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Colloquia & Speaker Series

Spring 2017

School of Science Colloquium Series – Spring 2017

Feb. 3, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Mayo Concert Hall
Special Science-Art Brown Bag Lecture: Exploring the Sensory World of Bees Through Science and Art – Anne Leonard, University of Nevada, Reno
Feb. 8, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 1:30 – 2:30pm
  • SCP – 101
Donald Lovett, TCNJ Professor of Biology – “How Science in the Public School Classroom is Under Attack (And Why It Matters)”
Feb. 28, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Mayo Concert Hall
SoS Guest Colloquium and Special Campus-Wide, Science Themed Lunch – Nyree Zerega, Northwestern university and Chicago Botanic Garden – Evolving Food: Exploring Food Biodiversity Across the Tree of Life
March 21, 2017

  • 12:30 – 1:30pm
  • Mayo Concert Hall
TCNJ Annual Pelson Lecture in Faculty-Student Engagement Sylvester Gates, University of Maryland – “Einstein vs. Roberts, Diversity & Faculty Engagement”
Mar. 28, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
Sos Faculty Research Colloquium

  • Luke Butler, Biology
  • Michael Bloodgood, Computer Science
Apr. 25, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
SoS Faculty Research Colloquium

  • Rachel Snider, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Sejong Yoon, Computer Science

Biology Colloquium Series – Spring 2017

Feb. 3, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Mayo Concert Hall
Special Science-Art Brown Bag Lecture:Exploring the Sensory World of Bees Through Science and Art – Anne Leonard, University of Nevada, Reno
Jan. 27, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
Alita Miller, Head of Biology at Entasis Therapeutics – “Research Strategies to Combat Emerging Antibiotic Resistance”
Read more about Dr. Miller’s talk in The Signal
Feb. 8, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 1:30 – 2:30pm
  • SCP – 101
Donald Lovett, TCNJ Professor of Biology – “How Science in the Public School Classroom is Under Attack (And Why It Matters)”
Feb. 10, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
Brittany Graf, Rutgers University – Exploration of therapeutic properties of Latin American plants through a community-building approach
Feb. 24, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
Rob Kulathinal, Temple University
Mar. 10, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
Rebecca Lyczak, Ursinis University – “Uncovering the role of the centrosome in polarization of the C. elegans embryo”
Mar. 24, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
Lisa Kozlowski, Dr. Dalvia, Thomas Jefferson University
Apr. 14, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP -101
TBD
Apr. 28, 2017 (Fri.) TriBeta Induction

Chemistry Colloquium Series – Spring 2017

Feb. 1, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 – 11:50 am
  • C – 121
Devon Cocuzza, TCNJ Alum – affiliation AkzoNobe, “The Science Behind Sunscreens”
Feb. 15, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 12:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Ed Building
PharmaTech Day
Mar. 1, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 am
  • TBD
 Dr. Amy Sarjeant, – affiliation Outreach and Education Manager, The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre, How 875,843 Structures Can Improve our Understanding of Chemistry
Apr. 19, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 – 11:50 am
  • C – 121
Tom Colacot, – affiliation Johnson Matthey, Research Fellow, R&D Manager Area – Organometallic, Industry

Computer Science Colloquium Series – Spring 2017

Feb. 3, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Forcina 408
Dr. Steven Skiena, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Computer Science at Stony Brook University – “Actions of Word Embeddings”
Feb. 21, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Forcina 408
TBD
Mar. 3, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Forcina 408
Frank Depierro, TCNJ Alum, Pfizer
Mar. 21, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Forcina 408
TBD

Apr. 7, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Forcina 408
James Hendler, ACM Distinguished Speaker at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute – “Knowledge Representation in the Era of Deep Learning, Watson and the Semantic Web” 
Apr. 18, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • Forcina 408
TBD

