Christophe Lécuyer and published by MIT Press, and Understanding Moore’s Law: Four Decades of Innovation, for which he was editor and contributor.

Undergraduate Mathematics Major Vincent Longo Wins Award at 2014 SACNAS National Conference

Undergraduate Mathematics Major Vincent Longo Wins Award at 2014 SACNAS National Conference

Congratulations to Mathematics major Vincent Longo for winning an Undergraduate Student Poster Presentation Award at the 2014 SACNAS National Conference. The conference was held Wednesday, October 15 through Saturday, October 18, 2014, at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, CA. Vince’s poster, “The Abelian Sandpile group of a family of series-parallel graphs,” was based on the research he did during his REU this past summer at The University of Hawaii at Hilo.

Escaping Ebola:  Evacuated Mathematics and Statistics Alum to Return to West Africa to Keep a Promise

Escaping Ebola: Evacuated Mathematics and Statistics Alum to Return to West Africa to Keep a Promise

Michael Lee’s Peace Corps assignment in Sierra Leone was supposed to end with a celebratory trip through the country, after which he planned to work full time at a school in the capital. Instead, it ended with his evacuation. The 2012 TCNJ grad had been teaching in western Sierra Leone for nearly two years when he first heard reports of Ebola last spring. The cases were restricted to the country’s eastern province at first, and the Peace Corps simply urged volunteers to avoid the area, Lee says. But it continued to spread, and soon he was hearing about hundreds of cases.

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