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September 23, 2016: Biological Sciences’ Daza Co-Authors Revealing New Study Linking Ancient African and South American Lizard Life

September 9, 2016: Leaf Litter Gecko Study Campaign Kicks Off on September 14

September 7, 2016: College of Science and Engineering Technology - State of the College Address (Presentation)

August 31, 2016: Mathematics and Statistics’ Chapman Honored as Fellow of American Mathematical Society

March 29, 2016: UT Southwestern Medical's Carroll to Speak at March 31 Seminar

March 10, 2016: University of Houston's Chen to Address Physics Department Symposium on March 14

March 2, 2016: Aide to Present at March 4 Biological Sciences Seminar

February 29, 2016: Reppond to Present at March 4, Department of Physics Colloquium

February 22, 2016: Texas State University's Zakhidov to Speak on “Physics of Organic Semiconductor Devices: Materials, Fundamentals, Technologies and Applications” at February 26 Department of Physics Colloquium

February 25, 2016: Costa Rica's Fuchs to Speak at February 25 Seminar

February 8, 2016: Call for Nominations for SHSU College of Sciences Awards

January 21, 2016: Texas A&M's Dessler to Present "The Science of Climate Change and why you should believe it" at Physics & Geology Colloquium on February 3

January 20, 2016: Walker Awarded Three-Year NSF Grant for Research Proposal

December 15, 2015: Mills Receives Prestigious National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching

November 30, 2015: Ray Presenting at December 3 Biological Sciences Seminar

November 10, 2015: Texas A&M's Strigari to Present "Galactic Searches for Dark Matter" at Upcoming Physics Colloquium

November 10, 2015: University of Oklahoma's Cureton to Speak at November 12 Seminar

November 2, 2015: Physics Colloquium Canceled

October 27, 2015: Reppond of L-3 Communications to Present at Physics Colloquium

October 26, 2015: Daza to Present at October 29 Seminar

October 12, 2015: Gabler to Speak at October 15 Biological Sciences Seminar

October 5, 2015: Wagner to Speak at October 8 Biological Sciences Seminar

September 29, 2015: Blackboard Collaborate Allows Digital Forensics Students Flexibility in Class Attendance

September 28, 2015: Huttlocker to Speak at October 1 Biological Sciences Seminar

September 21, 2015: Chaminade University's Carter to Present at September 24 Seminar

September 14, 2015: Valverde to Speak at April 30 Biological Sciences Seminar

September 9, 2015: College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program

September 4, 2015: Baylor College of Medicine's Engevik to Present at September 10 Seminar

August 31, 2016


Mathematics and Statistics’ Chapman Honored as Fellow of American Mathematical Society

chapmanDr. Scott Chapman, Professor and Scholar in Residence in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Sam Houston State University, was recently invited to join the 2017 class of the Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS), after nomination by department chair Dr. Brian Loft and letters of support from three current Fellows earlier this year.  

Designation as a Fellow of the AMS is a very prestigious distinction. As the AMS website notes: “The Fellows of the American Mathematical Society program recognizes members who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.”

Dr. Chapman joins a very select group of distinguished scholars and researchers designated as Fellows of the AMS. Dr. Loft notes that have been 50 Fellows in the state of Texas, and all but three of them are from the state’s flagship institutions (University of Texas, Texas A&M University), and Rice University. Dr. Chapman’s naming as an AMS Fellow is a great honor for Sam Houston State University.

Details of the Fellows of the AMS program, including a history of its enactment, can be found at the AMS website.

March 29, 2016


UT Southwestern Medical's Carroll to Speak at March 31 Seminar

Dr. Thomas Carroll, from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present “Wnt/beta-catenin signaling in kidney development and disease: How can one pathway do so many things?" at the Department of Biological Sciences weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Dr. Seeling is hosting the seminar.

