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2004 News & Events

New SPS Officers Elected
SPS The NEIU Chapter of the Society of Physics Students has elected new officers. Congratulations to President Omid Ahmadi, Vice President Martin Senica, Secretary Kathy Stefantos and Treasurer Chris Maag.
Physics & Mathametics Research Community Awarded.
Dr. Gidea A proposal by Professors Anderson, Gidea & Rutschman to establish a Research Community at NEIU was one of the four NEIU proposals to win approval. The research community will be centered around computational dynamics in physics and populations. For more information please contact Drs. Marian Gidea, David Rutschman or Greg Anderson.
Dr. Varma-Nelson wins NSF Grant
Dr. Varma-Nelson The National Science Foundation, Division of Chemistry has announced that they will fund one Center for Undergraduate Research (URC). This center was selected from 60 proposed centers. While NSF originally intended to fund upto 5 centers after reviewing the proposals they have decided to fund only one in this round. Co-PI Pratibha Varma-Nelson is Professor and Chair, Departments of Chemistry, Earth Science, and Physics at Northeastern Illinois University.
Todor Ozegovic talks about NEIU's Beowulf Cluster
Cluster Logo NEIU research in the application of Supercomputers in Physics using a Beowulf Linux Cluster has been presented at the Student Research & Creative Activities Symposium on April 16, 2004. Student Todor Ozegovic discussed architecture and programming techniques of the Supercomputer Cluster built for the NEIU Physics Department. Ozegovic is curently working with Dr. Anderson on research in the field of grand unified theories. NEIU physics student Gloria Rivera also presented a poster on "Anomalous Skin Depth in Metals" at the symposium.

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