Submission Deadline August 1, 2013
Submissions for RCSA’s Cottrell Scholar Awards are due August 1, 2013. Cottrell Scholars are outstanding early-career teacher-scholars in Ph.D. granting universities.The $75,000 awards are for innovative research proposals and innovative undergraduate teaching ideas. More
Tucson, AZ –June 13, 2013 – Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), the nation’s oldest foundation devoted wholly to science, announced today five new Scialog® awards totaling $750,000 to support innovative research in the area of solar energy conversion. The five awards consist of three single-investigator and two multi-investigator awards, resulting in seven new Scialog Fellows. More
Dates: July 10- 12, 2013
Location: Omni Tucson National Resort
Keynote Speakers Announced for July 2013 Cottrell Scholar Conference
Planning is proceeding for the July Cottrell Scholars Conference, to be held July 10-12, 2013, in Tucson, Arizona. This annual, invitation-only conference, enables about 60 scholar-educators to focus on methods and ideas to reform undergraduate science teaching in America’s research universities. The 2013 Cottrell Scholars, who will be announced by the end of February, will be attending this conference. More
Improving STEM education was part of the conversation at the 2013 Cottrell Scholar Winter Conference, held Friday and Saturday, February 1-2, at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. Primarily a strategy and planning event, 15 Cottrell Scholars from around the nation attended. More
How RCSA Awardee Rae Anderson Spearheaded Creation of USD’s Biophysics Major
Cottrell College Science Award recipient Rae Anderson, assistant professor of physics, University of San Diego, has led a successful effort to institute a new biophysics major in her department. More
The MI-CCSA program is aimed at helping start sustainable, collaborative programs of research by cross-disciplinary teams of faculty from science departments in primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs).The latest awardees are:
Jefferson Knight and Hai Lin, chemistry, University of Colorado Denver, Hydrophobic and Electrostatic Driving Forces for Protein-Membrane Docking: An Experimental and Computational Approach
Jodi L. O'Donnell and Lucas Tucker, chemistry, Siena College, Cholesteric Liquid Crystalline Porphyrins and their Efficacy as VOC Sensors
Alison E. Holliday, chemistry, and Amy Vollmer, biology, Swarthmore College, Chiral Biodegradation of Pesticide
Eugene Y. Wu, biology, and Michelle Hamm, chemistry, University of Richmond, Structural Investigations of DNA Replication of Analogues of the Mutagenic Nucleotide, 8-oxo-2´-deoxyguanosine. More
Dr. Patrick S. Osmer was elected chair of the RCSA Board of Directors at its May board meeting. Dr. Osmer is vice provost of graduate studies and dean of the Graduate School, former chair of the Department of Astronomy and Distinguished Professor of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at The Ohio State University. He is a distinguished scholar internationally known for his research into the evolution and nature of quasars.
He is a national leader in graduate education and chaired the national Commission on Pathways through Graduate Schools and into Careers, which is sponsored by the Council of Graduate School and the Educational Testing Service and was a member of the commission that produced the 2010 CGS and ETS report, The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States. Dr. Osmer has been a member of the RCSA Board since 2002.
For more information about Dr. Osmer, go to http://oaa.osu.edu/vice-provost-for-graduate-studies.html
Read how computer communications and audio-visual presentations have replaced the textbook and modified the traditional lecture for introductory physics courses at one of America’s great research universities. What’s next – a physics lab students can hold in their hands? Maybe.
Professor Mats Selen, a Cottrell Scholar since 1996, and his colleagues in the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign physics department, have made dramatic improvements to their introductory courses.More
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