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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.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

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.Continue Reading

Summer Undergraduate Research Project Leads to a Peer-reviewed Publication

Summer Undergraduate Research Project Leads to a Peer-reviewed Publication

During TCNJ’s Mentored Undergraduate Summer Experience (MUSE) 2014, Dr. Dimitris Papamichail worked together with computer science student Nathan Gould (’17) and biology student Oliver Hendy (’15) to study different computer programs that answer biological questions through the use of synthetic genes. Their summer-long efforts have culminated into a peer-reviewed paper that was published in the journal Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology.Continue Reading

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

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

Our ability to measure biological systems at a molecular level is accelerating rapidly, providing hope for progress in cancer treatment. The difficulty lies with how to interpret this data, which is generated by complex biological systems and is high dimensional at the molecular level but low dimensional in terms of numbers of observations.Continue Reading

Science Majors Selected as Governor’s STEM Scholars

Science Majors Selected as Governor’s STEM Scholars

Two students in the School of Science have been selected as inaugural scholars for the New Jersey Governor’s STEM Scholars Program. Brandon Gottlob and Susan Knox are among nine college students selected for statewide STEM program.Brandon Gottlob and Susan Knox are among nine college students selected for statewide STEM program. Brandon Gottlob, junior computer science major, and Susan Knox, junior chemistry major, will spend the academic year mentoring high school students from around the state who are interested in the STEM disciplines—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.Continue Reading

Celebration of Women in Science – Wednesday, October 22

Celebration of Women in Science – Wednesday, October 22

The 2014 Celebration of Women in Science will be held on Wednesday, October 22, in the Education Building, room 212. The goal of this annual event is to celebrate the accomplishments of women students in the School of Science at TCNJ and to encourage them to continue on to further studies or a career in science or mathematics.Continue Reading

Michael Ochs Pinpoints Cancer-Causing Genes with Numbers

Michael Ochs Pinpoints Cancer-Causing Genes with Numbers

You’ve probably never heard of polycythemia vera, a rare cancer that pushes bone marrow into red blood cell production overdrive, upping the risk of blood clots and even leukemia. While there is no cure for the disease, Michael Ochs, TCNJ associate professor of mathematics and statistics, and a colleague of his at Johns Hopkins, are a step closer to identifying patients who stand the best chance of benefitting from treatment.Continue Reading

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