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TCNJ creating new STEM complex

TCNJ creating new STEM complex

The College of New Jersey is about to give a big boost to its science and tech facilities. New buildings for the Ewing school’s science programs — anchored by an 89,000-square-foot STEM center — will increase TCNJ’s science-related space by nearly 60 percent when construction is complete in August 2017. Altogether, the project will cost more than $75 million, the school said, with $40 million coming from the “Building Our Future Bond” approved by voters in 2012 for capital projects at colleges in the state.

Computer Science Chair Discusses Collaborating Across Boundaries at Dow Jones News Fund

Computer Science Chair Discusses Collaborating Across Boundaries at Dow Jones News Fund

The Dow Jones News Fund hosted a workshop at Dow Jones’ Kilgore Campus in Princeton June 12 on creating collaborations between computer science and journalism students advancing computational thinking. Twenty college media and computer science professors from New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Washington, D.C. attended.

Biology Professor wins National Contest for Fascination of Plants

Biology Professor wins National Contest for Fascination of Plants

Dr. Leeann Thornton, Associate Professor of Biology, has won a national contest sponsored by the American Society of Plant Biologists in recognition of “Fascination of Plants Day 2015.”  Professor Thornton is one of four national winners; in particular, she won in the category for designing a T-shirt.   Her design, titled Know Plants, know life.…

Alana Huszar strikes Gold(water) with graph theory

Alana Huszar strikes Gold(water) with graph theory

Alana Huszar once dreamed of becoming a puppeteer or a voice actress, until she got her first taste of advanced math in a high school calculus class. That’s the moment Alana fell in love with mathematics — and she hasn’t looked back. The 20-year-old junior from Bridgewater, New Jersey, has won a Goldwater Scholarship, the premier award for college students intending to pursue research careers in science, mathematics, or engineering. The scholarship helps offset the cost of tuition, fees, books, and room and board up to a maximum of $7,500.

Chemistry Major Wins TCNJ’s Outstanding Senior Female Scholar-Athlete Award

Chemistry Major Wins TCNJ’s Outstanding Senior Female Scholar-Athlete Award

Johnson, a women’s cross country and track & field standout, was awarded the Dr. Harold W. Eickhoff Outstanding Senior Female Scholar-Athlete award. An all-conference performer who contributed to four New Jersey Athletic Conference championships during her career, Johnson is a chemistry major and boasts an overall grade point average of 3.989.

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