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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

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

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