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210CollegeofScienceandMathematicscontinuedfrompage1WhattheydevelopedLopezandRususaidisatoolthatfeaturessoftwarethatenablesfirst-andsecond-yearmedicalstudentstonavigatethroughaseriesofdigitalslidesoftissuefromthehumanbodywhetherstomachliverorblood.Studentscanvisitthevirtualmicroscopewebsitetostudytissuestheirprofessorshaveuploadedandlabeledasdesiredstudyingthematerialduringlabexercisesorontheirowntime.Facultycanaddquestionstotheslideswitharrowspointingforinstancetoaspotonalivercellthatstudentsneedtoevaluate.AndRususteamdevelopedtoolswherestudentscanself-assesstheirfindingsandemailtheiranalysistotheirprofessorsforreview.Professorscanconstantlyuploadnewslidesorremoveexistingones.InnovativeSoftwareEnhancesLearningTeachingExperienceThisprovidesmoreflexibilityforthestudyofhistologyLopezsaid.Lopezsaidsimilarbutnotexactproductsexistbuttheyareveryexpensive.TheRowanvirtualmicroscopeoffersaddedfeaturesovermostheadded.ThissemestertheRowan-CMSRUteamistweakingthesystemaddingsomefeaturesandmodifyingassessmenttoolsbeforeusingitwithmedicalschoolstudents.Eventuallytheymaytrytomarketthevirtualmicroscope.Itsverygood.ItsincrediblesaidLopez.Itssomethingwithafewtoucheswillbeaverypowerfultooltoidentifyandlearnhistologicalsectionsbothnormalandabnormal.RususaidthevirtualmicroscopealsorepresentsanimportantcollaborationbetweenRowanandCMSRUpersonnelthatbenefitsbothcomputerscienceandmedicalstudents.Itismuchmoreusefulforcomputersciencestudentstoworkonareal-worldprojectratherthanaclassprojectsaidRusuwhohaspreviouslyinitiatedinnovativecollaborationswithindustrygovernmentacademiaandhighschools.Iamnotawareofanyotherexamplewherewehaveprofessorsfromdifferentdisciplineshelpingeachotherlikethis.Plusthisprojecthelpsstudentsinbothplaces.IthinkthatsquiteunusualRususaid.FirstClassSeatsforGraduatesCommencementisdefinedasabeginningorstart.AnditcouldntbemorefittingfortheClassof2013astheycarriedthedistinctionofbeingthefirstgraduatingclassoftheCollegeofScienceandMathematics.AlsomakingitsdebutwasthecollegegonfalonrevealingtheCollegesnewsymbolandmottoSapereAudewhichtranslatesDaretobeWise.DeanAnsariaddressedthemassiveseaofebonycapsashedescribedtheirtimeoncampusasacircleoftransformationwhereRowanhelpedtotransformtheirlivesandourstudentshelpedRowanandCSMtaketheirshapeandform.TheDeanadministrationandfacultywishallofourgraduatesthebestintheirendeavorsandwelcomesthemasnewlyinductedRowanAlumnijoiningover82000memberssince1923.26CollegeofScienceandMathematicsPsychologyConferenceThe39thannualPsychologyResearchConferencewasheldonApril18followedbyanawardsceremonyandPsiChiinductions.Theconferenceallowsstudentsfromourundergraduateandgraduateprogramstoshowcasetheresultsoftheresearchtheyhavebeenconductingoverthecourseoftheacademicyear.StudentspresentedtheirresearchfindingsinaprofessionalcontextandthetopicscloselyfollowedtheresearchinterestsoffacultymembersthushighlightingthebreadthanddepthofthePsychologyDepartmentfaculty.SableSmithpsychologymajorwasoneofover40academicallytalentedstudentsinductedintothisyearsPsiChiHonorSocietyaftertheconference.PresentingtheawardsisPsiChiAdvisorandAssistantProfessorofPsychologyDr.ValerieLamastro.