Welcome to the School of Science Inaugural Newsletter! We want to keep you up-to-date on all things Science at The College of New Jersey. Read about news, student and faculty profiles, and upcoming events and get connected to the SoS online.  Read more...

School of Science and Dining Services Serve Up a Campuswide Science Meal Event - Tasting the Tree of Life: Exploring Biodiversity through Cuisine

At the Tasting the Tree of Life event, the campus had the opportunity to sample some new tastes alongside familiar favorites while learning about biodiversity and the relatedness of food in a science-themed meal along with a keynote lecture by Dr. Nyree Zerega (Northwestern University).  More.

Abby O'Connor Appointed to Editorial Advisory Board of an American Chemical Society Research Journal

Dr. Abby R. O’Connor (Chemistry) has been appointed to the Editorial Advisory Board for the journal Organometallics, a publication of the American Chemical Society.  More.

New Telescope can Examine Exoplanets, Galaxies, and Quasars

The Department of Physics recently installed a new 27-inch telescope to strengthen its observational astronomy capabilities and engage more undergraduates in coursework and research experiences.  More.

School of Science and Center for the Arts Host Speaker and Exhibition on the Intersections of Science and Art

The School of Science, Department of Biology, and Center for the Arts at TCNJ hosted Dr. Anne Leonard (University of Nevada, Reno) for a presentation in our Arts Brown Bag lecture series.  Her research influenced A Better Nectar, an art exhibition on display in the TCNJ Art Gallery until April 9, 2017.  More.

PERSIST Scholars Program
Featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer

The PERSIST Scholars Program (Program to Enhance Retention of Students In Science Trajectories in Biology and Chemistry) was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer: "How a top college is trying to help low-income students succeed in science." More.

Physics Department Awarded $1.2 Million Grant; More Students to Become Physics Teachers

TCNJ's Physics Department was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of $1.2 million to support aspiring physics teachers. More.

STUDENT PROFILE - Beyond the Laboratory: The School of Science's Students and their Eclectic Interests

When our students leave the lab, they take their drive and curiosity with them, venturing into all the action of student life at TCNJ.  Through campus involvement, our students pursue their diverse interests and apply science-based skills like leadership, teamwork, and integrative thinking to the context of community life.  More.

STUDENT ORGANIZATION PROFILE - Women in Computing and Science: Advocates for Equal Opportunity

TCNJ's Women in Computing and Science (WICS) club has aimed to increase the number of women currently working in the computing and mathematics fields by raising awareness of gender inequities in the workplace and encouraging young women to realize that both men and women can be successful in computer science.  More.

STEM Building, Chemistry Addition, and Forum Nearing Completion

To connect TCNJ students with the synergy and the tools—the how-it’s-done—of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in the
 21st Century: that’s the vision driving our ambitious
 STEM Complex project. The new STEM Building, Chemistry Addition, and Forum will open in August 2017. More.

TCNJ Biology Alumna Featured on National Public Radio about Orphan Drugs and Rare Diseases

TCNJ Biology alumna Gayatri Rao (’99), M.D., J.D., Director of the FDA’s Office of Orphan Products Development, was featured on National Public Radio in a story titled “Drugs For Rare Diseases Have Become Uncommonly Rich Monopolies.” More.

Amanda Norvell Elected
to Research Board

Dr. Amanda Norvell (Biology) has been elected to serve on the Drosophila Board of Directors (also known as the Fly Board).  “Drosophila” is the scientific name for fruit flies, which is a model organism for contemporary biological studies.  More.

Computer Science Student Selected to Participate in International Workshop

Angela Huang '17, a senior computer science major, has been competitively selected to attend the Association for Computing Machinery-Special Interest Group on Programming Languages (ACM SIGPLAN) Mentoring Workshop.  More.

Nancy Hingston Named Fellow of the American Mathematical Society

Dr. Nancy Hingston (Mathematics) has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). More.

Jana Gevertz Wins
National Award for Teaching Excellence

Dr. Jana Gevertz (Mathematics) was awarded the national Mathematical Association of America’s Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning College or University Mathematics Faculty Member. More.

FACULTY PROFILE - Joseph Baker: A Man of Many Sciences

For Dr.Joseph Baker (Chemistry), the field of science has always been about deep exploration. From organic chemistry to astrophysics to computational biochemistry, Dr. Baker has delved into various scientific topics throughout his career that have not only expanded his breadth of knowledge but also nurtured his passion for the discipline. More.


Mar. 1-31 - Exhibition - A Better Nectar
Mar. 28 – School of Science Faculty Research Colloquium

Apr. 1-9 - Exhibition - A Better Nectar
Apr. 4 - Astronomy Club Star Party
Apr. 4
Physics Colloquium
Apr. 11 – Math & Statistics Colloquium
Apr. 18 - Computer Science Colloquium
Apr. 19 – Chemistry Colloquium
Apr. 21 – Physics Colloquium
Apr. 25 – School of Science Faculty Research Colloquium
Apr. 26-29 – TCNJ Alumni Weekend 
Apr. 28 – Tri Beta Biological Honor Society Induction and Speaker

May 3 – TCNJ’s 20th Annual Celebration of Student Achievement 
May 18-19 – Commencement

View our Complete Calendars
Colloquia & Speaker Series Calendar 
Event Calendar 
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