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CollegeofScienceandMathematicsMessagefromtheDeanAyearoftransformationandgrowthseemslikeanunderstatementforwhathasbeenhappeningatRowanUniversityandtheCollegeofScienceandMathematics.RestructuringofCLASnotonlygaveourCollegeanewnamebutalsoaddedahighlyreputableDepartmentofNursingstrengtheningourabilitytoalignwiththenewpublichealthandhealthsciencesinitiativesrecentlymandatedbytheState.ToestablishtheCollegesnewvisionmissionandvaluesaswellasarticulateourstrategicgoalsateamofdedicatedfacultyrepresentingeachdepartmentinCSMwaschosentoleadtheprocess.ThisgroupcollaboratedwiththedepartmentsandarticulatedfourgoalstoguideCSMthroughthenextfiveyears.PriortofinalizingthisplanCSMheldanopenforumandreceivedvaluableinputfromourfacultystaffandstudents.continuedonpage9Fall2012NewsletterImpressiveNewRecordontheAcquisitionofGrantFundingbyParvizAnsariPh.D.Thereisawealthofarticlesaboutthesignificanceofresearchinundergraduateinstitutionsanditsimpactontheenhancementoftheundergraduateeducationalexperience.ThreeyearsagotheCollegeofLiberalArtsandSciencebeganfocusingmoreonthepromotionofscholarlyactivityinourundergraduateeducationandsupportingthosefacultywhowishtohaveamorerigorousresearchandfundingplan.RowanUniversityisayounguniversitythatwasestablishedwhenGlassboroStateCollegeapredominantlyteacherscollegereceivedamajorgiftfor100000000fromMr.HenryRowanin1992.SincethenmuchchangehastakenplacetobringRowanUniversitytoitscurrentstatusincludingtherecentofficialdesignationasaresearchuniversity.InrecentyearswehaveseennewactivitiesacrosscampusconsistentwiththeevolvingvisionoftheUniversity.SomeofthehighlightsincludedManydepartmentshirednewfacultywithextensiveresearchcredentialsandplantocontinuethateffortatRowanNumerousdepartmentsstarteddevelopingnewprogramsrelatedtohealthbiomedicalandpharmaceuticalinitiativesCSMinitiatednewindustrypartnershipsbothatthedepartmentandcollegelevelsaswellaslookedtoexpandourexistingrelationshipscontinuedonpage4CSMDepartmentListingBiologicalSciencesChemistryandBiochemistryComputerScienceMathematicsNursingPhysicsandAstronomyPsychology YoucouldfeeltheforcebehindProjectENERGYExploringNewEnergy-alternativesRelevanttoGenerationYwhichbringstogetherhighschoolstudentspartofRowansCamdenDualEnrollmentProgramledbyDr.KimberlyWhiteheadDirectorofAcademicServicesandCHAMPCreatingHigherAspirationandMotivationProjectmanagedbyWinonaWigfallDirectorofPre-CollegePrograms.TogethertheywillcollaboratewithTabbethaDobbinsAssistantProfessorofPhysicsandAstronomyonexcitingnewactivitiesatRowanincludingactiveparticipationfromthestudentsaswellasfromWhiteheadandWigfallwhowillhavealternativerolesasguestspeakersTappingIntoWaterasFutureEnergySourceandfacilitatorsduringthesix2-hourlongsessions.ProjectENERGYstudentswilllearnhowgreentechnologiesaredevelopedandwhatitmeansforsocietywhenthosetechnologiesenterthemarketplace.Ahydrogenfuelcellvehicleisusedtointroducestudentstotheideathatwaterasafuelsourcecouldpoweracarwithoutharmfulemissions.InadditiontolearningtheSTEMScienceTechnologyEngineeringandMathematicsaspectsofthistechnologystudentswillalsolearnaboutanddiscusssocietalimpacts.WhiteheadsgroupdiscussionWhatisFuelingyourFutureaidedthestudentsinidentifyingthe2CollegeofScienceandMathematics2connectionbetweentheirownfuturegoalsandthoseverbssuchascreatingdoinglearningplanningetc.whichprovideasourceofenergyforreachingthosegoals.GuestspeakerDeMondMillerSociologyProfessoratRowanchallengedstudentstogainaheadstartonthinkingabouthowtheymightparticipateinsustainability.Asaprojectoutcomestudentswillconstructawebsiteaimedathelpingotheryouthtolearnaboutsustainabilityandenergy.ThisprojectisapartofalargerresearchgranttitledCAREEREnhancingAtomicMobilityandDesorptionKineticsinMetalHydridesinwhichDobbinsresearcheshydrogenstoragematerialsforfuturealternativeenergyapplications.TheNationalScienceFoundationsNSFEarlyFacultyCareerDevelopmentprogramawardedthegrantin2009.DobbinsplanstorunProjectENERGYatRowanoverthenextthreeyears.Dr.DobbinsandstudentsassemblethehydrogenfuelcellcarStudentInternsatNationalLaboratoryAspartofher11-weekPhysicsAstronomysummerinternshipAshliNievesfromFranklinvillespentfourweeksattheArgonneNationalLaboratorysAdvancedPhotonSourceanationalsynchrotronx-rayresearchfacilityfundedbytheU.S.DepartmentofEnergy.DuringhervisitNieveswaspresentedtheopportunitytoperformasabeamlineassistantsponsoredbyagrantfromtheChemMatCARSbeamlineandtheUniversityofChicago.NievesworkedunderthedirectsupervisionofDr.JanIlavskyrenownedforUltrasmallAngleX-rayScatteringUSAXSmeasurementwheresheassistedusersoftheUSAXSinstrumentinperformingtheirexperiments.Nieveswasalsonameda2012MinorityinPhysicsScholarsponsoredbytheAmericanPhysicalSocietyAPS.Thescholarshipprovidesfundingandmentoringtominorityphysicsstudentshelpingthemenhancetheireducationandsuccessfullyprepareforavarietyofcareers.NievesofFranklinvillespentfourweeksataNationalLaboratorysponsoredbyagrantfromChemMatCarsbeamline 