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CollegeofScienceandMathematicsMessagefromtheDeanAsJulyapproachesCSMcelebratestheendofasuccessfulandtransformativeinauguralyear.AndwhatayearithasbeenHeresjustasamplingofrecentinitiativesandaccomplishmentsDevelopmentandimplementationofaninternationalizationprogramwiththegoalofattractinginternationalstudentstoundergraduateandgraduateprogramsaswellasdevelopingresearchpartnershipswithscholarsfrominternationalinstitutions.Collaborationswithbothinternalandexternalpartnersonresearchprojectsdealingwithenvironmentalsustainabilitybiomedicalapplicationsdrugdeliverypatientinformationanalysisandothers.ContinuedemphasisonundergraduatestudentresearchasdemonstratedinarecordnumberofpresentationsatourannualSTEMSymposium.continuedonpage13Spring2013NewsletterInnovativeSoftwareEnhancesLearningTeachingExperienceIntricateswirlsofcolorapatientsbloodasampleoftissuemagnifiedundermicroscopeshelpstudentsatCooperMedicalSchoolofRowanUniversityCMSRUlearnsomeimportantfundamentalsinthehistopathologyanddiagnosisofdiseases.ThatsprobablynotabigrevelationforanyoneinvolvedinmedicaleducationbutthereisadifferenceatCMSRUthestudentssoonwillhaveachancetouseacomputer-basedvirtualmicroscopeinsteadofonecraftedofmetal.ThevirtualmicroscopespringsfromapartnershipbetweenaCMSRUphysician-professorandaprofessorandstudentsintheComputerScienceDepartmentatRowanUniversityoneofCMSRUsfoundingpartners.Dr.AdrianRusuaprofessorofcomputersciencefromRowansmaincampusworkedontheprojectwithDr.HectorLopezaCMSRUassociateprofessorintheDepartmentofBiomedicalSciences.Iwasinterestedinpursuingscholarlyactivitiesandthinkingofworkingoncomputer-basedmodulesforthemedicalstudentsLopezsaid.Thosewillbeinteractivelearningtoolsforstudentstolearnintheirowntime.Rusuhadreachedouttothemedicalschoollastfalltoseeifprofessorstherehadanyprojectstheywantedtopursue.Lopezrepliedwithhisprojectandbecameareal-worldcustomerforRususstudents.FiveofRususstudentsdevelopedthevirtualmicroscopelastfallinhisSoftwareEngineeringcourseinwhichstudentstakeaprojectfrombeginninguntilafinalusableversion.TheyspentextensivetimeinterviewingandworkingwithLopez.continuedonpage6CSMDepartmentListingBiologicalSciencesChemistryandBiochemistryComputerScienceMathematicsNursingPhysicsandAstronomyPsychologyStudentsrecognizedwithappreciationawardssignedbyDr.LopezLtoRJamesClarkDonaldAuferoAnastaziaGhassemi-LamolaDavidGalosandBrianJerome.AlsopicturedisDr.AdrianRusuandDr.CharleneWilliamsProessoroBiomedicalSciencesatCMSRU