News and notes from spring semester

February 16, 2018

Dr. Russell Buono, also known as the “Dr. Brain Dude”, did a presentation for the Pre-Health Studies Club on the human brain. Buono works at the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

February 23, 2018

The Rowan Chapter of Alpha Epsilon Delta (AED) inducted a new cohort of students into its pre-professional honor society. Alpha Epsilon Delta is dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship. AED welcomes all students engaged in the pursuit of professional development, provides a forum for students with common interests, and extends a program of service to benefit the college/university community.

March 24, 2018

This marked the third installation of Rowan’s Pre-Health Society's annual banquet honoring the NJ chapter of the Make-A-Wish (MAW) Foundation. Students, staff, and members of the community gathered to raise awareness and funds for the organization through entrance tickets and exciting door prizes, while learning more about the foundation through a moving speech given by a dedicated MAW representative. This year's event donated approximately $5,000 towards MAW.

March 26, 2018

Led by students Samantha Weiss and Alexis Foschini, with faculty support from Nathaniel Nucci, a Rowan chapter of American Physician Scientists Association (APSA) has been approved by the National APSA team. The APSA strives to be the student physician-scientists' leading voice for improving educational opportunities, advancing patient-oriented research, and advocating for the future of translational medicine.

March 27, 2018

Chemistry student Brittany Stinger, won the "Outstanding Student Poster Award" from the American Chemical Society (ACS), division of Physical Chemistry. She had one of over 200 posters in the division. She is currently working on studying which ionic liquids can help an unstructured protein adopt a stable structure, which can ultimately lead to designing ionic liquids to keep proteins working in non-natural environments.

March 28, 2018

Rowan’s  grant with ASRC Federal Mission Solutions (AFMS) has been extended for a third year and potentially years four and five. Professor Tony Breitzman, who leads the grant team, commented, "Through this grant, Rowan is able to introduce to ASRC Federal some of our best and brightest students. Meanwhile the students gain invaluable experience working on cutting edge problems from ASRC.”ASRC Federal Mission Solutions, has been developing satellite imaging systems to identify objects with Rowan computer science students on a project titled “Image Fusion for Situational Awareness.”

April 11, 2018

Math professor Thanh Nguyen's proposal submitted to the PIC Math program was accepted. PIC Math prepares mathematical sciences students for industrial careers by engaging them in research problems that come directly from industry. The program will involve 10-15 students taking a class during the Spring 2019 semester and four participating in the PIC Math Competition!

April 12, 2018

Congratulations to alumni, Olivia Fiebig, '16 (BA, Chemistry and BA, Physics) on her NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. Olivia is currently studying Physical Chemistry in a PhD program at MIT.

April 25, 2018

Student Glenn Kresge, ’18 will continue his studies here at Rowan in the MS in Pharmaceutical Sciences program. He was awarded a prestigious SMART fellowship from the Department of Defense. Kresge is guaranteed a two-year position once his degree is completed at the Defense Forensic Science Center in Fort Gillem, GA as a civilian contractor working on chromatography method development. This is similar to the work he has been doing in Dr. Jim Grinias’ lab here at Rowan. Rowan has had previous winners in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016, and 2017.

May 1, 2018

Assistant Professor in Health & Exercise Science Mehmet Uygur was invited to present at the 15h International Scientific Conference on Transformation Processes in Sport -“Sport Performance” in Budva, Montenegro. His talk was titled “Assessment of neuromuscular quickness through isometric force pulses”. 

May 2, 2018

Students Emily Acton (senior), John Joseph Arimado (senior) and Michael Klimkiewicz (sophomore) presented research findings at the American Society of Biomechanics East Coast Meeting at Penn State Berks.  Both senior students completed their internships as undergraduate researchers in Dr. Mehmet Uygur’s lab. The title of their presentation was “Comparison of rate of force development scaling factor between endurance and power athletes”. In this study, the students recruited around 30 track and field athletes at Rowan to reveal the long term training adaptations of the neuromuscular system to endurance and power training.

May 21, 2018

Kevin Rescigno, a student in Health & Exercise Science presented his poster on food insecurity among undergraduate students at the 11th Annual National Conference on Health Disparities in Philadelphia.