3PhysicsmajorMichaelYanakasandProessorMichaelLimdemonstratelasersThesunandsandwerereplacedwithlabsandbeakersforstudentsEduardoBeltranofBridgetonHighSchoolandFredPerryofCumberlandRegionalHighSchool.Howevertheywouldnthaveitanyotherway.TheseniorsinternedthissummerintheChemistryandBiochemistryDepartmentaspartofProjectSEEDaneight-weekprogramsponsoredbytheSouthJerseyChapteroftheAmericanChemicalSocietyACS.StudentsareselectedtoparticipateintheprogramtoexposethemtochemistryinanefforttoheightentheirinterestsinresearchcareerssaidGregoryCaputoAssociateProfessorofChemistryandProjectSEEDPlantsLocalStudentsinLabsforSummerBiochemistrywhospearheadedthisinitiativeatRowan.SupervisedbyTimothyVadenandLeiYuChemistryandBiochemistryAssistantProfessorsthestudentsworkedwithionicliquidsandliquidsaltswhichhavemanyapplicationsincludingpowerfulsolventsandelectricallyconductingfluids.EssentiallytheyaredesignersolventsthatyoucanchangethepropertiestofitdifferentapplicationssaidVaden.AfterresearchingtodeterminehowtomaketheliquidslastlongerandimprovetheirsafetytheaspiringchemistspresentedtheirresultsattheACSnationalconferenceheldinPhiladelphiainAugust.ThesemesterstartedoffwithabigbangforphysicsmajorMichaelYanakaswhowasawardedaNewJerseySpaceGrantConsortiumNJSGCAcademicYearFellowship.AspartofthefellowshipMichaelwillcontinuehisresearchwithDr.MichaelLimAssociateProfessorofPhysicsAstronomytofurtherdevelopacompactgeneratorofultra-shortlaserpulsesaprojectrecentlyselectedbytheUniversityforaprovisionalpatentfiling.HewillpresenthisresearchattheNJSGCConferenceatRutgersUniversityinMay2013.TheobjectiveoftheNJSGCestablishedbyNASAin1991istofurtheraerospaceandsciencethroughthedevelopmentofprogramsforsciencetechnologyengineeringormathSTEMeducationandtofosterresearchanddevelopmentinNewJersey.TopundergraduatestudentsatNewJerseyuniversitiesareselectedforthisaward.AccordingtoYanakasBeingthePhysicsAstronomyDepartmentsselectionforthisfellowshipwasveryexciting.Iamhonoredthattheythoughtsohighlyofmeasastudentandasaresearcher.DepartmentChairandProfessorKarenMagee-SauersaidthatthedepartmentwasveryimpressedwithYanakasacademicabilitiesandpotential.WearehappythatwecanrecognizehisexcellencewiththisfellowshipawardsaidMagee-Sauer.3StudentsEduardoBeltranletandFredPerryrightproudlystandbytheirposterthatwasexhibitedattheACSnationalconerencePhysicsMajorAwardedNASASponsoredGrantCyberThreatNoChallengeforStudentWithcybercrimesrankingrightundernuclearwarandweaponsofmassdestructionasthegreatestthreattonationalsecurityweregladtohaveRowanstudentScottStevensononourteamCongratulationstocomputersciencemajorStevensonandhisteamforcomingoutontopintheUSCyberChallengeeachtakinghomea1000scholarship.WinningteammateHristoAsenovisacomputersciencealumnuswhoiscurrentlypursuinghisPh.D.attheUniversityofDelaware.HeldonthecampusoftheUniversityofDelawareinJulymorethan30studentsfromlocaluniversitiesandhighschoolsreceivedtrainingfromoutstandingexpertsinthefieldofwirelesssecuritycyberethicsanddigitalforensics.U.S.SenatorTomCarperwasonhandtorecognizethestudents.TheInternetisacriticalpartofmostAmericanseverydaylifeandthatsagoodthingbutunfortunatelyitalsomeansthatoureconomyandcriticalinfrastructurearevulnerabletoattacksbyhackers.ThatswherethesebrightstudentscomeinsaidCarper.ScottStevensonrstonletandhisTeamShebangarerecognizedorwinningthecapture-the-fagcompetition.PhototakenbyUniversityofDelawarephotographerEvanKrape continuedfrompage1InconjunctionthetenureandpromotiondocumentsofdepartmentshavebeenrevisedtoreflectthegreateremphasismanyfacultyplaceonresearchanewstrategicplanforthecollegewasdevelopedtoreflectournewidentityourvisionandmissionstatementswererevisedandacomprehensivesupportsystemwasdevelopedbytheCollegetomeetthesechangesassociatedwithexpandedresearchactivities.ThissupportsystemincludesthecreationofthepositionofAssistantDeanforResearchandGrantsadditionofpost-doctoralfellowstoseveralofthesciencedepartmentsdevelopmentofnewgraduateprogramsintroductionofthesummerresearchawardprogramsubstantialincreasesinnewfacultystart-upfundscontinuedandexpandedsupportforfacultyandstudenttraveltoprofessionalconferencesandcontinuedsupporttotheon-campusSTEMsymposium.Howevernopartofthissupportsystemwouldbeadequatewithoutthededicationandtalentofourfacultyandstudents.ThesecoordinatedeffortshavealreadyresultedinenhancementofscholarlyImpressiveNewRecordontheAcquisitionofGrantFundingactivityinvolvingmorefacultyandstudents.ThisisreflectedinareportpublishedrecentlybytheRowanUniversityOfficeofSponsoredProgramsOSP.Thisreportoffersdetailsaboutexternalfundsreceivedinacademicyear2011-2012.AccordingtothisreporttheformerCollegeofLiberalArtsandScienceswasawardedthelargestamountofnewgrantsamongallcollegesandschoolswithintheUniversitytotalingover3.7millionThatnumberrepresentsanewrecordfortheCollege.Thelargestportionofthistotalwasreceivedbythescienceandmathematicsdepartmentsandthegreaterpieceofthatwasforlab-basedresearch.ThisfigurereflectsamajorachievementbythefacultyandstudentsoftheCollege.KudostoeveryonewhocontributedtothissuccessWhyisthisachievementsomajor24Thereisnodoubtthatgettingexternalresearchgrantshasbecomeverycompetitiveinrecentyearsbutinperspectivejustthreeyearsagoin2009CLASgrantstotaledabout958000.ThisamounthassteadilyincreasedtothecurrentrecordfortheCollege.AswegoforwardthenewCollegeofScienceandMathematicsplansincludemeasurestoprovidesupportforfacultytosustainandgrowresearchandgrantactivities.Weplantocontinuetoincreasestudentinvolvementinresearchbuildingnewbridgesforstudentstoexperiencethenewrealitiesofmultidisciplinarycross-departmentalresearchprojects.Mostimportantlyweplantocontinuesupportingourfacultyinperformingworld-classresearchthatbenefitseveryoneintheCollegeandUniversity.Old-FashionStreamingStreamingtookonanewmeaningforthesebiologystudentsasProfessorCourtneyRichmondsEnvironmentalScienceclasstookadvantageofabeautifulfalldaytocollectdatafromRowansChestnutBranchcreekbed.Forherstudentsself-designedexperimenttheycollecteddatatotestthehypothesisthatthemorenativeplantspeciesarefoundinanareathefewernon-nativespecieswillbefoundinthesamelocation.Thestudentsthinkingwasthatthepresenceofnativeplantspecieslowerstheprobabilitythatnon-nativeplantspeciescanbecomeestablishedorcometodominateanarea.Dr.RichmondsclasstakessamplesfromChestnutBranchCreekCatherineYangProfessorandChairofChemistryandBiochemistryPhototakenbyCraigTerryCollegeofScienceandMathematics RecognizedbymostUScollegesanduniversitiesinternationaleducationcanbeandshouldbeanintegralpartofhighereducation.Itsamajorinitiativethatinvolvesmanychangesbuthasalong-termimpact.CSMacknowledgesthisandhasstrengtheneditsfocustoincreasethecollegesinternationalpresenceandimpactofitsprogramsandresearch.WewouldliketobringinmoregraduateandundergraduateinternationalstudentssendmorestudentstostudyabroadandexpandresearchcollaborationswithinternationalpartnerssaidParvizAnsariCSMDean.Ineffortstoachievethisobjectivethecollegedevelopedaplanforinternationaleducationtopromotecollaborationsbetweenthenewlycreatedcollege-basedInternationalEducationTeamacademicdepartmentstheInternationalCenterandtheDeansOffice.ToadvancetheCSMInternationalPlantheDeanaccompaniedbyTimTorreDirectorofRowansInternationalCenterCollegeFocusesonInternationalizationtraveledtoIndiaontwoseparateoccasionsin2012visitinganumberofuniversitiesandglobalcompanies.Thesetripsresultedinthesigningofseveralinitialagreementsandtheplanningofconcretecollaborations.Asafollow-upwehavehostedanumberofseniorIndianadministratorsandIvisitedseveralinstitutionsinIndialastOctobersaidAnsari.AnsarihasmetwiththeCSMInternationalEducationTeamtodiscusstheoutcomesofhisvisitsandtoplanthenextstepswhichincludereviewofinternationalpartnerscurriculumplanningstudentvisitsandresearchcollaborations.Oneofourgoalsistocreateanourishingenvironmentinwhichwepromoteandenhancetheinternationaleducationforourstudentsandthosewehostfromabroad.WealsoaimtoprovideanopportunityforincreasedfacultyresearchandscholarlycollaborationconductedbothonandoffcampussaidAnsari.IbelievewenowhaveagoodroadmapforinternationaleducationintheCollegeofScienceandMathematics.3ForrecentgradsitmightbeajungleouttherejobhuntingbuttwoRowanalumsfoundtheirwaystraighttotheAmazoninSeattleWashingtonthatisThissummerRemoCoccoandDanUrbanorelocatedtothecompanysheadquarterstoproudlybeginnewSeattleorBustforTwoGrads5careersassoftwaredevelopmentengineersfortheFortune100company.TheComputerSciencedepartmenthadalottodowithmysuccesssaidCoccoofCherryHill.HecreditsRowanforprovidinghimtheopportunitytodoresearchandpublishhisworksinthefieldofcomputernetworksthatleadhimtothisposition.TheresearchopportunitywithDr.VasilHnatyshinAssociateProfessorofComputerSciencethateventuallyevolvedintohisMastersthesiswasinvaluableduringtheinterviewprocesssaidCocco.Thereisnodoubtinmymindthatitwillprovetobeequallyvaluableintherealworld.UrbanoofBarringtonagreedthathisgraduatestudiesattheCollegeprovidedhimadvancedknowledgeoftheentirefieldandturnedouttobeextremelyrelevantduringhisinterviewprocessaswell.SeattlesthebackgroundasrecentgradsDanUrbanoleftandRemoCoccoworkatAmazonsheadquartersDeanAnsariandAssociateProfessorGregCaputoguideDr.VRaghunathanonatourthroughScienceHall.AftermeetinginIndiaDr.RaghunathanCEOofGMRVaralaxmiFoundationacceptedtheDeansinvitationtotourRowanssciencefacilitiesandmeetwithfaculty