December 7, 2010
Biology professor Antonio Giordano has been named as an honorary professor at Autonomous University of Santo Domingo in the Faculty of Health Sciences for his valuable contributions to research and development of biomedicine, in addition to his role as Founder and President of the Sbarro Health Research Organization and director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine. Giordano was recognized for his broad range of scientific work, including the discovery of a tumor suppressor gene instrumental in lung, brain, breast and liver cancer and the p60 protein, later named cyclin A, that regulates cell growth. For more information visit www.shro.org
December 2nd, 2010
On October 26, CST Biology professor Tonia Hsieh spoke at a congressional briefing hosted by The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR), in conjunction with the House Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus on "Undergraduate Research and American Innovation". The briefing discussed "the transformative educational role of undergraduate research with a corresponding discussion of the federal programs that support this work. Regardless of type of institution, undergraduate research has the potential to radically change the understanding of any number of important existing scientific or engineering concepts and add new knowledge to the field."
November 11, 2010
Biology professor Erik Cordes was quoted for articles in the New York Times and National Geographic on the impact of the BP oil spill on the coral in the Gulf.
October 18, 2010
Chemistry graduate student, Ali Eftekhari-Bafrooei was selected to receive the inaugural William G. Fateley Student Award, the top Coblentz Student Award given by the Coblentz Society. Named for well known chemist William G. Fateley, this award was created in his honor and will be presented to Eftekhari-Bafrooei at the annual Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Society conference, October 17 - 21, 2010 in Raleigh, NC at a special session honoring Fateley. Eftekhari-Bafrooei was selected for his work in vibrational spectroscopy and dynamics of interfacial water at hydrophilic and hydrophobic with surface specific technique of vibrational sum-frequency generation, in Chemistry professor Eric Borguet's laboratory.
The Coblentz Society is a non-profit organization founded in 1954, which fosters the understanding and application of vibrational spectroscopy. One of the Coblentz Society's primary missions is to bestow recognition upon professionals for excellence in the advancement of vibrational spectroscopy.
October 14, 2010
Biology professor Greg Smutzer has designed a simple test to measure the five human tastes, sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami from the Japanese word for "extremely yummy." They're much like commercial breath strips but each of these edible pieces contains a small amount of taste stimulus on it.
Octtober 7, 2010
Math professor John Allen Paulos' most recent ABC news column contemplates a fascinating new paradox which suggests that summer may be associated with a much increased likelihood of boy births.
September 20, 2010
The College of Science and Technology is proud to announce the incoming faculty for 2010-2011 academic year. The College's infusion of superlative researchers and teachers continues as new tenure-track faculty members join all six departments in 2010, bringing the three-year new faculty total to 32.
September 20, 2010
More than 600 incoming students, out of a total class of exceeding 1100, crowded into Beury Hall on August 26 for the College's official Meet the Dean event. Dean Hai-Lung Dai welcomed the students with a quote from Confucius, "a scholar (student) works on the basics; when the basics are set right, the way will naturally appear" and encouraged the new students to build their education from the basics while preparing for their future.
September 1, 2010
Department of Biology’s Laszlo Otvos was quoted in a Straits Times article on a new antibiotic discovered by a team of Temple researchers that is effective in fighting a common infection that afflicts blast victims in war zones.
August 31, 2010
Department of Mathematics assistant professor Benjamin Seibold has been quoted in the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and KYW on the mathematical modeling of traffic.
August 24, 2010
Biology professor Erik Cordes was interviewed for an August 24, 2010 article in Science Magazine on the impact of the BP oil spill on the marine environment in the Gulf.
Aug 13, 2010
CST undergraduate students Peter Shannon (Chemistry), Ryan Houlihan (Computer Science), Eric Hontz (Chemistry) and Moussa Taifi (Computer and Information Science) along with teammate Christopher MacDermaid from the University of Pennsylvania and faculty advisor Axel Kohlmeyer, Associate Director and Research Associate Professor, Institute for Computational Molecular Science at the Department of Chemistry received first place in a conference competition at the 2010 TeraGrid conference, Aug 5 – 10, 2010 in Pittsburgh, PA.
The competition was based on how well teams addressed issues related to high-performance and scientific computing such as writing a program to simulate planetary motion of the solar system and visualization of different voyager space probe trajectories. Their presentation entitled “An OpenMP Overdrive for LAMMPS Improving MD Performance on the TeraGrid Through Hybrid OpenMP/MPI Parallelization” ( 2MB File) focused on improving the parallel efficiency of a Molecular Dynamics simulation software.
The TeraGrid Conference is an “annual meeting of academic researchers, technologists, students, resource providers, vendors, and government officials interested in advancing cyberinfrastructure for science and society.”
June 30, 2010
Dean and Laura H. Carnell professor of Chemistry, Hai-Lung Dai, and Chemistry professors Magid Abou-Gharbia and Scott Sieburth have been elected to the 2010 class of Fellows of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The fellowship program recognizes members who have demonstrated "true excellence in their contributions to the chemical enterprise coupled with distinctive service to ACS or to the broader world of chemistry." 2010 ACS Fellows will be honored at a special ceremony during the ACS National Meeting in Boston on Monday, August 23, 2010.
June 7, 2010
Department of Chemistry graduate student Gopal Sirani was recently awarded the 4th annual 2010 Horst Witzel Fellowship in Organic Chemistry from Cephalon, a global biopharmaceutical company based in West Chester, PA. The $25,000 award will support Gopal's research efforts aimed at synthesizing complex, bioactive Strychnos alkaloids using novel methods developed in Professor Andrade’s laboratory.
The Horst Witzel Fellowship in Organic Chemistry was established in 2007 in honor of Dr. Witzel, a renowned industry business leader and one of the first chemists to synthesize and manufacture steroids, to encourage scientific curiosity and study in the field of organic chemistry.
April 12, 2010
Mathematics professor John Allen Paulos published a review of the Grigory Perelman biography "Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century" in the April 29, 2010 edition of the New York Review of Books.
April 8, 2010
CIS professor Justin Shi was interviewed for a March 31, 2010 Technically Philly article about impact of handheld wireless access to the web. The article includes a video interview with Shi.
March 18, 2010
Chemistry professor Eric Borguet's research group appears in the March 12, 2010 Time magazine article "Eight Big Ideas for Small Business." The Borguet group's agreement with Applied Sensor Research & Development Corp. is described as "truly a collaborative effort" by company head Jacqueline Hines.
March 18, 2010
CIS professor Justin Shi was interviewed for a March 17, 2010 Technically Philly article about the Federal Communications Commission's new National Broadband Plan. "There is no limit to the speed upgrades available in packet-switching systems," Shi notes.
March 12, 2010
Phillip Effraim PhD (BS '02, Chem) is first author on a Nature Chemical Biology paper featured on the cover of the December 2009 issue. The paper provides new insights into how tRNA substrates affect protein synthesis based on genetic material. Effraim, an MD/PhD student at Columbia University who recently defended his PhD dissertation, was a Temple AMP scholar whose research with chemistry Professor John Williams was supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
March 4, 2009
CIS Instructor Abbe Forman discussed privacy and new face-recognition cellular phone applications on Fox 29 Philadelphia's 5:00 p.m. news on March 3, 2009.
March 2, 2010
On February 25, 2010, more than 80 CST students fought through snow to meet with employers and practice career skills at CST's Spring Job Fair. Each of the nine employers present, including Cigna, Almac Clinical Technologies and the Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, was seeking to fill full-time positions or internships. Students explored career options, networked, and took advantage of the free resume help provided by Career Services.
February 23, 2010
Axel Kohlmeyer, Associate Director of the Institute for Computational Molecular Science (ICMS), discussed the Institute's research into the molecular action of anesthetics in a February 16, 2010 Computerworld article.
February 16, 2010
A promising new mass spectrometry method developed at the Center for Advanced Photonic Research (CAPR) could be a quicker and simpler technique for identifying the chemical composition of all sorts of substances, including cancerous cells.
February 15, 2010
CIS' Abbe Forman was interviewed for a story about the government's ability to track citizens' location through their cellular phones that appeared on the Fox News website on February 12, 2009.
January 27, 2010
Mathematics assistant professor Benjamin Seibold was part of a traffic modeling project that was 39th on Discover magazine's Top 100 Stories of 2009.
January 26, 2010
EES professor Jon Nyquist discussed tectonics and the Haiti earthquake in a January 21, 2010 article on KYW.com.
January 26, 2010
CIS instructor Abbe Forman commented on censorship in China in a January 20, 2010 article on the Fox News website.
January 26, 2010
Axel Kohlmeyer, research associate professor and associate director of the Institute for Computational Molecular Science (ICMS), discussed the Institute's use of NVIDIA's graphics processing units (GPUs) with molecular modeling of surfactants in an NVIDIA release. The company also produced a video featuring members of the ICMS speaking about their work.