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Dr. Anderson Promoted to the rank of Professor
Sudha Srinivas Congratulations to Dr. Sudha Srinivas for her promotion to the rank of professor.
Dr. Dolan awarded a Teaching Professional/Resource Professional Award
Paul Dolan Congratulations to 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
US Dept of Ed 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
Greg Anderson Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Anderson for his promotion to the rank of professor.
U.S. Department of Education Grant
US Dept of Ed Associate Dean David Rutschman (Mathematics) and a team from the STEM disciplines including Professors Greg Anderson (Physics), John Al-Bazi (Chemistry), Laura Sanders (Earth Science), John Kasmer and (Biology), Marcelo Sztainberg (Computer Science) 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 serves.
NSF S-STEM Scholarship Grant Awarded.
NSF A proposal to the National Science Foundation by Professors Srinivas (Physics), Acioli (Physics), Wrinkle (Mathematics), Rutschman (Mathematics), and 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
SENCER Team 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 an interdisciplinary major in environmental science. A presentation on this proposal can be found here.
New SPS Officers Elected for 2012-2013
SPS 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.
                    
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