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3KelseyCoolhanwithPre-HealthAdvisorTomasVarelacontinuedfrompage1DevelopmentofinnovativedegreeprogramssuchasMSinPharmaceuticalSciencesandMSandBSinBioinformatics.EstablishmentoftheHollybushInstitutewhichbringstogetherinterdisciplinaryfacultyfromthroughouttheUniversitytopromoteresearchandteachingontheimpactofscienceandtechnologyonpublicpolicyinternationalconflictsandpolitics.EvolutionofcontactsbetweenresearchfacultyatCSMandSchoolofOsteopathicMedicineinStratford.Noneofthiscouldhavebeenpossiblewithoutthededicationofourhighlytalentedfacultymemberswhoarebothinternationallyknownscholarsandtop-notchteachers.Theybringtheirresearchfindingstotheclassroomsthusexposingourstudentstocuttingedgescholarship.Theyalsotrainstudentstotakeactivepartinresearchprojectsthuspreparingstudentstouseadvancedtechniques.OurfacultyscommitmenttoMessagefromtheDeanexcellenceremainsthehallmarkofourCollege.Moreoverthisyearwesuccessfullyrecruited7newresearchand6newfulltimeteachingfacultymemberswhocometouswithdoctoraldegreesandpostdoctoralresearchexperiencesfromsuchhighlyreputableinstitutionsasjusttomentionafewUniversityofWisconsin-MadisonMITKansasStateUniversitytheOhioStateUniversityCityUniversityofNewYorkUniversityofColoradoUniversityofCaliforniaSanFranciscoandSantaBarbaraUniversityofPittsburghUniversityofNorthCarolinaKentStateUniversityandThomasJeffersonUniversity.TheirchoicetojoinusandbuildtheircareershereisaconfirmationthatweasaCollegeareontherightpathwithmanynewchallengesandachievementstolookforwardto.ParvizAnsariPh.D.DeanCollegeofScienceandMathematicsChemistrymajorLucasSolanoandbiocchemistrymajorsStevenFishbeinandPallaviCharytookhomefirstplacehonorsatthisyearsSTEMSymposiumasleadinvestigatorsfortheirpresentationDevelopmentofBetulinConjugatesasAnti-CancerAgents.TheirfacultysponsorwasDr.SubashJonnalagaddaofthedepartmentofChemistryandBiochemistry.BiochemistrymajorKelseyCoolahanwasalsorecognizedatthesymposiumasanoutstandingmemberofthePre-HealthSociety.Coolahanspostgraduationplansincludeattendingmedicalschool.TheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsandthePre-HealthSocietysponsortheawardswhichispresentedannuallytooutstandingstudentsinthefieldofresearch.13STEMAwardWinnersBiologystudentsmixitupatSaintJosephsfromlefttorightDrewGarciaMeganMondelliMarisaCusumanoAllisonBelliAnedaBalakhanandStacyKichlineamongscientists.ThesymposiumincludedkeynotespeakerDr.IrenePepperbergaresearchassociateatHarvardUniversitywhodiscussednumbersenseinparrotsaswellastwopostersessionsduringwhichstudentsansweredquestionsabouttheirresearch.Thesymposiumconcludedwithabanquetandsocialmixerduringwhichstudentsandfacultyfrommanydifferentcollegesanduniversitiesdiscussedresearchideasandsocialized.LtoRSTEMwinnersLucasSolanoStevenFishbeinandPallaviCharywiththeirfacultysponsorDr.SubashJonnalagadda.