Rowan Hosts 11th annual science and technology symposiumApril 15, 2008
Rowan University will host its 2008 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium on Friday, April 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chamberlain Student Center's Enyon Ballroom.
STEM will feature more than 80 projects collaborated on by Rowan students and professors in anthropology, astronomy, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geography, mathematics and physics.
The featured research projects will include:
- The conservation of human skeletal remains
- Observations of a comet using the NASA infrared telescope facility
- A comparison of aquatic invertebrate diversity in streams with and without small dams
- Enhancing fluorescence in forensics to use metal ions in fingerprint detection
- Using magnetic nanoparticles for pharmaceutical drug delivery (moves the drug to the target cells and steers clear of healthy cells)
- Organic solar cells
- Analysis of soap bubbles in reduced gravity
- The feasibility of establishing bike lanes throughout Gloucester County
- Production of ethanol by yeast catalysts (alternative ethanol sources for fuel)
- A method for the early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease