Dr. LeSuer had a paper Effect of Tribolayer Formation on Corrosion of CoCrMo Alloys Investigated Using Scanning Electrochemical Microscopy published in the journal, Analytical Chemistry with CSU May 2013 chemistry graduate Joshua Meyer as first author.
|Since January of 2013 Dr. Garcia and Dr. Harton have coauthor seven papers with the ALICE Collaboration published in Physics Letters B (2) , Physics Review Letters (3), and the European Journal of High Energy Physics (2). Furthermore
The National Science Foundation has awarded a grant that will fund the research of Dr. Garcia, Dr. Hartonm, and their students with the ALICE experiment at CERN at least until 2016.
||CSU physics students Bernard Boston, Rodney Carmona, Tasha Williams, and Mike Tyler working at CERN Summer 2013.
7th – 10th grade students from District 205 lived on campus, and participated in the NANOweek Workshop at CSU from June 17 to June 28, 2013. Delivering engaging hands-on activities to elementary and high school students, CSU faculty and CSU students also hosted them to campus tours. The “Interesting facts about CSU” tour included visits to the Prairie Garden, the Biology Imaging Center, the Aquaponics Center, the Pharmacy College, the New Student Library, the Greenhouse, and the teaching and research laboratories in the Williams Science Center. Nanotechnology, the study of objects sized 1 to 100 nanometers provided an interesting platform to engage students and to encourage them to consider careers in STEM. Student developed wikis which highlight their experiences can be found at http://district-205-nano-csu.michianastem.org (9-10th grade) and http://nano-csu.michianastem.org/ (7-8th grade)
published a series of papers in Astronomy Education Review: Investigating Student Ideas About Cosmology I: Distances and Structure, Investigating Student Ideas About Cosmology II: Composition of the Universe, and Investigating Student Ideas About Cosmology III: Big Bang Theory, Expansion, Age, and History of the Universe. One of Dr. Coble's co-authors on the paper series was Geraldine L. Cochran, who earned a BS in physics and math at CSU and is now a doctoral student in physics education at Florida International University. In addition, Dr. Coble
will sit on the American Astronomical Society Committee for the Status of Minorities in Astronomy from 2014-2017.
The CSU-American Chemical Society Student Chapter received a $500 Community Interaction Grant from a proposal written by the chapter.
The Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Engineering Studies offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry and Physics, as well as courses in physical science and a foundational program for further study in engineering. Our students have a chemistry club (NOBCChE), a physics club (Society of Physics Students), and are starting a student chapter of the National Science Teachers Association. We've implemented innovations in teaching and assessment, and we maintain active research programs. Check out some of our photos, and meet our faculty and staff.
|Dr. Garcia with his research students Karen and Chaan who conducted particle physics research at CERN in Switzerland in Summer 2011.
||Dr. Mardis watches on as Kiara presents her research at the American Chemical Society National Conference in San Diego, CA in March 2012.
Chemistry majors desiring to set a time to meet with an advisor should use the chemistry advising site. Physics majors and Engineering Studies students should contact the departmental office (x2180) to be connected to the advisor on duty.
Interested in an internship? The department compiles information about potential internships in the city and the nation available to chemistry and physics students. Click here for the internship web site.
Scholarship programs are available for motivated students seeking to further their careers in science. For instance, MBRS provides support for undergraduates who plan to pursue graduate degrees. Click here for Minority Biomedical Research Support (MBRS)
The department is also very active in pre-service and in-service teacher education. The science education portal, CSU Teach Science, provides Noyce Scholar and PhysTEC teacher education programs, as well as other science education initiatives. Click here for "CSU Teach Science.org"
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