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Rowan University Receives NSF Grant for Summer STEM Program

Rowan University received a grant of over $360,000 in funding from the National Science Foundation for a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site at the school in Glassboro for three summers.

The program is open to undergraduates students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. It also focuses on three groups: underrepresented populations in STEM, first-generation college students, and undergraduates without research opportunities. Dr. Mark Byrne, professor and  Department of Biomedical Engineering head and Dr. Mary Staehle, associate professor and undergraduate program chair, head the program.

“It is so important that we offer access to unique educational experiences to students from underserved populations,” said Rowan President Dr. Ali Houshmand. “This program will take already gifted students and ignite their passion for scientific discovery.”

Students will conduct research with Rowan professors as well as physicians. This research includes: creating materials for medical devices that mimic biology and finding safer, more effective ways to deliver medicines. In addition, they hope to study and possibly treat Alzheimer’s disease among other brain and cardiovascular diseases.

The summer program accepts 10 students each year for a 10-week, $5,000 position from May through July. Rowan will also provide housing for at the Rowan Boulevard Apartments.

U.S. News & World Report ranks Rowan University 19th of Northern Regional Universities and also third among the public institutions. In addition, the College of Engineering is ranked 32nd nationally among master’s level programs and the Chemical Engineering Program is ranked third.

Dr. Mark Byrne says, “We have a mission to educate the next generation of scientists and engineers. This type of program will do precisely that, and we have a great team of faculty who are best in their fields to train them.”

For more information on the Summer STEM Program, visit Rowan’s website here.

“Hollywood East” Opens at Montclair State

Montclair University held a ribbon cutting ceremony on the 26th in celebration of their brand new, state of the art multimedia School of Communications and Media building. MSU alumni, University board members, state legislators, staff, and students alike all got to tour the impressive new building post-ceremony.

According to Montclair State University’s President, Susan A. Cole, ‘impressive’ could possibly be an understatement as it may be “the most technologically advanced media and production facility of any university in North America and…is, in fact, more advanced than many professional facilities.”

The facility will provide students a wealth of opportunity for education and growth within the industry they’ve chosen to study, and as special guest New Jersey State Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg expressed, there is hope for students to utilize the new facility as they “go out and change the world.”

The building was made possible through a strategic partnership between MSU and Sony Electronics’ Professional Solutions Americas. Some of the tools and resources include 4K and HD studios and control rooms, multimedia labs, and an advanced studio production center.

The building has been dubbed “Hollywood East” and it’s sure to make a great difference in the education of students at MSU!

National Technology Day

National Technology Day

Happy National Technology Day! Technology is every changing and there is constantly a new gadget out there. Now that it is 2017 there is bound to be many more inventions so keep an eye out for them. 

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