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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

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

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