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CollegeofScienceandMathematicsAsweenteroursecondyearasaresearchuniversityourCollegecontinuestodemonstrateitsexcel-lencethroughincreasedresearchactivitiesandgrantsinadditiontooutstandingfacultyaccomplishments.IamhappytoreportthatanumberofCSMfacultymembersreceivedtenureandpromotionsthisyear.AcquiringtenureisTomDinzeoPsychologyandSubashJonnalagaddaandLeiYuChem-istryBiochemistry.TomandSubashalongwithTriciaYurakPsychologyhavealsobeenpromotedtoAssociateProfessorroles.EarningrankofFullProfessorareMarlenaHermanMath-ematicsDavidKlassenandMichaelLimPhysicsAstronomy.Myheartfeltcongratulationstoawell-deservedgroupoftalentedanddedicatedindividualswhomIamproudtoworkwith.TheNewYearalsobringschangeswithintheDeansOfficeeffectiveJanu-ary1.Dr.TriciaYurakwillbecometheFall2013NewsletterGoogleComputerScienceBringRobotstoaWorldwideAudienceCSMDepartmentListingBiologicalSciencesChemistryandBiochemistryComputerScienceMathematicsNursingPhysicsandAstronomyPsychologyForthethirdstraightyearGoogleInc.andProfessorJenniferKayofComputerScienceatRowanareworkingtogethertoexposeprimaryandsecondaryeduca-torstothewondrousworldofcomputerprogramming.The34000grantgraciouslyfundedbyGoogleseducationaldivisionComputerScienceforHighSchoolsCS4HShasgivenKaytheopportunitytooutreachnotonlylocalareateachersbutalsotheentireworld.BycreatingwhatscalledaMOOCMassivelyOpenOnlineCourseKayelevatesRowantoahandfulofonlineCS4HSprovidersthatalsoincludeColoradoStateUniversitytheCollegeofSt.ScholasticaandHarvardUniversity.ForthepasttwoyearswithfundingfromGoogleIveheldprogramshereatRowaninwhichItaught20-25teacherstheexcitementbehindcomputerprogram-ming-wefoundthatthe2011teachersreachedabout200studentsthefollowingacademicyearsaidKay.Imaginehowmanystudentswillbereachedinacoursethatspansacrosstheentirecountry.ThusfarKayhasover1000individualssigneduptotakethecourse.Inthesummersofboth2011and2012RowanreceivedgrantstofundprogramsinwhichKayaimedtogetteachersusingrobotsinstudentsmathandscienceclassesandevencreatingroboticsclubs.ThereislittlecomputersciencetaughtinschoolstodayKaypointedoutkidsaretaughthowtousetoolstogetbyonadailybasisbutthatsnotdeepenough.Studentsshouldknowwhatisbehindtheseappsandprogramsandhowtheywork.continuedonpage8continuedonpage4MessagefromtheDeanComputerScienceProessorJennierKaysfrstMOOCcoursesponsoredbyGoogleInc.signedupmorethan1000individualsPhotousedbypermissionoPhiladelphiaInquirerCopyright2014