OveronehundredmiddleschoolkidsfilledthePitatRowansStudentCenterthisDecembertoparticipateinthe6thAnnualRowanUniversityFIRSTLEGOLeagueQualifierafriendlyrobotcompetitionthatstimulateslearningandpromotestheapplicationofacombinationofskillstoincludesciencetechnologyengineeringandmath.Inadditiontotheroboticschallengeeachyearthestudentsneedtocompletearesearchproject.ThisyearsthemeSeniorSolutionspairedteamsofstudentswithseniorcitizenstohelpidentifyandlearnaboutproblemsfacedbytheeldergeneration.Theteamsthencreatedasolutiontohelpseniorskeeptheirindependenceandstayactiveintheircommunities.TheentiregoalofthisregionaltournamentistogetkidsexcitedaboutSTEMandtoengagesomeofthesekidswhomightnothavepreviouslyconsideredSTEMfieldsparticularlycomputerscienceandhopefullymotivatethemwiththeamazingthingstheyaccomplishedtheselastfewmonthssaidJenniferKayAssociateProfessorofComputerSciencewhoalongwithDr.HongZhangAssociateProfessorforMechanicalEngineeringchairedtheevent.LEGOFunforAllAgesTheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsdebutedanewseriesintroducingopportunitiesforourstudentstoengagewithrelevantindustrypartners.CSMPartnersinIndustrySerieswillinvitespecialguestspeakersofferworkshopsandexplorefieldtripstocompaniesspecializinginareasthatareofinteresttoourstudents.CSMwelcomedDr.NozerMehtaastheinauguralspeakerfortheNovemberevent.MehtaChiefScientificOfficerandVicePresidentofResearchandDevelopmentatUnigeneLaboratoriesInc.isawell-recognizedleaderwith30yearsofexperienceinthedevelopmentofpeptide-basedtherapeuticsandinventorof21patents.HispresentationAUniqueTabletFormulationforPeptide-BasedDrugsgavestudentsaglimpseintothescienceandmanufacturingprocessesthatgointodrugdevelopmentanddrugdeliveryprocesses.Theseinsightsshapedbydecadesofhisindustrialexperienceallowedourstudentstoseethecomplexityoffactorsthatplayintoanewdrugcomingtomarket.saidGregCaputoAssistantDeanforResearchandGrantsandAssociateProfessorofChemistryandBiochemistry.AdditionallythespecificdrugsDr.Mehtatalkedaboutweremoleculesthatoftenfaceanumberofpracticalchallengesontheroadtobecominganapproveddrugproduct.BydescribinghowUnigenehasapproachedthesechallengesstudents26cameawaywithanappreciationfortheout-of-the-boxthinkingoftenrequiredtotrulymakeadvancesinnotonlythepharmaceuticalindustrybutscienceingeneralsaidCaputo.ItissuchawonderfulopportunityformetohostDr.MehtasseminarsaidCatherineYangProfessorandChairoftheChemistryandBiochemistrydepartment.Hispassioninnovationandcreativityhaveshapedseveralpatentabletechnologiesfordrugstreatingdiabetesosteoporosisosteoarthritisandobesity.Mehtahasbeeninstrumentalinestablishingtheplatformtechnologiesforrecombinantexpressionandalternatedeliveryroutesforpeptidedrugs.Histalkillustratedthefundamentalsciencebehindthosetechnologieswhichgavestudentsanexcellentopportunitytoknowtherealdrugproductdevelopmentprocessrelatedtowhattheyarelearningfromthemedicinalchemistryclassroom.TheseminaralsoletstudentsknowhowinnovativeideascanbetranslatedintorealistictherapeuticsaddedYang.OurgoalforPartnersinIndustrySeriesistointroducestudentsandfacultytonewresearchandotheradvancementsthataretakingplaceintheindustrysaidIevaZakeCSMAssociateDean.Itsalsomeanttohelpstudentsstrategizeandplantheircareersaftergraduation.TheseriesisacollaborativeeffortbetweenCSMacademicdepartmentsandtheDeansOffice.PartnersinIndustrySeriesDebutswithRenownedSpeakerReady.Set.GoStudentspreparetoracetheirrobotsinthefriendlycompetitionheldatRowanDr.NozerMehtaownerof21patentsaddressesstudentsandfacultyatRowanHallCollegeofScienceandMathematics