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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.…Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

School of Science Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

School of Science Students Inducted into National Honor Societies

On April 14 and 21, 2015, 48 juniors and seniors from the School of Science students were inducted into two premiere national honor societies.  Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest academic honor society and Phi Kappa Phi is the oldest all-discipline honor society in the United States. Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Name Major Syndi…Continue Reading

School of Science Multi-Disciplinary Colloquium – Tuesday, April 28

School of Science Multi-Disciplinary Colloquium – Tuesday, April 28

I spent my sabbatical year (2013-14) writing an Advanced Topics in Linear Algebra textbook, which will serve an unmet need in the undergraduate mathematics community. I will give a brief overview of a couple of the major topics in the text, and will discuss the process of creating a text that will serve an audience that includes both math majors and non-math majors.Continue Reading

Maggie Benoit Explores Our Epic Evolving Earth

Maggie Benoit Explores Our Epic Evolving Earth

Your puzzlement over why the Appalachians take an odd turn at Pennsylvania and New York can come to a blessed end. Associate Professor of Physics Maggie Benoit and some of her colleagues—with a little assistance from the National Science Foundation—solved the mystery in 2014.Continue Reading

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