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CollegeofScienceandMathematicsMessagefromtheDeanAsJulyapproachesCSMcelebratestheendofasuccessfulandtransformativeinauguralyear.AndwhatayearithasbeenHeresjustasamplingofrecentinitiativesandaccomplishmentsDevelopmentandimplementationofaninternationalizationprogramwiththegoalofattractinginternationalstudentstoundergraduateandgraduateprogramsaswellasdevelopingresearchpartnershipswithscholarsfrominternationalinstitutions.Collaborationswithbothinternalandexternalpartnersonresearchprojectsdealingwithenvironmentalsustainabilitybiomedicalapplicationsdrugdeliverypatientinformationanalysisandothers.ContinuedemphasisonundergraduatestudentresearchasdemonstratedinarecordnumberofpresentationsatourannualSTEMSymposium.continuedonpage13Spring2013NewsletterInnovativeSoftwareEnhancesLearningTeachingExperienceIntricateswirlsofcolorapatientsbloodasampleoftissuemagnifiedundermicroscopeshelpstudentsatCooperMedicalSchoolofRowanUniversityCMSRUlearnsomeimportantfundamentalsinthehistopathologyanddiagnosisofdiseases.ThatsprobablynotabigrevelationforanyoneinvolvedinmedicaleducationbutthereisadifferenceatCMSRUthestudentssoonwillhaveachancetouseacomputer-basedvirtualmicroscopeinsteadofonecraftedofmetal.ThevirtualmicroscopespringsfromapartnershipbetweenaCMSRUphysician-professorandaprofessorandstudentsintheComputerScienceDepartmentatRowanUniversityoneofCMSRUsfoundingpartners.Dr.AdrianRusuaprofessorofcomputersciencefromRowansmaincampusworkedontheprojectwithDr.HectorLopezaCMSRUassociateprofessorintheDepartmentofBiomedicalSciences.Iwasinterestedinpursuingscholarlyactivitiesandthinkingofworkingoncomputer-basedmodulesforthemedicalstudentsLopezsaid.Thosewillbeinteractivelearningtoolsforstudentstolearnintheirowntime.Rusuhadreachedouttothemedicalschoollastfalltoseeifprofessorstherehadanyprojectstheywantedtopursue.Lopezrepliedwithhisprojectandbecameareal-worldcustomerforRususstudents.FiveofRususstudentsdevelopedthevirtualmicroscopelastfallinhisSoftwareEngineeringcourseinwhichstudentstakeaprojectfrombeginninguntilafinalusableversion.TheyspentextensivetimeinterviewingandworkingwithLopez.continuedonpage6CSMDepartmentListingBiologicalSciencesChemistryandBiochemistryComputerScienceMathematicsNursingPhysicsandAstronomyPsychologyStudentsrecognizedwithappreciationawardssignedbyDr.LopezLtoRJamesClarkDonaldAuferoAnastaziaGhassemi-LamolaDavidGalosandBrianJerome.AlsopicturedisDr.AdrianRusuandDr.CharleneWilliamsProessoroBiomedicalSciencesatCMSRU TheBiologyandComputerSciencedepartmentsatCSMjoinedtogethertodevelopaBettaFishSimulatortostudythefemaleBettasreactiontomaledisplaysandbubblenestsize.UnderthesupervisionofanimalbehavioristandBiologicalSciencesAssistantProfessorDr.MatthewBealorBiologymajorMeganMondelliconductedherresearchonmatingpreferencesinBettas.SimulatoraMatch.comforFishPreviousstudieshaveshownthatfemalespreferbrightlycoloredmalesoverdark-coloredmales.Inthisspeciesmalesbuildbubblenestsandthendisplaytofemalestoenticethemtoapproachthebubblenestandmate.Mondellisresearchtestedthehypothesisthatinadditiontomalecolorthesizeandqualityofthebubblenestcouldbeanimportantfactorintermsoffemaleschoosingwhichmaletomatewith.BecauselivemalesproveddifficulttotestthetheorytheBetta2CollegeofScienceandMathematics2simulatorwasdevelopedbyComputerScienceundergraduatesundertheguidanceoftheirprofessorDr.AdrianRusu.ThestudentsmetwithDr.Bealoranddevelopedtheon-linesimulatorthatallowstheresearcherstoeasilyinputthedesiredcolorofmalesaswellastochangenestsizeandshape.Femalesenclosedintankswereplacedinbetweentwolaptopscreensdisplayingthetwomaledigi-fishdifferingcolorandnestsizeasthefemaleswatchedTV.TheteamofstudentsthenrecordedwhichmalethefemaleBettachosebasedontheamountoftimeshespentprobingeachanimatedmalesnest.LastsummerMondellipresentedthestudyattheNationalMeetingoftheAnimalBehavioralSocietyhelpatUniversityofNewMexicowithplanstopresentatUniversityofColoradoinBoulderthissummer.Redbettafshmeetsbluedigi-fshTocelebratetheendofasignificantandsuccessfulfirstyeartheCollegehelditspremieresignatureeventatAulettoCaterersinDeptford.ThewinetastingsocialwelcomedalumnifriendsandindustrypartnerstoenjoyconversationswithfellowguestsmeetrepresentativesfromtheCollegeandsampleanarrayofwinesfromaroundtheworld.ThespecialeventprovidedanintimatesettingforgueststolearnabouttheCollegestransformativefirstyearandthedirectionitsheadedinthefuture.DuringthewelcomeremarksthedeanacknowledgedspecialguestsincludingDr.RichardMeagherwhoinitiatedthepre-medprograminthecollege.AlumniguestsStephenSharpBiologicalSciences72andhiswifeNancy80remarkedWeenjoyedalongconversationwithDr.Ansariaboutthecoursesinthescienceandmathdepartmentsandhowtheyllpotentiallyrelatetotheglobalcommunity.AnotherattendeeBrianSteinMathematics78commentedAsamathmajorIwasgladtomeetthecurrentheadofmathematicsdepartmentDr.DexterWhittinghillandtheDean.ItwasfunformetorelatewheremymathematicseducationhadtakenmeandtohearhowfarthingshadprogressedsincemytimeasastudentatwhatwasthenGlassboroStateCollege.Itwasalsoverygratifyingtohearthatsomeofmyformerprofessorswerestillteaching.AspartofthePartnersInIndustryinitiativethedeaninvitedSteinasystemsengineeratLockheedMartinCorporationtovisitthecampustospeaktostudentsabouthisrealworldexperiencesinindustryandhowhismathematicseducationhasservedhimthere.ThiswasanexcellentopportunitytomeetthecollegealumniandfriendstalkabouttheUniversityandintroducemanyexcitingnewinitiativesandchangeswithinthecollegesaidDeanAnsari.TheCollegeisenthusiastictohostthiseventannuallyafternotingitssuccessinitsinauguralyear.InauguralSignatureEventCelebratesAlumniFriendsandCSMBiologicalSciencesalumStephenSharp72andhiswieNancy80enjoyconversationwithDeanAnsariattheCollegespremiereSignatureEvent 3TheCollegeofScienceandMathematicscontinuestopushthelevelsofeducationhigherbycreatingnewopportunitiestoenhancethestudentsinterestinthepre-medicalfields.InFebruaryRowanspre-medstudentsattendedawell-guidedtourofCooperMedicalSchoolofRowanUniversityorganizedbythePre-HealthSocietyandCSMsOfficeofHealthProfessions.Thetourshowcasedthenewadvance-mentsandtechnologythatmakesCMRSUunique.AspartofthetourstudentsattendedaninformationsessionandinteractedwithadmissionsadministrationandcurrentstudentsincludingCSMbiologyalumniandfirstyearmedicalstudentsMichaelColettaandSherryEnglish.Pre-MedStudentsgetshands-onatCMSRUTheyheldaspecialsessionwiththestudentsexplainingtheirexperiencesandansweredanyarisingquestionsknowingwhatitwasliketobeintheirpositionafewyearsback.Thetourhelpsexposestudentstotheirinterestsandprovidesamorepersonalhands-onexperiencesaidTomasVarelahealthprofessionsadvisor.Itallowsstudentstowalkaboutthecampusandhelpstoputanend-goalintheirmindsetamoretangibleresult.Varelaandthestudent-runPre-HealthSocietyplansmanyothervaluableworkshopsandeventsthroughouttheyear.WiththesuccessfromthistourweplantocontinueofferingthisopportunitytostudentsinthefutureVarelasaid.Thedepartmentofphysicsandastronomyproudlyannouncessevenofitsstudentswhohavereceivedamazingopportunitiesforsummerinternshipsatvariouscollegiateprograms.Thedifferentsummerprogramsofferhandsonexperienceintheirchosenfieldofscienceandprovidethestudentswithnewresearchingskillsandtechniques.PhysicsmajorsincludeChrisRotellaNationalScienceFoundationResearchExperienceforUndergraduatesREUatPennState.BillRiegerLosAlamosNationalLabSeanHoytNASAGoddardAstrobiologyInstituteChrisKassnerandTroySmithNationalInstituteofStandardsandTechnologyNISTinGaithersburgMarylandEricKaiserScienceUndergraduateLaboratoryInternshipSULIprogramatthePrincetonPlasmaPhysicsLaboratoryJaimeRichardsPolymerResearchExperienceatUniversityofAkronThesesummerprogramsacceptonlyaselectednumberofstudentsfromhundredsthatapply.ForexampleKassnerandSmithwillbeamong190studentsoutof600applicantstoattendthe11-weekNISTsummerprogram.Allofthestudentshardworkanddedicationtotheirmajorallowsthemthisamazingopportunitytogainknowledgeandpracticefromexperiencedprofessionalsandfellowstudents.3OceoHealthProessionsandPre-healthSocietysendpre-medstudentstoattendaseminarandtouroCMSRUSummerSpentinLabsProvideGreatOpportunitiesJuniorPsychologymajorJeffLueryacceptedaninternshipwiththeUniversityofPennsylvaniasSummerUndergraduateInternshipProgramwherehewillspend10weeksofhissummerparticipatinginanongoingresearchprojectinthefieldofneurosciencewhileunderthesupervisionofafacultymentor.AttheconclusionoftheprogramhewilljoinhisfellowinternsinpresentingattheLeadershipAllianceNationalSymposiuminOldGreenwichConnecticut.Eachyeartheprogramreviewsalargeselectionofapplicantsfromacrossthecountry.Jeffwasoneofonly30collegestudentschosentoparticipate.PsychologymajorJefLueryinterningatUPennthissummerNeuroscienceResearchleadstoSummerInternshipAcrosstheBridge 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 3CSMWelcomestheFollowingFull-TimeFacultyStartingattheCollegeinFall20135InthetraditionofcelebratingscholarlyactivitieswithinCSMtheCollegewasproudtohostthefourthannualSummerGrantAwardstohonorfacultyfortheiroutstandinginterdisciplinarycollaborativeresearchprojects.TheSummerGrantprogrambeganin2010asavehicletoincreasestudentsinterestinresearchandinvolvementoncampusandoverthelastthreeyearshasgenerated19fundingproposalsrequestingover3millioninexternalfunding.Thisyeartherecipientswillreceivemorethan35000infundingfromCSMtoenhancetheirinterdisciplinarycollaborativeprojectsthatbeginthissummer.Tokeeptheprogramcompetitiveandmotivatingtheseedmoneywasboostedupto8000eachandco-investigatorswereaddedtotakepartintheresearchtoenhancecollaborativerelationshipsoutsidedepartmentstheCollegeaswellastheindustry.TheCo-PisincludedresearchersfromUniversityofWashingtonPrincetonandtheCenterforFamilyServices.ThemovetorequirecollaborativeprojectswithmultiplePIsreflectsthetrendsinbothfederalfundingagenciesandindustrysaidDr.GregCaputoAssistantDeanforResearchandGrantsforCSM.Asthelinesbetweentraditionaldisciplinesblurtheneedformultipletypesofexpertiseonresearchendeavorsisevenmorecritical.ThistypeofinterdisciplinaritycanbeseeningrowingfieldslikebioinformaticstranslationalbiosciencesandbiomedicalengineeringandthecollaborativeaspectoftheCSMsummergrantmechanismfollowsthistrendcontinuedCaputo.SummerGrantGoesUpandOutMatthewT.BealorInstructorBiologicalSciencesPh.D.inEcologyEvolutionaryBiologyUniversityofColoradoMaraE.RobuInstructorBiologicalSciencesPh.D.inBiochemistryUniversityofWisconsin-MadisonGustavoMoura-LettsAssistantProfessorChemistryBiochemistryPh.D.inChemistryUniversityofPittsburghBethanyB.GummoInstructorMathematicsM.S.inAppliedStatisticsVillanovaUniversityIkJaeLeeInstructorMathematicsPh.D.inMathematicsKansasStateUniversityBehroozNazerInstructorChemistryBiochemistryPh.D.inOrganicChemistryDrexelUniversityAnthonyAngelowInstructorNursingPh.D.inNursingEducationUniversityofNorthernColoradoDawnSpechtAssistantProfessorNursingPh.D.inNursingWidenerUniversityMichaelTolockaAssociateProfessorChemistryBiochemistryPh.D.inPhysicalChemistryGeorgeWashingtonUniversityChunWuAssistantProfessorChemistryBiochemistryPh.D.inComputationalBiophysicalChemistryUniversityofDelawareKellyM.TrevinoAssistantProfessorPsychologyPh.D.inClinicalPsychologyBowlingGreenStateUniversityNasrineBendjilaliAssistantProfessorMathematicsPh.D.inAppliedMathematicsLehighUniversityCongratulationstothefollowingrecipientsMaryLouKerwinProfessorPsychologyD.J.AngeloneAssociateProfessorPsychologyMarkHickmanAssistantProfessorChemistryBiochemistryandBiologicalSciencesPerezLarkAssistantProfessorChemistryBiochemistryandYangYangAssistantProfessorChemistryBiochemistrynotpictured.EveM.SledjeskiInstructorPsychologyPh.D.inExperimentalHealthPsychologyKentStateUniversity 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. 