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series – Spring 2017

Jan. 31, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP 101
Alma Steingart, Harvard University – “Contested Boundaries: Applied Mathematics from an Historical Perspective” (Talk 1)
Feb. 1, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • SCP 117
 Alma Steingart, Harvard University – “Contested Boundaries: Applied Mathematics from an Historical Perspective” (Talk 2)
Feb. 15, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 am
  • SCP 229
 Dr. Dhruv Ranganathan, CLE Moore Instructor at MIT, Institute for Advanced Study – The Unreasonable Unruliness of Lines in the Plane
Feb. 22, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 – 11:50 am
  • SCP – 229
TBD
Mar. 22, 2017 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 – 11:50 am
  • SCP – 229
Randolph Leiser, NJIT – “Effects of Heterogeneity on Network Cluster Dynamics”
Apr. 11, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 11:00 – 11:50 am
  • SCP – 229
Matthew Wirght, CFE, CPIP, Data Miner, Medical Review Analyst, Medicaid Fraud Division, Office of the State Comptroller – “Data Mining and Statistical Analysis to Detect and Deter Medicaid Fraud, Waste, and Abuse”
Apr. 26, 2017 (Weds.)

  • 11:00 – 11:50 am
  • SCP – 229
TBD

Physics Colloquium Series – Spring 2017

Feb. 7, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 317
Rezwan Razani, – Footprint to Wings, “Scoring the Race to Zero Carbon”
Feb. 17, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 317
Mark Kushner, University of Michigan, APS Distinguished Lecturer – “Plasma-Surface Interactions with Complex (Inorganic, Liquid, Living) Materials
Mar. 7, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 317
Mike Hvasta, TCNJ Alum, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
March 21, 2017

  • 12:30 – 1:30pm
  • Mayo Concert Hall
TCNJ Annual Pelson Lecture in Faculty-Student EngagementSylvester Gates, University of Maryland – “Einstein vs. Roberts, Diversity & Faculty Engagement”
March 21, 2017

  • 4:00 – 5:00pm
  • Business Building Lounge
Sylvester Gates, University of Mayland – “The 1,358,954,496 Matrix Elements to Get From SUSY Diff EQ’s to Pictures, Codes, Card Games, Musics, Computers, and Back Again”
Apr. 4, 2017 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 317
Morgan Pattison, Solid State Lighting Services, Inc.
Apr. 21, 2017 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 317
Lt. Bill Pauli, Collision Reconstruction Specialist, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office

 

Fall 2016

School of Science Colloquium Series – Fall 2016

Sept. 27, 2016 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • ED- 212
Dr. Lynden A. Archer, Robert Frederick Smith School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY – “Lithium Metal Batteries for High Energy Storage Devices”

Oct. 12, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 3:00 – 4:00 pm
  • SCP- 101
Special Presentation – Dr. Kelly Hogan, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill- “Including Everyone in Learning in the Science Classroom”

Oct. 25, 2016 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP- 101

 Faculty Research Colloquium – High-Performance Computing (HPC) across the School of Science

  • Dr. Jeffery Osborn, School of Science, TCNJ
  • Mr. Shawn Sivy, School of Science, TCNJ
  • Dr. Joseph Baker, Chemistry, TCNJ
  • Dr. Michael Ochs, Mathematics and Statistics, TCNJ
  • Dr. Wendy Clement, Biology, TCNJ
  • Dr. Nathan Magee, Physics, TCNJ
  • Dr. Jikai Li, Computer Science, TCNJ

Nov. 22, 2016 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP- 101

 Faculty Research Colloquium – Sabbatical Presentations

  • Dr. Benny Chan, Chemistry, TCNJ
  • Dr. Leeann Thornton, Biology, TCNJ

Biology Colloquium Series – Fall 2016

Sept. 23, 2016 (Fri.)

  • 12:30  – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
 Holly Ramage, University of Pennsylvania Medical School – “Discovery of Novel Host Factors Important for Viral Infection
Oct. 28, 2016 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
Lynda Delph, Indiana University Department of Biology – “Sexual dimorphism in a dioecious plant: patterns, selection, and sexual antagonism”
Nov. 11, 2016 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP – 101
Daniel Rittschof, Duke University Marine Lab, Nicholas School of the Environment – “Barnacle Biology”

Chemistry Colloquium Series – Fall 2016

Sept.  21, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • C-121

CANCELLED – Dr. Amy Sarjeant, Outreach and Education Manager at The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre

Area – Crystallography

This event has been cancelled.

