MNEWS: Faculty and Student Accomplishments

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SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING FACULTY AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
View the accomplishments of the School of Engineering faculty and students during the month of December.

Faculty and Student Accomplishments
James Patrick Abulencia, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemical engineering, and Goli Nossoni, Ph.D., assistant professor of civil and chemical engineering, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s ENGAGE program. The ENGAGE program focuses on increasing the capacity of engineering schools to retain undergraduate students. The grant is centered on increasing faculty and student interaction, which impacts students’ satisfaction and perseverance in engineering. The purpose of the grant is to offset the cost of implementing a faculty-student interaction program.

Abulencia and Nossoni along with Kiley Markes, a junior majoring in chemical engineering; Helmer Martinez, a junior majoring in civil engineering; Alessandra Piazza, a junior majoring in chemical engineering; and Mohammad Qasim, a senior majoring in civil engineering; also recently received a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet annual student design competition. The design project, “A Solar-powered, Sustainable, Hybrid Electrodialysis/Reverse Osmosis Desalination System for Rural Areas of Developing Countries” focuses on finding a solution for the lack of clean, drinkable water in rural communities around the world. The team of students and faculty will be presenting their design at the National Sustainable Design Expo in Washington, D.C., in April.

A group of students (Jacob Adams, a sophomore majoring in philosophy and government; Erin Campagnola, a senior majoring in communication with a minor in environmental studies; Sarah Conte, a senior majoring in communication with minors in digital media art and environmental studies; Allen Fok, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Nathan Hunter, a senior majoring in marketing with a minor in environmental studies; Lili Johnson, a senior majoring in international studies and peace studies; Kadeem Marulaz, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Kevin Shiraldi, a senior majoring in communication; and David Stahl, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering) from the Environmental Politics class submitted a proposal to the Campus RainWorks Challenge sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water. The group worked on a campus rainwater-harvesting project this semester and entered the competition on Dec. 12. The competition consists of undergraduate and graduate student teams producing a green infrastructure design for a site on campus, which demonstrates how to manage storm water.

Posted on December 21, 2012

School of Business Faculty and Student Accomplishments
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Faculty Accomplishments

Poonam Arora, Ph.D., assistant professor of management and marketing, and Carolyn Predmore, Ph.D., professor of management and marketing, have had their chapter “Social Media as a Strategic Tool: Going Beyond the Obvious” accepted for publication in Emerald: Advanced Series in Management, volume “Social Media and Management.”

Student Accomplishments

Ali Beydoun, a junior majoring in finance and economics; Mark Coglitore, a senior majoring in finance; Michael Cox, a junior majoring in accounting; Alexander Lizzo, a senior majoring in finance with a minor in Spanish; Philip Messina, a junior majoring in finance; Felix Larsen Silijeback, a senior majoring in finance; and Christopher Vu, a junior majoring in finance; competed in the regional College Fed Challenge, held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in partnership with Eastern Economic Association. The team scored 35 out of 40 in the challenge, and their knowledge of the Federal Reserve and monetary policy was rated as superior.

A group of students (Jacob Adams, a sophomore majoring in philosophy and government; Erin Campagnola, a senior majoring in communication with a minor in environmental studies; Sarah Conte, a senior majoring in communication with minors in digital media art and environmental studies; Allen Fok, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Nathan Hunter, a senior majoring in marketing with a minor in environmental studies; Lili Johnson, a senior majoring in international studies and peace studies; Kadeem Marulaz, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering; Kevin Shiraldi, a senior majoring in communication; and David Stahl, a senior majoring in civil and environmental engineering) from the Environmental Politics class submitted a proposal to the Campus RainWorks Challenge sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Water. The group worked on a campus rainwater-harvesting project this semester and entered the competition on Dec. 12. The competition consists of undergraduate and graduate student teams producing a green infrastructure design for a site on campus, which demonstrates how to manage storm water.

 

School of Education and Health Faculty and Student Accomplishments
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Faculty and Student Accomplishments

Katherine Bowen, a junior majoring in physical education, was one of only five students selected in the state of New York to run for president elect of Future Professionals for the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, & Dance (NYSAHPERD).

Shawn Ladda, Ph.D., professor of physical education and human performance and chair of the department, was honored at the same conference with the NYSAHPERD Professional of the Year Award. In addition, she published an invited article for the Research Digest to celebrate Title IX by the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. View the article

The School of Education and Health also hosted 20 principals from the Chaoyang District in Beijing, China, the week of Dec. 10 for a week of lectures and sessions on the American primary education system. The weeklong event was arranged by the America and China International Foundation and coordinated by William J. Merriman, Ph.D., dean of the School of Education and Health, and Karen Nicholson, Ph.D., associate professor of education. Elizabeth Kosky, Ph.D., professor of education, Ladda, Nicholson, Br. Augustine Nicoletti, FSC, associate professor of education, Lisa Anne Rizopoulos, associate professor of education, Lisa Toscano ’79, associate professor of physical education and human performance, Gloria Wolpert, Ed.D., associate professor of education, and Daniel Russo ’12, a graduate assistant, led the lectures and sessions. The principals also had the opportunity to visit and observe at two New York City Department of Education public schools, P.S. 7 and P.S. 81.

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