311Thisspringmorethan30facultymembersfromCSMaswellasothercollegesatRowanUniversityattendedtheworkshopAnIntroductiontotheFlippedClassroomandPeerInstruction2.0presentedbyDr.JulieSchellasenioreducationalresearcherwithintheMazurGroupoftheSchoolofEngineeringandAppliedSciencesatHarvardUniversity.Intheinteractiveandinformativesessionfacultywereintroducedtovariouswaystodiversifyteachingincludingpeerinstructionandtheflippedclassroom.Peerinstructionactivelyengagesstudentsinthelearningprocess.Theflippedclassroomtechniquefamiliarizesstudentswithconceptspriortoclass.Onceintheclassroomthestudentstheninteractwiththeirprofessorstoapplyandpracticetheconceptremovingthetraditionallectureasthefirstmomentofexposuretonewmaterial.Studentsandteacherswantthesamething-wewantthemtoengageandtheywanttobeengagedSchellFacultyLearntoFlipstated.Theflippedclassroomisabenefitasitcanimprovetheteacherstudentrelationshipinsidetheclassroom.SchellisalsoaninstructionaldesignerattheCenterforTeachingandLearningattheUniversityofTexasinAustinandco-founderofPeerInstructionNetworkaglobalsocialnetworkconnectinginnovativeeducators.TheworkshopwashostedbytheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsaspartofitsongoingfacultydevelopmentseries.GoogleInc.recentlyawardedComputerScienceprofessorDr.JenniferKaya34000grant.ThisisKaysthirdgrantfromGoogleundertheirinternationalCS4HSprogram.AccordingtoGoogleswebsitetheobjectivesofCS4HSComputerScienceforHighSchoolincludepromotingcomputerscienceandcomputationalthinkinginhighschoolandmiddleschoolcourses.RowanjoinsthelikesofotheruniversitiesbenefitingfromCS4HSincludingStanfordHarvardVirginiaTechandUniversityofCaliforniaBerkley.ThreeTimesaCharmforProfessorandGoogleKaysultimategoalalignedwiththoseofCS4HSistogetmoreK-12studentsinterestedincomputerscience.ForthelasttwoyearsKayhasusedthegenerousawardsfromGoogletosupportthedevelopmentandimplementationof3-dayon-campusworkshopsformiddleschoolteachersthatintroducedthemtoLEGOrobotprogramming.ThisyearKayistakingitupanotchdevelopinganon-lineversionofherLEGOrobotprogrammingworkshopthatwillbeavailableforfreetointerestedteachersaroundtheworld.37Dr.JulieSchelloftheSchoolofEngineeringandAppliedSciencesatHarvardUniversityinteractswithRowanfacultyduringworkshopTheWallofFameawardsaregiveneachyearbyRowanUniversityatarecognitionBanquetandAwardsCeremonyinMayheldinhonoroftheProfessorsandProfessionalStaffmemberswhohavebeennominatedbygraduatesfromthepreviousyearfortheirexcellenceinteachingandoradvising.2013WallofFameExcellenceinTeachingAwardsJohnBarnardPsychologyGregCaputoChemistryBiochemistryJamesHaughPsychologySubashJonnalagaddaChemistryBiochemistryKeikoStoeckigPsychology2013WallofFameExcellenceinAdvisingAwardsGregCaputoChemistryBiochemistryValerieDavis-LaMastroPsychologyTiffanyFortunatoNursingMichelleSorethPsychologyMariaTahamontBiologicalSciencesTomasVarelaHealthProfessions2013WallofFame ThemottooftheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsisSapereaudewhichmeansDaretobewiseorDaretoknowWetakethiscallforlearningfromtheAgeofEnlightenmenttheerainwhichmodernscienceuniversaleducationandthequestioningoftraditionalformsofauthorityemerged.ThemottochargesourCollegeofScienceMathematicsstudentsandfacultytousereasonandintellectforselfliberationthroughpursuitofknowledgeandtruth.Ourgonfalonincludescirclesthatevokeatreetrunklensessymmetryandotherconceptsinthesciencestheinfinitysymbolthatrepresentsaquantitywithoutlimitinmathematicsandthecarbonnucleusrepresentingthesearchforfundamentalcomponentsandhowtheyconstitutetheuniverse.NewCSMGonfalonMayisamonthofcelebrationforgraduatingstudents.KickingoffthemonthwastheannualcelebrationrecognizingdistinguishedseniorsattheDeansSeniorRecognitionAwardsCeremonyonMay3.Eachyearseniorswithdistinctacademicresearchandprofessionalperformances28TopSeniorsCelebratedforExcellenceCollegeofScienceandMathematicsareselectedbytheirdepartmentforthistopaward.AttheceremonytheadmirablestudentswerecelebratedbybeingintroducedbyhisorherfacultymentorasDeanAnsaripresentedthemtheawardsinfrontofadelightedcrowdofparentsdepartmentchairsanduniversityguests.LtoRCoryWrightMathematicsMichaelYanakasPhysicsAstronomyKathleenTwomeyChemistryBiochemistryKatelynnToomerBiologicalSciencesDeanAnsariThomasRennComputerScienceLyleZancaPsychologyMalikahTaylorNursingandJoyHankeLiberalStudiesMathScienceRecentOutcomesofourInternationalEffortsInfall201311internationalstudentshavebeenacceptedintoCSMincluding2graduatestudentsand9undergraduatestudents.Thesestudentswillcomefrom6differentcountriesincludingBoliviaChinaEritreaIndiaNigeriaandSaudiArabia.CSMestablishedapermanentInternationalEducationTeamwhichpromotesinternationaleducationandevaluatescurriculaofforeignpartnerinstitutionsforcredittransfer.CSMpreparedalistoffacultysresearchprojectsthatwassharedwithpartnerinstitutionswithstudentsseekingstudyabroadexperienceatRowan.ResearchcollaborationsestablishedwithinternationalcompaniesresultinginincreasedexternalfundingandpostdoctoralresearchersintheDepartmentofChemistryandBiochemistry. 3MSinNursingTheMasterofScienceinNursingMSNprogramwasestablishedtoprovideRegisteredNurseswiththeskillstoassumeleadershiprolesintheirrespectiveorganizations.ThisprogramwasdesignedaccordingtotheAmericanAssociationofCollegesofNursingAACNdefinitionoftheClinicalNurseLeaderCNLassomeonewhooverseesthecarecoordinationofadistinctgroupofpatientsandactivelyprovidesdirectpatientcareincomplexsituations.NewDegreePrograms9MSinPharmaceuticalSciencePharmaceuticalsciencesinvolveanunderstandingofthephysicalandchemicalbasisforthepharmacologicaleffectsofdrugsinsidethebody.Thisisahighlyinterdisciplinaryfieldthatintegratesconceptsfromorganicchemistrybiochemistryphysiologypharmacologyandmolecularbiologyforthedesignandsynthesisofdrugsaswellasforunderstandingthemechanismofdrugaction.BSinBioinformaticsMSinBioinformaticsBioinformaticsisamultidisciplinaryfieldofstudythatusescomputationalandinformationaltoolstoidentifysalientresultsfromhigh-throughputdatathatarerelevanttoquestionsinbasicandappliedresearch.Thespecificapplicationsofadegreeinbioinformaticsrangefromevolutionaryrelationshipsinorganismstothestructuraldynamicsofcellularcomponentstotheanalysisofclinicaldata.NewacademicprogramsapprovedthisyearinanticipationoftheenactmentoftheRestructuringActlegislationonJuly12013includethefollowingBiochemistryMajortoRepresentRowanatSUREBiochemistrystudentLydiaHannawillrepresentRowanintheSummerResearchExperienceSUREprogramthisJulysponsoredbytheGraduateSchoolofBiomedicalSciencesattheUniversityofMedicineandDentistryofNewJerseySchoolofOsteopathicMedicineUMDNJ-SOM.SUREoffersstudentsfromacrossthecountryapaid10-weeksummerresearchinternshiptoacquirethebasicskillsneededtocontributetoresearchatSOM.ItsanhonortorepresentRowanatSOMespeciallyduringtheJulytransitionperiodsaidHannareferringtothemergerofRowanandSOMonJuly1.ImalsoexcitedtobeattheforefrontofRowansacademicexpansionandamgratefulforthisopportunity.HannawillworkundertheguidanceofDr.SalvatoreCaradonnaprofessorandchairofGSBSsmolecularbiologydepartmentatSOM.IwillhavetheopportunitytolearnnewconceptsandtechniquesthatIwouldnotnormallybeexposedtoduringmyundergraduateyearsHannastated.AndIintendtomakethemostofmytimeatSOMandgainadeeperunderstandingofwhatscientificresearchentails.Hannaasophomorecurrentlymaintaininga4.0GPAispresidentofRowanStudentsforCommunityOutreachavolunteerprogramshefoundedin2012.AvolunteerattheChildrensHospitalofPhiladelphiaHannaalsoparticipatesintheAcademicAssociateProgramatCooperUniversityHospitalwheresheassistsinconductingfourmedicalresearchstudiesintheemergencyroom.TheSUREprogramplanstorecruitmoretalentedundergraduatestudentsfromtheRowancommunityinthefuture.WiththeUniversitynowhavingtwomedicalschoolsRowanstudentswillhaveopportunitiesinthefieldofbiomedicalsciencesunlikethoseatotheruniversities.BiochemistrymajorLydiaHannawithDr.CaradonnaatthisyearsSTEMSymposium. LeadingResearchonAllergyVaccinesatCSM210ComputerSciencehostsProgrammingContestTheComputerSciencedepartmenthostedthe