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24CollegeofScienceandMathematicsMessagefromtheDeannewAssociateDeanfortheCollege.Dr.CourtneyRichmondwillbejoiningtheteamasAssistantDeanforUndergradu-ateandGraduateStudentsservingpart-timeinthisroleandremainingafacultymemberintheDepartmentofBiology.ThissemesterourCollegeintroduced13newfull-timetenure-trackfaculty-analltimehighfigureattheCollegelevel.NewfacultyincludeMatthewBealorandMaraRobuBiologicalSciencesGustavoMoura-LettsBehroozNazerChunWuandMichaelTolockaChem-istryBiochemistryNasrineBendjilaliBethanyGummoandIkJaeLeeMath-ematicsAnthonyAngelowandDawnSpechtNursingKellyTrevinoandEveSledjeskiPsychology.Takingthewell-earnedroadtoretire-mentinAugustwasJanetCahillPsy-chology.JoiningCahillin2014willbeLoisStraussPsychologyJoelCrichlowComputerScienceandClarenceHoweMathematics.IwishthemallgoodhealthandhappinessintheirnewventuresandthankthemfortheirmanyyearsofservicetotheUniversity.continuedfrompage1RowanUniversityhostedtheSeventhAnnualFIRSTLEGOLeagueFLLCompetitiononSaturdayDecember7.Stu-dentsfromthroughoutNewJerseybuiltLEGO-basedrobotstotacklerealengineeringchallenges.SponsoredbyFLLForInspirationandRecognitionofScienceandTechnologytheeventteachescriticalthink-ingpresentationandmathandscienceskills.Co-chairedbyJenniferKayComputerScienceprofessorandHongZhangassociateprofessorofMechanicalEngineeringthispopulareventallowsstudentstoexploreengineeringandtech-nologyandencouragesindividualstoconsiderstudyingandpursuingcareersinthosefields.LearningBootedUpUsingRobotsInsummerandfallof2013ourCol-legehasbeenawardedover1.1Mingrantsfrombothgovernmentagenciesandindustry.Withmanyproposalssub-mittedandpendingthisfigurewillonlyexpandfurtherandshowcaseourCollegeasamajorcontributortoresearchatRowan.Ourcurriculumisexpandingtosup-portthenewpublichealthandhealthsciencesinitiativesrecentlymandatedbytheState.WearecurrentlyintheprocessofdevelopingaPh.D.programinClini-calPsychologywithaspecializationinHealthPsychologyandaconcentrationinNeuroscienceaswellasspecializa-tionsinCyberSecurityandMobileComputing.ThenewM.S.inHealthDataAnalyticsprogramwillbesubmit-tedtotheBoardofTrusteesforapprovalinMarch.AB.S.inBiophysicsrecentlywasapprovedbytheBoardofTrusteesandisnowpendingapprovalbytheStateofNewJersey.WearealsoworkingoninnovativecollaborativeprogramswithRowanUniveritySchoolofOsteopathicMedicinesGraduateSchoolofBiomedi-calSciencesRowanSOMGSBSwithtwoaccelerateddegreesof3.5yearsatRowanand1.5yearsatGSBS.OneprogramisaB.S.inBiochemistryMSinMolecularBiologyandtheotherisaB.S.inBiochemistryMSinMolecularPathologyandImmunology.Alsogoingthroughthecurriculumprocessisthepost-baccalaureateinpre-healthstudiesaconcentrationinpre-medstudiesandaconcentrationinpre-healthstudies.AlloftheseremarkableendeavorsaretheresultoftheimmenseeffortsfromourexceptionalfacultyandstaffforwhichIexpressmydeepappreciationfortheirdedicationhardworkandaccom-plishmentsParvizAnsariPh.D.DeanCollegeofScienceandMathematics