WhatisatechnicalpostmortemanalysisandwhatsitssignificanceinimplementingitinyourbestbusinesspracticesGooglesSiteReliabilityEngineerRaymondBlumexplainedjustthatduringhislectureatthecollege-sponsoredDeansDistinguishedSpeakersSeriesheldinOctober.BlumsinformativeyetentertainingpresentationForgedNotBrokendemonstratedhowGooglesblamelessengineeringcultureisessentialforeffectiveincidentremediationandpostmortemanalysis.Hechallengedthestanding-roomonlycrowdtoaskthemselvesaspartoftheanalysiswhathappenedwhydidithappenhowdidwerespondandrecoverandhowtopreventthisunexpectedissuefromhappeningagain.Heexplainedhiscompanyssuccessfulanduniquephilosophythatifyouhiresmartpeopleandsomethinggoeswrongdontassignblameorfirethatindividualwhomadethemistakeyoulllosetheirknowledge.Insteadfindvalueintheemployeewhorecognizestheerrorandremediatesitandhaveconfidencethattheemployeewontmakethesamemistaketwice.ComputerScienceProfessorJenniferTheresNoMistakeWorkingatGoogleKayremarkedhowimpressedshewasuponhearingBlumpresentattheComputerScienceforHighSchoolworkshopforK-12teachersthissummer.RowanhostedtheGoogle-sponsoredeventthatpromotescomputerscienceandcomputationalthinkinginhighschoolandmiddleschoolcurriculum.BlumspokebrieflyonpostmortemanalysisconceptandIwasimmediatelyimpressedwithhisabilitytoexplaintechnicalconceptstoageneralaudienceKaysaid.WhentheopportunitycametosuggesthighcaliberspeakersforthesuccessfuldeanslectureseriesKayimmediatelyknewBlumwouldbeaperfectfit.WhileIwasexpectingareasonableattendanceattheeventIwaswowedbythe200plusattendeessaidKay.WhileworkingfortheroboticsworkshopthissummerstudentThomasRennmetBlumandheardhisreasoningbehindhispresentationforthefirsttime.Insightintosuchpolicyandblamelesscultureisveryrefreshingandfundamentallydifferentfromatypicalworkplacesaidthecomputersciencemajor.MygraduationisnearlyhereandIonlyhopetoworkinasimilarenvironmentthatvalueslearningandrecognizesmistakesasunavoidableandavaluableexperience.Rennaddedthatthedeanslecturesarebrilliantandinspirationaltostudents.3InNovemberDr.SuzanneBennettJohnsonspresentedontheparadigmshiftswithinmedicineandhowtheseshiftsaffecttheneedformodelsofintegratedcare.AspartoftheDeansDistinguishedSpeakerSeriesJohnsonthecurrentpresidentoftheAmericanPsychologicalAssociationAPAdefinedthebiomedicalmodelofmedicineasfocusingondiseasebyassumingthatphysicalsymptomsarecausedbyabiologicaldefect.ThismodelhasresultedinimportantParadigmShiftinPatientTreatment7contributionstomedicineincludingsanitationantibioticsandriseofthepharmaceuticalindustrydeclineininfectiousdiseaseandincreasedlifeexpectancy.Despitethesesuccessesasignificantlimitationofthebiomedicalmodelistheseparationofphysicalandmentalhealth.Asaresultpriorityisgiventophysicaldiseaseandtreatmentandmentalorbehavioralproblemsaredevaluedorignored.Bytheendofthe20thcenturymedicinewasonthevergeofaparadigmshiftasafunctionofthechangingnatureofdiseaserisinghealthcarecostsincreasingrecognitionoftheroleofproviderandpatientbehaviorandthefailuretoadequatelyaddressmentalhealthproblemsinthiscountry.Thisparadigmshiftresultedintheadoptionofabiopsychosocialmodelthatisfocusedonthewellbeingofthepatientanditsrelationshiptomultiplefactorsnotjustbiologyandphysiology.Inthismodeltreatmentsmaybebehavioralbiologicalorenvironmentalandpreventioniskey.RaymondBlumdiscussesGooglesphilosophytoastanding-roomonlycrowd TheRNtoBSNnursingprogramatRowanearnedaccreditationbytheCommissioninCollegiateNursingEducationCCNEforaperiodoffiveyears.ThenationallyrecognizedaccreditingagencyisapprovedbytheUSSecretaryofEducationandprovidesstudentsemployersandotherpartiestheassurancethattheeducationalprogramsmeetthestandardsestablishedbytheprofessionalnursingcommunity.AccordingtoCCNEaccreditationsupportsandencouragescontinuingself-assessmentbynursingprogramsandsupportscontinuinggrowthandimprovementofcollegiateprofessionaleducation.Themorethan400studentsenrolledinnursingcoursesofferedatRowanattendclassesonandoffcampusincludinglocalcommunitycollegesinGloucesterandCamdencountiesandregionalhealthcarecenterssuchasCooperVirtuaShoreMemorialandUnderwood-Memorial.InadditiontheprogramwasrecentlyintroducedatCaliforniasStanfordUniversityMedicalCenterandnearbyaffiliateLucillePackardChildrensHospitalofferingstudentshybridandonlinecourses.Rowansnursingprogramprovidesregisterednurseswhohaveanassociatesordiplomadegreetheopportunitytoearnabaccalaureatedegree.Twograduate-levelclassesarealsoofferedforstudentspursuingtheirmastersinnursing.RowansNursingProgramEarnsAccreditation28ExploringCareerChoicesTheCollegeofScienceandMathematicstookcenterstageatanExplorato-ryStudiesWorkshopheldinOctober.TheannualworkshopintroducesExploratoryStudiesstudentstoourprogramsandhighlightspossiblecareeropportunitiesinvariousfields.PresentersincludedprofessorsMariaTahamontBiologicalSciencesJianningXuComputerScienceChristopherLackeMathematicsEduardoFloresPhysicsAstronomyandHealthProfessionsAdvisorTomasVarelawhodiscussedoptionsinthehealthprofessions.Thewell-attendedeventprovidedvaluableinformationregardingcareerpathsforstudents.RowanRNtoBSNstudentShariHewelbecamethe129thnursingstudenttobeawardedtheprestigiousAnthonyJ.JannettiNursingScholarshipintheamountof1500.HewelismidwaythroughtheprogramandcurrentlyworksasanurseatVirtua.JannettiownerofAnthonyJ.JannettiInc.hasdemonstratedanoutstandingcommitmentinsupportingthenursingprofessionincludingthecontributionof50000totheRowanUniversityFoundation.ThisendowmentfundsscholarshipsforstudentsenrolledintheRN-to-BSNprogram.HisPitmanNewJerseybusinessservesastheheadquartersforanumberofspecialtynursingassociationsaswellasprovidesmarketingandcommunicationsservicestothemembership.NursingStudentAwardedScholarshipSavetheDateApril1839thannualPsychologyConferenceApril2616thSTEMSymposiumMay3DeansSeniorRecognitionAwardsMay16GraduateCommencementMay17UndergraduateCommencementJune5SummerGrantAwardsSpring2013CollegeofScienceandMathematics 3Dr.LawrenceMarkowitzstandingattheentranceofhistoricHollybushMansioncontinuedfrompage1ThissemestertheCollegewelcomedfivenewtenure-trackfacultysixpart-timefacultyandmanyvaluableadjunctseachbringingawealthofexperienceandexpertisetoaddtoouralreadyhighcaliberfaculty.InadditionIveappointedMichelleEnnis-SorethAssociateProfessorofPsychologyastheDeansFellowforProgramEvaluation.Hermissionistodevelopaneffectiveframeworkforprogramevaluationthatistiedtobothdepartmentalandcollege-levelstrategicplanning.IamalsoproudtoreportthatincollaborationwiththeUniversityAdvancementofficeourCollegewelcomesKa-MsiyaraCorbettasDevelopmentDirector.CorbettwillworkwiththeadvancementteamandmyselftosolicitgiftsanddonationsforourCollegemakingherroleavaluableadditiontoourteam.ThethirdsuccessfulseasonoftheDeansDistinguishedSpeakerSeriesopenedwithguestlecturersRaymondBlumofGoogleandSusanJohnsonBennettcurrentpresidentoftheAmericanPsychologicalAssociation.AnewprogramunveiledthisyearwastheCSMPartnersinIndustrySerieswhichintroducesopportunitiesforourstudentstoconnecttoindustrypartnersinrelevantfields.ThisyearCSMcontinuedtoadvanceitslocalandglobalinitiativesbycreatingacollege-basedInternationalizationEducationTeamthatwillcollaboratewiththeDeansOfficeacademicdepartmentsandRowansInternationalCenter.ToadvanceourinternationalizationeffortsItraveledtoIndiaearlierthisyeartovisitanumberofuniversitiesandpotentialindustrypartners.ThistripresultedinthesigningofseveralMessagefromtheDeaninitialagreementsandtheplanningofconcretecollaborations.Asafollow-uptotheinitialvisitinSpring2012wehavehostedanumberofseniorIndianadministrators.Closertohomeourinterdisciplinaryandinternationally-focusedHollybushInstitutejustannouncedLawrenceMarkowitzAssistantProfessorofPoliticalScienceasitsdirector.Hehasbeenchargedtopromotescholarlyresearcheducationandcommunityoutreachontheintersectionsofsciencetechnologysocialsciencesandhumanitiesfrombothnationalandinternationalperspectives.RowanUniversitysOfficeofSponsoredPrograms2011-2012AnnualReportprovideduswithfurtherevidenceofhowtalentedanddrivenourfacultymembersare.AccordingtothisreporttheCollegeofLiberalArtsandSciencesreceivedthelargestamountofnewgrantsamongallcollegesoftheUniversity.Thisrecordamounttotaledover3.7millionThelargestportionofthisfundingwasreceivedbythescienceandmathematicsdepartmentsandthegreaterpieceofthatwasforlab-basedresearch.IamextremelyproudofthehardworkofeveryoneinourCollegewhomadethisaccomplishmentpossible.TheseaccomplishmentsproveournewCollegesabilitytobeforwardthinkingandinnovative.Imaginewhatthenewyearwillbringaswecollectivelytakeonnewchallengesandaimtobetheexemplaryleadersofprogressiveandaffordableeducationthatourcommunitynotonlydemandsbutalsodeserves.ParvizAnsariPh.D.DeanCollegeofScienceandMathematicsTheDeansofficehasbeenworkingwithagroupofinterestedfacultytodevelopfurthertheHollybushInstitutewhichwasinauguratedlastyear.TheCollegeispleasedtoannouncetheappointmentofDr.LawrenceMarkowitzAssistantProfessorfromPoliticalSciencetoserveasthedirectorofthisimportantinitiative.MarkowitzhasbeeninvolvedwiththedevelopmentoftheInstitutefromitsbeginningsandhasmanyexcitingideasandplans.ThemissionoftheHollybushInstituteistopromotescholarlyresearcheducationandcommunityoutreachontheintersectionsofsciencetechnologysocialsciencesandhumanities.TheInstituteworkstoexpandinterdisciplinaryconnectionsatRowangetinvolvedinthedevelopmentofinnovativecurriculumaswellasfosteroutreachoffcampustoadvanceunderstandingabouttheroleofscienceandtechnologyinsocietyandpoliticsinthepastandpresent.9HollybushInstituteAnnouncesNewDirector