Good Bye to the 2012 – 2013 Academic year

The 2012 – 2013 academic year it was a year that celebrated the successes of the faculty and students in the School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics. We graduated a new group of biologists, chemistry, environmental scientists, mathematicians, and computer scientists. Some of our students will be continuing their education in professional or graduate programs while others will join the work force. One of our faculty members (Dr. Qing Wang) received tenure, a number of faculty members in all departments were successful in securing grants to fund equipment purchases, many mentored students in research and club activities, and a large number published their research results in scientific journals. Our students presented the results of faculty-mentored research projects, some receiving accolades for the quality of their work and presentation and other students competed in robotics competitions, placing in local and international competitions.
In the fall we will welcome three new assistant professors (one each in biology, chemistry and mathematics) and two new lecturers (one each in chemistry and mathematics). We will welcome a new group of entering freshman and transfer students, some of whom will receive scholarships through the recently awarded National Science Foundation S-STEM grant. Dr. David Wing will begin his tenure as the new Chair of the Biology Department while the other three chairs will continue for another year.
I look forward to an exciting year and one where we can continue to celebrate the successes of the students and faculty in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

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