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- NSF-IUSE Peer Enhanced Experiential Research in STEM (PEERS) Project
The PEERS project funded by the National Science
Foundation (NSF) Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (IUSE) program is
a collaborative project involving the departments of Physics, Earth Science,
Chemistry, Computer Science and Mathematics at NEIU to increase student
engagement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The
PEERS project seeks to advance the research skills of undergraduate majors
through the inclusion of hands-on research activities, expansion of computer
simulations, and most importantly, through the use of peer mentors to
facilitate these activities, in the introductory courses in Chemistry,
Earth Science, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science. The project
involves Professors Paulo Acioli (Principal Investigator, Physics),
Elisabet Head (Earth Science), Joseph Hibdon (Math), Ken Nicholson (Chemistry), Sudha Srinivas (Physics), Rachel Trana (Computer Science),
Lidia Filus(Mathematics), and Marcelo Sztainberg (Computer Science). More
information about the project can be found here.
- Lunar Eclipse Viewing on September 27, 2015
NEIU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students together with Faculty
from Physics hosted a viewing
party of the supermoon eclipse on September 27, 2015 on the top floor of the
Main Campus parking garage. Additional pictures can be found in the
NEIU Physics facebook
- Bilguun Woods (Bill) and Paulo Acioli Published in Procedia of Computer Science
Bilguun Woods (May 2015 Graduate) and Paulo Acioli published the results of
research project in Procedia of Computer Science. The results were also
presented in the
2015 International conference on Computer Science.
The paper can be downloaded from the Journal's website .
- Cesar Bustos received a LSAMP award and was accepted to Northwestern REU
Cesar Bustos has been selected for a Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at Northwestern University. He will spend this summer working on an astronomy-based interdisciplinary research project.
Cesar also won an award for his presentation at the LSAMP undergraduate research conference held Tinley Park, IL this past weekend, where he presented his work on the study of the interaction of silver clusters with carbon monoxide.
Congratulations to Cesar on these accomplishments!
- Dr. Srinivas promoted to the rank of Professor and recipient of a Teaching Professional/Resource Professional Excellence Award for 2012-2013.
Congratulations to Dr. Sudha Srinivas
for her promotion to the rank of professor and Teaching Professional/Resource Professional Award.
- Dr. Acioli has received a SCSE award to conduct research in Summer 2014.
Congratulations to Dr. Paulo Acioli
being awarded a Student Center for Science Engagement (SCSE) summer research grant entitled
MOLECULAR DYNAMICS STUDY OF THE REACTION OF CARBON MONOXIDE WITH
SMALL SILVER CLUSTERS. This proposal includes the following physics majors: Cesar Bustos,
David Capota, John Gonzalez, and Bilguun Woods.
- Dr. Dolan awarded a Teaching Professional/Resource Professional Award
Dr. Paul Dolan
for his Teaching Professional/Resource Professional Award for the Accomplishments in 2011-2012.
- 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.
- New SPS Officers Elected for 2013-2014
The NEIU Chapter of the
Society of Physics Students
has elected new officers. Congratulations to
President Bryan Loeding,
Vice President Tom McLaughlin,
Treasurer Max Hansen, and
Secretary Caroline Williams.