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RowanUniversitycreatedasolutiontoNewJerseysshortageofscienceteacherswhilesavingstudentstimeandmoneypreparingthemforanin-demandpositionteachinghighschoolphysicsorchemistry.BeginningnextfallRowanundergraduatephysicsandchemistrystudentsareofferedachancetoearntheirBachelorofArtsB.A.degreeandaMasterofScienceinTeachingM.S.Tinjust4.5halfyears.ThisnewpathwillmakeschedulingeasiersaidDr.KarenMagee-SauerchairoftheDepartmentofPhysicsAstronomywithintheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsenablingstudentstofocuscompletelyontheB.A.inphysicsorchemistryforthefirstthreeyearsandthenpursuetheirM.S.Tuponcompletionoftheirsciencecoursework.DependingonastudentscareerplanheorshehastheoptiontopursueaBachelorofScienceorBachelorofArtsinChemistryandPhysics.TheB.A.isdesirableforstudentsaspiringtoteachhighschoolchemistryorphysicsbecauseitprovidesawell-roundedundergraduatecurriculumwithmoreelectivestobetterpreparethemforthediverseclassroomchallengesheorshemayface.PathwaytoClassroomShortenedforFutureEducators212OnApril192013researchbyRowanUniversitystudentswaswellrepresentedatSaintJosephsUniversitys24thAnnualSigmaXiStudentResearchSymposiuminPhiladelphia.TherewereninedifferentposterspresentedbyRowanstudentsincludingsixpresentationsbymembersoftheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsfourinBiologyandtwoinPhysicsandAstronomy.SigmaXiisanationalscientificresearchsocietystartedin1886topromoteexcellenceinscientificresearchaswellascommunicationandinteractionPsychologyStudentsPresentinNYCCollegeofScienceandMathematicsRowanStudentResearchaProminentAspectatSaintJosephsUniversitySymposiumFacultyandstudentrepresentativesfromthePsychologyDepartmentattendedthe84thannualEasternPsychologyAssociationEPAConferenceinMarchheldattheMarriotMarquisinNewYork.SeniorpsychologymajorTiffanyMarcantoniopresentedaprojectfocusedontheStudyAbroadpopulation.CSMpsychologyprofessorsD.J.andBonnieAngeloneJamesHaughandThomasDinzeowerealsopresent.MarcantonioacommuterstudentfromVoorheesNJisthePhiChiLiaisonforthePsychologyAlliancee-boardtheMembershipandVolunteerCommitteeCo-chairforEPAGSandaresearchassistanttoDr.D.J.Angelone.WhilebalancingherschoolworkandcommittedinvolvementinthePsychologydepartmentMarcantonioplanstoattendRowansMastersPrograminClinicalandMentalHealthCounselingtopursueherPh.D.andeventuallybecomeaprofessoratauniversity.Shecreditsherdedicatedmentorsshehasworkedwithasherinspirationtocontinueonthispath.RowanhasbeenattendingEPAsince1987.Theconferenceisextremelystudent-orientedwithafriendlyyetprofessionalatmosphere.Eachyeartheconferencetakesonathemeandinvitesprofessionalguestspeakersspecializinginthattopicofpsychology.ThisyearsthemewasHealthyEatingthepsychologyofwhatyoueatandhowitmakesyoufeel.Psychologyfacultyfeeltheconferenceplaysapivotalpartinthestudentsresearchexperience.RowansPsychologydepartmentoffersresearchopportunitiesinlabstostudentswhowanttobecomeheavilyinvolvedinthePsychologyfield.Theselabsarecomposedofgraduateandundergraduatestudentsworkingondifferentprojectsrelatingtothefacultysinterest.EPAandsimilarconferencesbecomeaneducationandpridefultimeforstudentsallowingthemtopresentresearchatanationallevelandnetworkwithindividualsinthefield.PsychologystudentsenjoyingtheirtimeinNYCatthe84thannualEPA