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- Article Featured on the Cover of The European Physics Journal D
The article entitled An exploration of the
potential energy surface of the seven atom silver cluster and a carbon monoxide ligand"
by Paulo H. Acioli , Steve Burkland,
and Sudha Srinivas was featured on the cover of
the August 2012 issue of the European Physics Journal D.
- Dr. Anderson Promoted to the rank of Professor
Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Anderson
for his promotion to the rank of professor.
- U.S. Department of Education Grant
David Rutschman (Mathematics)
and a team from the STEM disciplines including Professors
John Kasmer and
has been awarded a two million dollar CCRAA STEM grant from the
U.S. Department of Education.
This project will allow NEIU to develop and improve the capacity to
serve Hispanic and under-represented and low-income students for years
to come. This grant will establish a new interdisciplinary center for science
engagement at NEIU.
The Center will integrate effective teaching strategies and practices that
research shows are effective in encouraging learning, persistence and
retention. By updating labs and facilities, providing faculty
development, enhancing academic support and mentoring, creating learning
environments that encourage social integration, and by enhancing
student-faculty interaction, it is anticipated that the outcomes will be
achieved and will be sustained. This major initiative draws upon the
past successes of the NEIU effort to support the Hispanic community it
- NSF S-STEM Scholarship Grant Awarded.
A proposal to the National Science Foundation by Professors Srinivas (Physics),
Voglesonger (Earth Science) to offer merit-based scholarships to incoming freshmen intending to major
in Earth Science, Mathematics or Physics has been funded. The $598,000 grant allows NEIU to recruit a cohort of motivated scholars in the three disciplines by providing competitive 4-year scholarships of up to $10,000/year (based on financial need).
A brochure on the program, including a scholarship application can be found here.
- Environmental Science & SENCER
Northeastern Illinois University sent a
a team from the STEM disciplines to the 2008
SENCER Summer Institute.
The SENCER team of
David Rutschman (Mathematics), Greg Anderson (Physics), John Al-Bazi
(Chemistry), Ken Voglesonger (Earth Science),
John Kasmer (Biology), and Abhijit Banerjee (Geography) are working on
major in environmental science. A presentation on this
proposal can be found
- New SPS Officers Elected for 2012-2013
The NEIU Chapter of the
Society of Physics Students
has elected new officers. Congratulations to
President Esosa Ogbomo,
Vice President Tom McLaughlin,
Treasurer Max Hansen, and
Secretary Steve Roothaan.