27thannualRowanUniversityProgrammingContestinApril.Competitorsfrom16highschoolsworkedtowriteprogramsthatchoosethebestmoveinthestrategyguessinggameBattleship.Dr.DarrenProvinecontestdirectorandprofessorforthedepartmentsaidWetrytocreateaproblemeveryyearwhichreflectssomethingmostpeoplehavedoneorseenacomputerdobutneverreallythoughtabouthowitworks.Butforanytechnologytoexistsomebodyhastothinkabouthowitworks.Andifyouregoingtowriteprogramsthatsomebodyisyou.SeveralpastcompetitorsattheProgrammingContestarenowCSMstudentssomeofwhomhelpedrunthisyearscontest.ThisyearsguestspeakerDr.KeithOHaraofBardCollegeisaRowanComputerSciencegraduateandwasacompetitoratthecontestin1997.CollegeofScienceandMathematicsLtoRDr.SteveHartleyCSDepartmentChairfrstplacewinnersJonathanTangandJustinParrattandtheirteacherKeithVossromLawrencevilleSchool.Dr.CathyYangChairandProfessoroftheDepartmentofChemistryandBiochemistryatRowanUniversityisahighlyaccomplishedresearchintheareaofanti-cancerdrugdiscoveryandiswidelyrecognizedforherdistinguishedresearch.Amongmanyandvariedprojectsshehasbeenalsoworkingonthedevelopmentofnewallergyvaccines.HercollaboratoronvaccinedevelopmentsisDr.RobertCoifmananallergyclinicianwhorunstwoclinicalsitesinSouthJerseyandtheSouthJerseyAllergyandAsthmaEducationFoundation.Theyhavebeencollaboratingsince2009ondevelopmentofapoisonivyvaccineandDr.CoifmanandhiswifeWilmahavegenerouslysponsoredtheresearchsince2010.ThiscollaborationhasbeenappliedtoclinicaltrialsanditisresultedinaprovisionalpatentandapendingUSpatent.Thesuccessfulclinicalresultsfromthepoisonivyvaccinepromptedthedevelopmentofapeanutallergyvaccinewithasimilarimmunologicalapproach.BiochemistryseniorsEllenWatkinsletLaurenLeonardrightandCourtneyCourterrontcenterareshownattheSTEMSymposiuminrontotheirallergyvaccineresearchposteralongwithDr.YangDeanAnsariDr.CoimanandhiswieWilma WiththeaftermathanddestructionofHurricaneSandystillimpactingNewJerseyresidentsAssistantProfessorPatriciaPricefromtheCSMDepartmentofNursingsawanopportunityforherstudentstonotonlyhelpbutalsolearn.ThroughagrantsponsoredbyOfficeofServiceLearningVolunteerismandCommunityEngagementSLVCEPricewasawardedtheRowanReliefFundsHurricaneSandyService-LearningGranttohelphurricanevictims.WiththisfundingPriceandhercommunityhealthnursingstudentsheldaCommunityHealthFairattheOceanCityCommunityCenterinOceanCityNewJerseyinApril.ByapplyingtheirknowledgeandskillsrelatedtodisasternursingcarecommunityhealthanddisasterplanningstudentsassistedindividualsfamiliesandgroupsindealingwithcommunityconcernsandeducateJerseyShoreresidentsNursingStudentsHostHealthFairattheShoreregardingtheimpactthestormhadontheiroverallhealth.Inadditionstudentsprovidedinformationtotheresidentsthatwillbetterassistinplanningforandrespondingtofuturedisasterevents.StudentsdevelopedthehealthfairthemselvesandsoughttheassistancefromhealthcareprovidersemergencymanagementofficialsandprivatesectorpartnershipstoprovidethebestexperienceavailableforboththesurvivorsandthestudentssaidPrice.TheincorporationofahealthfairwillprovidethestudentswithanopportunitytoassistindividualsfamiliesandgroupsindealingwithpersonalandcommunityresiliencePriceadded.RowansSLVCEworkscollaborativelywithUniversityfacultyandcommunitypartnerstodesignarangeofcurricularandco-curricularservice-learningopportunities.StudentswhoengagewithservicelearningvolunteerismandcommunityengagementatRowanwillreflectonmeaningfulvolunteerexperiencesastheydevelopalifelongcommitmenttotheircommunities.3TheMathematicsDepartmentwelcomedvisitingPh.D.studentHundumaLegesseGeleta.HejoinedthedepartmentforFebruarythroughMayfromtheMathematicsDepartmentatAddisAbabaUniversityAAUinEthiopiawhereheisalecturerandalsooneofthefirstmathematicsPh.D.students.HeisconductingdoctoralresearchrelatedtothehypergeometriczetafunctionunderthesupervisionofbothDr.SeidMohammedatAAUandDr.AbdulkadirHassenhereatRowan.HundumaalsoworkedwithDr.HieuNguyenandattendeddepartmentalcolloquiawhileheDepartmentsFirstVistingPh.D.Student11visited.HegaveacolloquiumpresentationonMarch6entitledSomeResultsInvolvingSeriesRepresentationoftheSecondOrderHypergeometricZetaFunction.HundumaalsohadtheopportunitytogiveaposterpresentationonthissametopicattheCombinatoricsMultipleDirichletSeriesandAnalyticNumberTheoryworkshopheldatBrownUniversityinApril2013.LauraSchultzCSMNursingstudentsattheirdisplayduringthehealthfairinOceanCitylefttorightKimberlyServisPamKristellerandMargaretCrescenzoRowanwelcomesHundumaGeletafromEthiopiasAbabaUniversity. 