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Students who completed a research or internship project in the summer or fall of 2015 gathered this afternoon to showcase their posters at the semi-annual School of the Sciences Poster Session.  The students, seniors who completed off-campus research and internship Capstones, as well as sophomores and juniors who engaged in on-campus research, all did a fabulous job.  We were proud to welcome off-campus mentors, family members, alumni, friends and guests from across the campus community.  

Chemistry faculty members, Dr. Jeremy Burkett (left) and Dr. Will Harrell (right) were among the new assistant professors in the School of the Sciences who attended the Council of Undergraduate Research Conference in Denver last weekend.  The initiative was supported by the National Institutes of Health through the SU Office of Sponsored Programs and Research.  The goal of the conference was to give new faculty members  the opportunity to learn from and discuss with experienced faculty how to establish and manage a research program with undergraduates.  Drs. Burkett and Harrell reported that the conference was excellent and that they greatly benefitted from this experience.

This fall, the Stevenson Softball Team started a new program, Random Acts of Kindness (RAK), to thank faculty and staff for positively impacting the team members' careers at Stevenson.  Tiffany Kahl, Biochemistry senior and captain of the Softball Team, nominated Department Chair, Dr. Ellen Roskes, to receive an RAK. Some members of the Softball Team came to Dr. Roskes' home to help out by raking leaves and painting. Their help was most appreciated and everyone had a good time!  

Junior chemistry major Blake Ford (left) traveled to Portland, Oregon for the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) Conference.  Blake presented the results of his summer research with SU faculty member, Dr. Keith Johnson (right), which focused on predicting oyster reef restoration success from juvenile oyster growth in the Chesapeake Bay....Click here to read more.

This year, the Maryland STEM Festival included a weeklong series of dynamic events and activities across the state of Maryland to share the excitement of science.  As part of this initiative, the American Chemical Society Club hosted an encore performance of the Chemistry Magic Show. Young students from across the state of Maryland were able to attend the event which we hope to spark their interest in science. Students were able to participate in hands-on demonstrations and experience the fun side of chemistry!  

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