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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

HackTCNJ: 24 hours of expert programming and innovation

HackTCNJ: 24 hours of expert programming and innovation

Hackers aren’t just people sitting in a dark room breaking code to get into Sony’s email server or leak pictures that celebrities thought were private, and the participants in this year’s HackTCNJ want you to know that. At noon Saturday, The College of New Jersey kicked off its third annual hackathon, bringing together budding hackers…Continue Reading

Interdisciplinary Presentation on What the Evolution/Creation Debate Can Teach Us about the Relationship between Religion and Science, February 13

Interdisciplinary Presentation on What the Evolution/Creation Debate Can Teach Us about the Relationship between Religion and Science, February 13

The School of Science, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Biology, Department of Philosophy, and the Politics Forum at TCNJ were honored to host Dr. Michael Zimmerman, Professor of Biology and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, for a presentation in our Spring 2015 lecture series.Continue Reading

Biology Professor’s Research Highlighted in International Science Magazine

Biology Professor’s Research Highlighted in International Science Magazine

A cover article published in the January 14, 2015 issue of New Scientist, an international science magazine, highlights the research of TCNJ Biology Professor Dr. Matthew Wund. The article – “Adapt first, mutate later: Is evolution out of order?” – describes recent advances in evolutionary biology that indicate an important role for phenotypic plasticity in driving evolutionary trajectories, and Professor Wund’s work is highlighted as one of the important recent examples.Continue Reading

TCNJ Recognized as a National Leader in the Education of Physics Teachers

TCNJ Recognized as a National Leader in the Education of Physics Teachers

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently announced the initial inductees into “The 5+ Club”, a group of institutions that has graduated 5 or more physics teachers in a given year. The great majority of institutions nationally graduate less than two physics teachers a year, and the most common number of graduates is zero. In their 2014 report, the American Association for Employment in Education found that the teacher shortage in physics is number one among 59 education fields. Graduating 5 or more physics teachers a year is a significant achievement, helping to address the severe national shortage of high school physics teachers.Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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

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