Welcome 2017 Industry Academic Fellows!
The Industry Academic Fellowship (IAF) program provides students with the opportunity to conduct team-based interdisciplinary research. During the course of this 8 week summer research program, students will conduct research with a team of undergraduates, graduate students, educators and industry professionals while also exploring the business related aspects of technology. The IAF team projects included aspects of experimental design, microscopy theory and techniques, literature review and data analysis. These projects included exposure to business aspects of scientific industries:
1) Characterization of biomaterial surfaces and protein surface interactions using both scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM)
2) The design and implementation of nano-particulate collection techniques and the characterization of nano-particulate pollutants using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and SEM.
Students pictured below (from left to right):
Tyler Feger (Biochemistry), Richard Szeligowski (Biology, Physics), Jerome Frey (Applied Physics), Errol Van Lange (Physics), and Atarrah Kelly (Biochemistry)
Southern Connecticut State University is proud to announce that Winnie Yu of Computer Science, James Tait and Vince Breslin of the Werth Center for Coastal and Marine Studies, Terese Gemme, Director of SCSU's Honors College, Terri Bennett, Chair of the Math Dept. and Susan Cusato of the Science Education and Enviromental Studies dept. have received the 2015 Team William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science recipient for a second time in a row. This award is granted annually to an individual or team whose SENCER (Science Education for New Civic Engagements and Responsibilities) and other related activities have made exemplary and extraordinary contributions to citizen science. This dedicated team has provided decade-long contributions to citizen science, and has positively impacted many students over the years. We applaud the work of Winnie Yu and her team and look forward to their continued success in the future.
Nearly 500 research abstracts were submitted to the Council on Undergraduate Research for display consideration for CUR's Posters on the Hill. An Honorable Mention recognition is awarded to those applicants who display academic excellence and high quality research. Congratulations are in order for Caitlin Hansen and Alexis Ernst, both from the Physics department, who were awarded an Honorable Mention for their poster submission Characterization of Bulk Metallic Glasses (BMGs) using Various Microscopy Techniques for Biomedical Applications.
Professor Winnie Yu and Dr. Lisa Lancor from the Computer Science department have been awarded a $5,000 mini grant from the Google Education and University Relations Funds of Tides Foundation for SCSU's CS Engagement award. This grant will be used to introduce cyber security concepts to the Computer Programming II course.