Molecular Biology Initiative Named a STEM Education Awards Finalist
Congratulations to Biology Professor Dr. Laura Regassa (STEMstars Program Director) and Janee Cardell (STEMstars Program Coordinator) for their hard work on the Molecular Biology Initiative Program as it has been named, for the second year in a row, a finalist in the Post-secondary Outreach category for the 2014 Georgia STEM Education Awards presented by the Technology Association of Georgia.
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Georgia Southern University and the Phinizy Center Talk Ogeechee River Project
Originally posted on MyGeorigaSouthern.edu:
Georgia Southern University hosted the first of four Ogeechee River Research public information sessions on Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the Performing Arts Center, to discuss a two years and a half Supplemental Environmental Project (SEP) titled “Assessment of Hydrological, Biological and Environmental Components of the Lower Ogeechee River Ecosystem.”
The project is an opportunity for the University and the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences to conduct basic research designed to ensure a long-term and holistic approach for research on the river.
“Georgia Southern University is an emerging research university,” said Charles Patterson, vice president for Research and Economic Development. “The spectrum of research that happens on campus is vast and the University has spent decades building facilities that will be a part of this research.”
Georgia Southern’s Department of Geology and Geography will study atmospheric and terrestrial processes in the watershed while the Department of Biology, in conjunction with the Phinizy Center for Water Sciences, will focus on the in-stream processes of the Ogeechee River.
Faculty, graduate and undergraduate students will contribute to the project.
For more information on the project visit georgiasouthern.edu/Ogeechee.
COSM Graduate Student Presents Research at the 247th National ACS Meeting
W. James Morgan, a second year student in the MS in Applied Physical Science program, recently presented his research entitled “Quartic Force Fields for Electronically Excited States: Applications to the Isoformyl Radical” under the direction of Dr. Ryan Fortenberry at the 247th National ACS Meeting in Dallas, TX in the symposium “Chemistry in the Interstellar Medium–New Frontiers in the Laboratory, Theory, and Observations”.
Ryan Fortenberry’s publication featured by the American Institute of Physics
Dr. Ryan Fortenberry, Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry at Georgia Southern University, had a recent publication of his featured by the American Institute of Physics, which garnered a press release and has been picked up by various online news sources.
Much of this work was completed while Dr. Fortenberry was in graduate school at Virginia Tech. However, this past spring, while teaching at Georgia Southern, he continued the work and additionally, he and his collaborator at Arizona State wrote much of the paper.
To learn more about Dr. Fortenberry’s research and publication, visit the links provided below.
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COSM SOAR Leader wins SOAR Excellence Award
Neal Hollis, one of COSM’s SOAR Leaders, was the recipient of the SOAR Excellence Award on Wednesday evening, July 16, 2014. This annual award is given to an individual or team for going above and beyond to ensure SOAR is a success!