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24CSMFacultyHonoredforExcellenceatRowansAwardCeremonyCollegeofScienceandMathematicsJenniferKayProfessorofComputerSciencereceivedtheLindbackDistinguishedTeachingAward-thehighestteachinghonorsattheUniversity.Theawardwaspresentedatthe2013CelebratingExcellenceAwardsCeremonyinAprilrecognizingafacultymemberwhohasdemonstratedoutstandingteachingandleadership.KayteachescoursesacrossRowansComputerSciencecurriculumfromgeneraleducationandhonorsclassesfornon-majorstoclassesatalllevelsoftheB.S.andM.S.incomputerscience.Shehasincorporatedseveralnovelapproachestoteachingintroductoryprogrammingtonon-majors.Inonegeneraleducationclasssheintroducesstudentstoprogrammingusingamulti-mediacontextteachingthemtowritetheirowntoolsthatperformPhotoshop-liketechniquesonimagesaswellassimilartechniquestomanipulatesoundfiles.Inanothersheteachesthesameintroductoryprogrammingconceptsinacompletelydifferentcontextrobotprogramming.AlsorecognizedatthesameceremonywasAstronomyProfessorDavidKlassenfromtheDepartmentofPhysicsandAstronomy.KlassenreceivedtheBarnesAwardforprovidingconsistentextraordinaryandlongstandingcontributionstotheUniversity.TheawardhonorsthememoryofJosephBarneswhoservedtheUniversityfor23yearsasaprofessionalstaffmemberandtenuredlibrarian.ItisanhonortoberecognizedwiththisawardespeciallyasIrecallthenamesofallthepreviousrecipients.ItsadistinguishedgroupandImproudtobecountedamongthemsaidKlassen.ServiceisusuallydefinedasthingsdoneforthebenefitofothersandhelpingoutwhereandwhenIcanissomethingIenjoy.Thatothersappreciatedthatworkisreallyitsownrewardsotoberecognizedinthiswayisreallyjusticingonthecakehecontinued.gathertogethertoworkonproblemsarisingfrominvestigationsattheleadingedgeofscience.Overthepastthirtyyearsithasbecomeoneofthemostdistinguishedinternationalcentersfortheoreticalphysicsresearch.TheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsispleasedtohaveamultitudeofoutstandingfacultymembershonoredthisyearProfessorDavidKlassenPhysicsandAstronomyandProfessorJenniferKayComputerScienceRowanPhysicsProfessornamedKITPScholarHongLingprofessorintheDepartmentofPhysicsAstronomyatRowanUniversityhasbeennameda20132015KITPScholarbytheKavliInstituteforTheoreticalPhysicsKITPattheUniversityofCaliforniaSantaBarbara.KITPisoneofthemostprestigiousinternationalinstitutesfortheoreticalphysicsresearch.Lingisamongaselectgroupofonlyeightprofessorsthatarechoseneachyearfromnon-majorresearchinstitutionsnationwide.TheawardwillsupportLingstravelstoCaliforniaasavisitingresearcherduringhisthree-yearappointment.ThescholarprogramwillprovidemewiththeopportunitytointeractandcollaboratewithphysicistsoutsideRowanattendingseminarsandmeetingsthatwillkeepmeabreastofthelatestdevelopmentsinthefieldsofmyinterestsaidDr.Ling.Itwillalsomotivatemetocontinuepursuingmyresearchwhichhelpsmeincreasemyabilitytosimplifyclassroommaterialsbenefitingallstudentsattendingmyclassesheadded.Launchedin1979KITPisthefirstscientificresearchfacilitywheretheoristsinphysicsKITPScholarandphysicsprofessorDr.HongLing