Oct. 5, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • C-121

Dr. George Heard, University of North Carolina – Asheville – “Applications of Computational Chemistry to Experimental Design”

Area – computational, inorganic

Oct. 19, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • C-121

Dr. Monika Raj, Seton Hall University – “Selective Chemical Modification of Peptides and Its Applications”

Area – bioorganic chemistry

Nov. 2, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • C-121
Dr. Martin McCullagh, Colorado State University – “The Physics Behind the Hydrophobic Effect”
Area – computational chemistry

Nov. 16, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 am – 11:50 am
  • C-121

 Dr. Kelsey Van Gelder, Merck, TCNJ Alumna

Area – Organic , industry

Computer Science Colloquium Series – Fall 2016

Sept. 20, 2016 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • ED 115
 Babak Saleh, PhD candidate in Computer Science at Rutgers University – “Artistic AI: Analyzing Visual Culture Through the Eyes of a Machine

Oct. 18, 2016 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • ED 115
 Dr. Amanda Stent, Natural Language Processing Researcher at Bloomberg – “State Tracking for Multi-Task Conversational Agents”

Nov. 15, 2016 (Tue.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • ED 115
Jeanna Matthews, Associate Professor of Computer Science at Clarkson University, ACM Distinguished Speaker – “Big Data? Big Promise, Big Problems”

Mathematics and Statistics Colloquium Series – Fall 2016

Sept. 16, 2016 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP- 229

 Fred Rickey, Professor Emeritus, West Point Academy – “E228”

 

Sept. 21, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 2:30 – 4:00 pm
  • SCP- 223

 “Mathematics Education Faculty Panel”

  • Dr. Bob Cunningham, Professor
  • Dr. Cathy Liebars, Associate Chair and Associate Professor
  • Dr. James Beyers, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Rachel Snider, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Suriza Vandersandt, Associate Professor

Sept. 28, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 – 11:50 pm
  • SCP- 229

 REU Experiences

  • Ethan Crasto, University of Maryland, Baltimore County – “Enhanced Data Exploration and Visualization Tool for Large Spatio-Temporal Climate Data”
  • Melissa Martin, Carnegie Mellon University – “Applying Statistics to Forensic Evidence”
  • Rebecca Santorella, Brown University – “Equation-Free Variable-Free Modeling”
  • Ursula Widocki, Rutgers-Camden – “Using the JAR to Express Stochastic Resonance”

Sept. 28, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 1:00 – 4:30 pm
  • SCP- 229

 2nd Math Teacher Alumni Symposium

An afternoon full of presentations by former students who are not math teachers as well as some faculty speakers!

Please email Dr. Liebars (leibars@tcnj.edu) by September 23 is you plan to attend for all or part of the afternoon.

Oct. 28, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 11:00 – 11:50 pm
  • SCP- 224

 Mathematics Education Student Research Talks

  • Siddhi Desai, with Dr. Farshid Safi (Summer 2015)
  • Kayla Begen, with Dr. Cathy Liebars (Fall 2016)
  • Sarah Clooney, with Dr. Bob Cunningham (Fall 2016)
  • Melissa Meddleton, Teagan Nurnbeger, Siddhi Desai, with Dr. Suriza Vandersandt (Spring – Fall 2016)

Nov. 4, 2016 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP- 229
  • Workshop: 3:30 – 5:00 (SCP-224)
Joseph O’ Rourke, Olin Professor of Computer Science; Professor of Mathematics, Director of the  Statistical and Data Mining Program, Smith College – “How to fold it: the mathematics of Linkages, Origami and Polyhedra”

Nov. 30, 2016 (Wed.)

  • 1:00 – 2:00 pm
  • SCP- 229
 Dr. Cathy Liebars, EdTPA- What is it? How will it affect your student teaching evaluation process?

Physics Colloquium Series – Fall 2016

Sept. 16, 2016 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP 317
  Summer Research Experiences

Oct. 21, 2016 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP 317
 Michael Ambyth, Edmund Optics

Nov. 1, 2016 (Tues.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP 317

 Dr. Craig Kletzing, University of Iowa

Stormy (Space) Weather: An “Emfisis” on the Radiation Belt Storm Probes

Nov. 18, 2016 (Fri.)

  • 12:30 – 1:30 pm
  • SCP 317
 Stephanie Thomas, Princeton Satellite Systems

 

Past Seminars/Colloquia Schedule

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