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 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. 214HiggsBosonDrawsMass-iveAudienceCollegeofScienceandMathematicsDr.SarahEnoofUniversityofMarylandpresentsherlectureonthesearchoftheHiggsbosontoalargeaudienceoffacultyandstudentsThisspringDr.SarahEnofromtheUniversityofMarylandpresentedInSearchoftheHiggsBosonTheLHCandResultsfromtheEnergyFrontieraspartoftheCollegeofScienceandMathematicsDeansDistinguishedSpeakerSeries.TheintriguingpresentationansweredthequestionsWhatsaHiggsbosontheparticlethatgivesallmattermass.Whyhavewebeenlookingforitsolongitcouldaffecttheexpansionrateoftheuniverse.AndthebiggestanswerrevealedDidwefindit99.9sureLastsummerseveralexperimentsdiscoveredtheexistenceofparticlesfromtheHiggsbosonusingaLargeHadronCollidersLHCwhichisaproton-protoncolliderworthover3billionlocatedinSwitzerland.Inoperationsince2008theLHCprovidesthehighestcenterofmassenergyintheworld.DiscoveryoftheHiggsbosonwillhelptocompleteoneofthelastpiecesofthepuzzleoftheStandardModelonhowtheuniverseworks.Initsthirdseasonthedeanslectureseriescontinuestoshowcaseprominentscholarlypresenterstoenlightenstudentsfacultyandthegeneralpubliconinterestingandtimelytopics.NowyoucanfindoutwithdailyupdatesfromspaceviathenewvideoexhibitViewSpaceinstalledoutsidetheEdelmanPlanetariumlastsummer.ViewSpaceisaninternet-fedself-updatingpermanentvideoexhibitfromtheSpaceTelescopeScienceInstitutehomeofNASAsHubbleSpaceTelescopeanditssuccessortheJamesWebbSpaceTelescope.IttransformsasmallcorneroftheScienceHallatriumintoanever-changingkaleido-scopeofinspiringandeducationalpresentationsofthelatestandmostbeautifulinastronomyandspace-basedearthsciencesaidDr.KeithJohnsonplanetariumdirector.NewcontentisdownloadedeverynightfromtheInstitutesotheexhibitnevergoesoutofdateJohnsonsaid.EverydayforexampleyoucanseethelatestAstronomicalPictureoftheDayaserviceofNASAthatmanypeopleviewontheirdesktopcomputers.SomesequencesdealwithobservationoftheEarthfromspaceincludingglobalweatherclimateandvolcanoes.OtherdisplaysequencestakeusoutintospaceandexplainthedetailsofthecolorfulimagesthathavebeenproducedbytheHubbleTelescopeoverthepast20yearsincludinggaseousnebulaeplanetsdistantgalaxiesandevenblackholes.MoreinformationaboutEdelmanPlanetariumcanbefoundatwww.rowan.eduplanetarium.WhatonEarthisHappeningNewvideoexhibitViewSpacedisplayedoutsidetheEdelmanPlanetarium 3Enthusiasminterestandprofessionalismfilledtheroomatthe16thSTEMSymposiumonApril26.Studentsfromthefabfour--sciencetechnologyengineeringandmathematics--displayedtheirresearchaccomplishmentstoarecord-breakingcrowdofover180attendees.ThePerezGroupnamedaftertheirmentorDr.LarkPerezstoodoutdressedinmonogramedwhitelabcoatsandwereamongtheover110presentationsanotherrecord-breakingnumber.Theirresearchfocusedondevelopingsmall-moleculeinhibitorsofvirulence.ItmakesamoleculepossessfeaturesneededtoinhibitaninfectionforpeoplewithweakenedimmunesystemsStudentResearchSymposiumdrawsbiggestcrowdever15juniorbiochemistrymajorKevinOBrienofWashingtonTownshipexplained.Anotherintriguingandsuccessfulpresentationdemonstratedthecoatingoftitaniumimplantssuchasteethwithsilvertopreventinfection.ThisresearchwaspresentedbypartnersFallonWaechter22seniorbiochemistrymajorandClarenceMedinaseniorengineeringchemistrydualmajor.PeoplearegettinginfectionsfromthesetitaniumimplantsWaechtersaid.Wearelookingatnewwaystostopinfectionbycoatingtitaniumimplantswithsilver.Variousstudentsworkedonthisprojectforthepastthreeyearsandnotuntilrecentlydiditfinallybecomesuccessful.BetteryettheDepartmentofDefensefoundinterestinthisandisnowpatentprotected.Thegroupalsoappliedforfederalnationalfundingforcontinuingresearch.ItsfulfillingtoseethatitworkedandcanbeusedforwideapplicationWaechterstated.CollegeofScienceandMathematicshosteditsfirsteverTelescopeSeminarintheEdelmanPlanetarium.ThepopulareventwasdirectedbyastronomyprofessorDr.DonaldFarnelliandincludedfourspeakersplanetariumdirectorKeithJohnsonandastronomyprofessorsEddieGuerraLloydBlackandSteveSimmermanallfromthedepartmentofPhysicsandAstronomy.Theseminarintroducedworkshopgoerstothecelestialsphereinstructedhowtolocatebrightstarsandusestarstoalignatelescope.TheseminaralsodemonstratedvarioustypesoftelescopesandtheiropticsandincludedabriefhistoryofthetelescopefromthebeginningsbyGalileoandNewtontothemoderninnovationsthatmaketelescopesaccessibletoall.WeheardonlypraisesandpositivecommentsfromvisitorsabouttheworkshopsaidFarnelli.Wereceivedmanyquestionsaboutwhenwearegoingtoholdanothertelescopeworkshop.Itwasdefinitelyaverysuccessfulevent.Visitwww.rowan.eduplanetariumforfuturedates.CSMFirstEverTelescopeWorkshopaSuccessThePerezGroupspresentationwasamongover110abstractsthatwereacceptedatthisyearsSTEMSymposiumAstronomyInstructorDr.SteveSimmermandescribesequipmentneededforsafesolarobserving IgraduatedfromRowaninMayof1985withaBSinChemistryandhavinggreatlybenefittedfromthepatienceandmentoringofseveralfacultymembersoftheChemistrydepartmentmostnotablyDrs.CharlesSchultzRobertNewlandandGeorgeLeder.ShortlyaftergraduatingIheadedsouthonInterstate95totheUniversityofMarylandwhereIearnedaPh.D.inOrganicChemistryin1990followedbyaPostdoctoralstudyatMITinBoston.Finallyin1991itwastimetomovefromacademiclifetothecorporateworld.MyfirstjobwaswiththepharmaceuticalcompanySterlingWinthropnowSanofiAventiswhereIworkedasaresearchchemistfulfillingadreamthatbeganasanundergraduateatRowan.MyeducationatRowanpreparedmeextremelywellforgraduateschoolwhereIwasamongthebestofthebeststudentsfromallaroundtheworld.IwasfortunatetoIwalkthroughthedoorsoftheUniversityofMarylandwiththeadvantageofaRowaneducation.MyyearsatRowanputinplacearocksolidfoundationwhichIhavebuiltuponmyentirelife.Iconsidermyselftobealifelonglearner.Soin2003IwentbacktoschoolbytakingashortbreaktoattendtheHarvardBusinessSchoolAdvanceManagementProgramwhichprovidedmewiththetoolsIneededtoprogressfurtherinmycareer.Forthepast19yearsIhaveworkedforFMCCorporationafortune500ChemicalcompanywithitsheadquarterslocatedincentercityPhiladelphia.MycareerhastakenmedownpathsIcouldhaveneveranticipatedasastudentatRowan.IhavetraveledtotheworldandhavehadtheopportunitytoliveinHongKongforfouryearswithmywifeanddaughter.TodayIleadtheglobalpurchasingactivitiesforthechemicalmaterialsweusetomakeourproductsatFMC.MyteamislocatedinChinaIndiaAustraliaUSAandtheUKwhilemyofficeisinPhiladelphia.AlthoughmydaysofdoingbenchchemistryarelongbehindmeIusemyknowledgeofchemistrybusinessandculturaldiversitytocreatevalueforFMC.ThisallbeganwiththateducationalfoundationIbuiltatRowan.AlumniSpotlightByLeonardMcMullen85TheScopeSpring2013ParvizAnsariIevaZakeCherylONeillMatthewCostanzoVeronicaDiazPatriciaQuigleyChelseaStanordMichelleZolloContact856256-4850856256-4921axwww.rowan.educsmTheScopeispublishedtwiceayearbytheCollegeoScienceandMathematicstohighlighttheachievementsoitsacultystafstudentsandalumni.SendsuggestionsandcommentstoCollegeoScienceandMathematicscoEditorTheScopeRowanUniversity201MullicaHillRd.GlassboroNJ08028-1701oremailcsmrowan.eduDeanAssociateDeanEditorDesignerPhotographerContributorsCSMstudentscholarshipsandprograminitiativesaremadepossiblebythegenerosityofindividualsandcorporations.Pleaseconsideragiftandjoinusindeliveringthehighestqualityeducationtoourstudents.www.rowan.educsmgivingCollegeofScienceandMathematics201MullicaHillRoadGlassboroNJ08028