MarkHickmanChemistryBiologyandBioinformaticsteachescoursesintheundergraduatemajorincludingGeneticsandBiochemistry.HisresearchareasincludemoleculargeneticsgenomicsandbioinformaticsusingtheyeastS.cerevisiaeasamodelsystem.HisworkhasbeenpublishedinProceedingsoftheNationalAcademyofSciencesMolecularCellGeneticsandMolecularBiologyoftheCell.HecurrentlyiscollaboratingwithscientistsatHarvardMedicalSchoolandPrincetonUniversity.PriortoRowanHickmantaughtbiologyatTheCollegeofNewJerseyandhelpedtoestablishamedicalschoolinNepal.XiaoHuPhysicsAstronomyBiophysicshashisteachingandresearchfocusontheinterdisciplinaryareasbetweenphysicsmaterialscienceandbiomedicalengineering.PriortoRowanhewasaresearchassociateintheNationalInstitutesofHealthP41TissueEngineeringResourceCenterandtheBiomedicalEngineeringDepartmentatTuftsUniversityinMassachusetts.Hehasmorethan50CSMIntroducesNewFacultypublicationssince2006.HisworkhasbeenpublishedinNatureCommunicationsPNASBiomaterialsMacromoleculesBiomacromoleculesandPLOSONE.Huhasgivenmorethan30invitedtalksandconferencepresentationsinternationallywithseveralbestpresentationawards.LarkPerezChemistryPharmaceuticalScienceearnedaPh.D.inchemistryin2008witharesearchfocusonthedevelopmentofnewmethodsofconvergentcarbon-carbonbondformingreactions.ForhispostdoctoralstudiesatPrincetonUniversityLarkworkedintheareaofchemicalbiologyexploringcellularsignalingeventsrelatedtobacterialpathogenesis.HisworkhasbeenpublishedinjournalsincludingJournalofOrganicChemistryACSChemicalBiologyPLOSPathogensProceedingsoftheNationalAcademyofSciencesMolecularMicrobiologyandBioorganicandMedicinalChemistry.BethanyRaiffPsychologyBehaviorAnalysisteachescoursesinboththeundergraduatemajorandatthemasterslevelinAppliedBehaviorAnalysisincludingLearningandBehaviorBasicPrinciples210ofBehaviorandResearchMethodsinAppliedBehaviorAnalysis.Herresearchmergesadvancesininformationtechnologywithevidence-basedbehavioralinterventionstopromotehealthbehavior.HerworkhasbeenpublishedinPsychopharmacologyDrugandAlcoholDependencetheJournalofAppliedBehaviorAnalysisExperimentalandClinicalPsychopharmacologyBehavioralProcessesNicotineandTobaccoResearchSubstanceUseandMisuseandLearningandBehavior.ShehasreceivedseveralprestigiousNationalInstitutesofHealthgrantsincludingonefromtheNationalInstituteofDrugAbuse.PatriciaPriceNursingispresentlypursuingherEd.D.atRowanUniversity.PriceteachesNursingCareDeliverySystemstoregisterednursesenrolledintheRNtoBSNnursingprogram.Herresearchinterestsincludetheuseofactiveteachingstrategiesintheclassroom.Additionallysheisbeginningtoexploretheconceptofcompassionfatiguewithnursingfaculty.HerpastteachingexperienceshavebeenatVillanovaandHolyFamilyUniversitiesinPennsylvania.TherecentannouncementofRowansdesignationasaresearchuniversitywillfurtherenableustodevelopmoreprofessionaldegreeprogramstoaddressregionalandnationalneedswhilealsostrengtheningtheundergraduateprogramswecurrentlyoffer.InlightofthisexceptionalachievementwerepleasedtowelcomethefollowingfacultymemberswhojoinedCSMinSeptember.TheseassistantprofessorsalongwithournewlyhiredparttimefacultymemberswillbringawealthofexperienceandexpertisetotheCollegeandwilladdtoouroutstandinganddedicatedscholarlyteam.CollegeofScienceandMathematics 3KeithJohnsondirectoroftheEdelmanPlanetariumatRowanUniversityrecentlyhadanarticlepublishedinthequarterlyjournaloftheInternationalPlanetariumSocietythePlanetarian.ThearticleexplainsanddepictstheoldwayofpanoramaimagesandthenewwayofusingtheSciDomesystem.ToputitsimplytheSciDomeusesaslideimagetoprojectapanorama.Thearticlesstep-by-stepPhotoshopinstructionsandresultscanbeusedinavarietyofapplications.JohnsonisproudtosaytheimagehechosetoportrayinthepieceisofBunceHallofRowanUniversity.IndescribingthereasoningfortheworkbehindthePhotoshoppanoramahepointsofthesignificanceofwrappingalinearimagearoundacircleat314.YangYangAssistantProfessorfromChemistryBiochemistrywasoneofeightuniversityfacultymembersselectedtoreceivetheDr.FrancesR.LaxFacultyDevelopmentFund.TheprofessionaldevelopmentgrantsareadministeredbytheFacultyCenterforExcellenceinTeachingandLearning.WiththefundingsupportYangwillgiveapresentationinthe245thAmericanChemicalSocietyNationalMeetinginSpring2013ononeofhisresearchinterestsinbiomineralization.YangwasalsorecognizedasoneofthethreeuniversityawardeesoftheInnovationsinTeachingUsingTechnologyGrantsponsoredbyInstructionalTechnologyandtheFacultyCenterforExcellenceinTeachingandLearning.CSMFacultyandStaffAchievements11Thisgrantistargetedtoinitiativesthatareinnovativescalableadaptableandapplicabletoteaching.YangproposedtodesignavirtualonlinechemistryrecitationforproblemsolvingbynoticingthedifferentteachingenvironmentsofRowancomparedtomajorresearchinstitutionswhereprofessorsdeliverlecturesandteachingassistantsleadproblemdiscussions.XiaoHuAssistantProfessorinBiophysicswasfeaturedinanarticlefromTuftNowanonlinepublicationbyTuftsUniversityTheJuly2012articletitledNewSilkTechnologyPreservesHeat-SensitiveDrugsforMonthswithoutRefrigeration-SingleSilkDeviceCanStoreDeliverVaccineorAntibioticwithoutCostlyColdChaindescribedthestudythatfoundawaytomaintainthepotencyofvaccinesandotherdrugsthatotherwiserequirerefrigerationformonthsandpossiblyyearsattemperaturesabove110Fbystabilizingtheminasilkproteinmadefromsilkwormcocoons.PriortojoiningRowanHuwasaResearchAssociateintheDepartmentofBiomedicalEngineeringatTuftsUniversity.VasilHnatyshinAssociateProfessorforComputerSciencereceivedadistinguishedpaperawardinAugustattheOPNETWORK2012InternationalConferenceheldinWashingtonDC.HissubmissionDynamicallyAdjustingtheRequestZoneinGeoAODVProtocolwontheBestTechnicalPaperawardandcreditshisco-authorsMalikAhmedRemoCoccoandDanUrbanorecentcomputersciencegraduates.InadditiontohisrecenttriumphHnatyshinsnewbookco-authoredbyUniversityofDelawareprofessorAdarsh-palSethihasbeenpublished.FouryearsinthemakingThePracticalOPNETUserGuideforComputerNetworkSimulationexplainshowtousethissoftwareforsimulatingandmodelingcomputernetworks.ItisoneofthefirstbookstoprovideacomprehensivedescriptionofOPNETITGuruandModelersoftwarewhichHnatyshinusesforteachingandresearchandreceivesacontinualgrantinexcessof2millionfromOPNETInc.CSMFamilyHonoredforYearsofServiceRowanhostedtheannualServiceandRetirementAwardsinNovemberhonoringthefollowingCSMfamilymembersfortheiryearsofdedicatedservice.OurCollegeisproudtohavethemapartofourvaluableteam.EleanorGaer40yearsGaryItzkowitzThomasOslerEvelynWeinstock25yearsHongLing20yearsTracieShorterAndreaLobo15yearsEricMilouRichardNortonJohnRobinsonJeromeSpencerFrankWagnerDebraCoughlin10yearsMarlenaHermanGregoryCaputo5yearsAmandaCoxTiffanyFortunatoFrancescaMcClay SoonaftergraduatingfromRowanUniversityin1984withaBachelorofSciencedegreeinComputerScienceIbeganmycareerinthefieldofengineeringatRCAinMoorestownNewJersey.AfterstartingatRCAwhichisnowLockheedMartinIenrolledinDrexelUniversityseveninggraduateprogramandgraduatedUpsilonPiEpsilonwithaMasterofSciencedegreeinComputerScience.TodayIamaSeniorSystemsEngineeringManageratLockheedMartinandaresidentofWestDeptfordTownship.IhavetaughtcomputersciencecoursesatareacountycommunitycollegeshadtheprivilegetoserveeighteenyearsonTownshipCommitteeandwasrecentlyappointedtotheGloucesterCountyCollegeBoardofTrustees.IhighlyvaluemyundergraduateeducationIreceivedfromRowanUniversity.MyRowaneducationprovidedmewithastrongfoundationforgraduateschool.IrecallthepersonalinterestthatRowanfacultymemberstookwiththeirstudents.IrecallchallengesofDr.SethBergmannsCompilerTheorycourse.ThecourseprovidedmewithafoundationofvirtualmachinesimulationsanddatastructuresthatIwoulduselaterinmygraduateeducation.AsafatheroffourIrealizethattodaysgraduatinghighschoolseniorshavemanyoptionswhenmakingtheimportantdecisionofwhichcollegetoattendandmanywillmakethechoicetoattendschoolsoutsideoftheregionorstate.HoweverasastudentIneverfeltthatIwassimplyanumberbeingusheredthroughalargeandimpersonalprogram.LastyearmydaughterJessicahadtheopportunitytoattendanumberofuniversitiesforchemicalengineeringandchosetoattendtheengineeringprogramatRowanUniversitylargelyduethesmallclasssizesandthegenuinecommitmentfacultymembersmaketotheirstudents.RowanUniversityhasadeep-rootedhistoryinthefieldofeducationandIbelievethathallmarkofeducationexcellencestillexiststodayatRowanUniversity.AlumniSpotlightByLenE.Daws84TheScopeFall2012ParvizAnsariIevaZakeCherylONeillMatthewCostanzoVeronicaDiazContact856256-4850856256-4921axwww.rowan.educsmTheScopeispublishedtwiceayearbytheCollegeoScienceandMathematicstohighlighttheachievementsoitsacultystafstudentsandalumni.SendsuggestionsandcommentstoCollegeoScienceandMathematicscoEditorTheScopeRowanUniversity201MullicaHillRd.GlassboroNJ08028-1701oremailcsmrowan.eduDeanAssociateDeanEditorWriterDesignerPhotographerCSMstudentscholarshipsandprograminitiativesaremadepossiblebythegenerosityofindividualsandcorporations.Pleaseconsideragiftandjoinusindeliveringthehighestqualityeducationtoourstudents.www.rowan.educsmgivingCollegeofScienceandMathematics201MullicaHillRoadGlassboroNJ08028LikeusonFacebookFacebook.comRowanCSM