March 10, 2016


University of Houston's Chen to Address Physics Department Symposium on March 14

Professor Jiefu Chen, from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Houston, will speak on "A Semi analytical Finite Element Scheme Developed in the Hamiltonian System, and Its Applications in Well Logging" at the upcoming Physics Department Symposium on Monday, March 14 at 2 p.m in Farrington Hall, Room 107.

 

March 2, 2016


Aide to Present at March 3 Biological Sciences Seminar

Dr. Mitch Aide, from the University of Puerto Rico, will present “Using "big data" to improve biodiversity conservation and management in the tropics" at the Department of Biological Sciences weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 3, 2015. Dr. Pascarella is hosting the seminar.

February 29, 2016


Reppond to Present at Physics Colloquium on March 4

Adam Reppond, from L3 Communications of Greenville, Texas, and a distinguished alumnus of the SHSU Physics Department, will present "Project Liberty" at the Physics Colloquium on Friday, March 4, 2016, at 2 p.m. in Farrington Room 209.

February 18, 2016


Costa Rica's Fuchs to Speak at February 25 Seminar

Dr. Erich Fuchs, from the University of Costa Rica, will present “Forest fragmentation and its effect on the genetic structure of tropical trees in Costa Rica" at the Department of Biological Sciences weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2015. Dr. Hargrave is hosting the seminar.

February 8, 2016


Call for Nominations for SHSU College of Sciences Awards

The Sam Houston State University College of Sciences recognizes significant achievements in research, teaching, and service by members of our college, both faculty and students. The College of Sciences Awards & Recognition Committee invites your nominations by March 6, 2015, for the following awards:

Nominations can be made by any faculty member or department chair in the College of Sciences, and staff members are welcome to make nominations for the Faculty Excellence in Service Award. Student nominations and self nominations will not be accepted. Nominees will be contacted to supply additional documentation. The Awards & Recognition Committee will weigh all of the information and make recommendations to the Dean, who will notify the winners near the end of the spring semester and make a public announcement at the College of Sciences Fall Faculty Meeting.

The award descriptions and criteria are given at http://www.shsu.edu/academics/sciences/awards.html. This page also contains the Awards & Recognition Committee Policies & Procedures.

To submit your nominations, please email Chris Randle (randle@shsu.edu) with the nominee's name and the award for which you are making the nomination.

January 21, 2016


Texas A&M's Dessler to Present "The Science of Climate Change and Why You Should Believe It" at Physics & Geology Colloquium on February 3

Professor Andrew Dessler, of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University, will speak on "The Science of Climate Change and Why You Should Believe It" at the Physics & Geology Colloquium on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 3 p.m., at the Lowman Student Center Theater (LSC 112). Dr. Dessler will discuss the solid evidence of current climate change, including the presence and effects of greenhouse gases such as more extreme temperature events, rising sea levels, acidification of the oceans, and changing precipitation patterns.

Download the event flyer for more details on the presentation.

 

January 20, 2016


Walker Awarded Three-Year NSF Grant for Research Proposal

Dr. Joel Walker, associate professor of physics at Sam Houston State University, has been awarded $75,000 over three years from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his research proposal: “RUI: Supersymmetric Theory, Phenomenology, and Tool-Building.” In keeping with the NSF’s educational mission, the Research at Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) designation of this project indicates that Walker’s work will involve students in the research process at the earliest possible juncture, increasing their chances of securing a space in a competitive particle physics graduate program.

December 15, 2015


Mills Receives Prestigious National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching

Foy D. Mills, Jr., Professor and Agribusiness Program Leader in the Department of Agricultural Sciences & Engineering Technology, was recently honored with a National Award for Excellence in College and University Teaching in the Food and Agricultural Sciences by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Dr. Mills was presented with the award on November 15, 2015, at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (APLU) annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Mills, who came to Sam Houston State University in the fall of 2012 after 23 years of service at Abilene Christian University (including 10 as department chair there), leads the Agribusiness Program in SHSU’s Department of Agricultural Sciences & Engineering Technology. He was nominated for the award by a colleague in the department, Dr. Marcy Beverly. Dr. Mills presently teaches Principles of Agricultural Economics, Ag Sales and Consulting, Agriculture and Government Programs, and a graduate course in Agricultural Policy.

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November 30, 2015

Ray Presenting at December 3 Biological Sciences Seminar

Dr. Donna Ray, from the University of Michigan, will present “Environmental effects on the T cell epigenome in lupus" at the department's weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015. Dr. Harper is hosting this seminar.

November 10, 2015


Texas A&M's Strigari to Present "Galactic Searches for Dark Matter" at Upcoming Physics Colloquium

Professor Louis Strigari, of Texas A&M University's Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, will speak on "Galactic Searches for Dark Matter" at the Department of Physics Colloquium on Thursday, November 19, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. in Farrington Room 105. For more information, see the Physics Colloquium page.


November 10, 2015


University of Oklahoma's Cureton to Speak at November 12 Seminar

Dr. James Cureton II, from the University of Oklahoma, will present “Reservoirs as drivers of phenotypic diversity? Rates and patterns of locomotive trait evolution in stream fishes" at the Department of Biological Sciences weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, 2015.


October 26, 2015

Daza to Present at October 29 Seminar

Dr. Juan Daza, of the Department of Biological Sciences at SHSU, will speak about on “News From the Geckolab” at the Department of Biological Sciences' weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2015. Dr. Harper is hosting this seminar.


October 12, 2015

Dr. Gabler Presenting at October 15 Biological Sciences Seminar

Dr. Christopher Gabler, from the University of Houston, will present “Climates change, environments fluctuate, and niches shift: finding order and opportunity in ecological variability" at the department's weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2015. Dr. Lewis is hosting this seminar.


October 5, 2015

Rice University's Dr. Wagner to speak on Cell Evolution at October 8 Seminar

Dr. Dan Wagner, from Rice University, will present “Evolving new cells: Conservation and novelty in the zebrafish yolk cell" at the department's weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2015. Dr. Lewis is hosting this seminar.


September 28, 2015

Huttlocker to Speak at October 1 Biological Sciences Seminar

Dr. Adam Huttlocker, from the University of Utah and the Natural History Museum of Utah, will present “Making a Mammal: How New Approaches to Fossil Data are Reshaping Our View of the Origins of Mammalian Physiology" at the department's weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Dr. Lewis is hosting this seminar.

September 21, 2015


Chaminade University's Carter to Present at September 24 Seminar

Dr. David Carter, from Chaminade University in Honolulu, will speak about on “Postmortem microbiology on Oahu” at the Department of Biological Sciences' weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Dr. Lynne and Dr. Bucheli are hosting this seminar.

September 14, 2015


Valverde to Speak at April 30 Biological Sciences Seminar

Dr. Roldán Valverde, from Southeastern Louisiana University, will present “Vitellogenin in the Reproductive Physiology of Sea Turtles" at the department's weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Dr. Harper is hosting this seminar.

September 9, 2015


College of Sciences Undergraduate Research Program

Dean John Pascarella has launched a program to support undergraduate research among the seven departmental units in the College of Sciences. This innovative program provides awards to successful student applicants that will help defray the expenses associated with conducting scholarly research as well as presenting research at professional conferences. Students will gain valuable experience throughout the research process – from developing an idea with a faculty mentor to preparing an academic proposal and budget, conducting research, and presenting the outcomes to members of the academic community.

Full-time students with strong academic records and who are currently enrolled as majors in the College of Sciences are encouraged to work with a faculty mentor in their program to prepare and submit an application for review. The deadline for applications is Friday, October 2, 2015. A separate application review will also occur for travel and research projects in spring 2016. 

September 4, 2015


Baylor College of Medicine's Engevik to Present at September 10 Seminar

Dr. Melinda Engevik, from Baylor College of Medicine, will speak about her work on “The role of host mucus in C. difficile infection” at the Department of Biological Sciences' weekly seminar. The seminar will be held in Room 214 in the Lee Drain Building from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Dr. Primm is hosting this seminar.