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Professor Selected as 2015 National Role Model


Diane Wilson, Ph.D., MT (ASCP), Medical Technology Program Director and Associate Professor of Biology at Morgan State University, School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences was awarded the 2015 Minority Access National Role Models Award during the 16th National Role Models Conference on September 26. Dr. Wilson was nominated by Cleo Hughes-Darden, Ph.D., Chairperson of Biology as an Administrator Role …

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Three Morgan State University Students Recognized as Extreme Science Scholars


September 10, 2015 – Today, Oreoluwa Adesina, Hashmath Fathima and Dennis Aryee were recognized in a ceremony as Extreme Science Scholars (ESS). The ceremony was hosted by Dr. Alvin Kennedy, Interim Dean of School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS), with special guests, Dr. Lori Graham-Brady, Associate Director of the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University, and …

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Little Known Black History Fact: Valerie Thomas

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After graduating from an all-girls high school, Thomas entered Baltimore’s Morgan State University. As one of just two women majoring in physics, she excelled and her tenacity landed her a job at NASA in 1964 as a data analyst. She rose within the government agency quickly, overseeing the Landsat project in the 1970s. The Landsat satellite was the first to …

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Morgan State, Johns Hopkins Launch S.T.E.M. Access Internship Program


Flanked by students and officials from Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University and the United States Army, Morgan President David Wilson and Johns Hopkins President Ronald Daniels today signed a memorandum of understanding creating the Extreme Science Internship program, a joint effort that will place high-achieving science and engineering students from Morgan in research internships at Johns Hopkins and in similar …

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Jaime Arribas Starkey-El Named National Innovation Fellow

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Senior engineering and physics major Jaime Arribas Starkey-El was recently named among 110 students nationwide as a University Innovation Fellow (UIF) in the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter). Starkey-El traveled to Silicon Valley in March for the annual UIF meeting to network with peer fellows, faculty and industry leaders to learn and best practices in student innovation …

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Viji Sitther Wins Maryland Innovation Grant for Biofuel Research and Development

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Maryland may soon delve into a new way of sustainable biofuel production, thanks to the research of Morgan State Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Viji Sitther. Last month, Dr. Sitther received a $100,000 Maryland Innovation Initiative grant to begin development of a method to produce biofuel from cyanobacteria in naturally available salt water. Dr. Sitther will lead a team of bioengineers …

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Kadir Aslan Named Among Maryland’s Top Innovators


Morgan Chemistry Professor Kadir Aslan recently added another accolade to his growing list of recognitions, as he was last week named one of Maryland’s top innovators by the Daily Record Newspaper. Dr. Aslan, who received a $100,000 grant from Maryland’s Innovation Initiative in April, was among 25 individuals, organizations and companies to be named to the 11th annual listing of …

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Professor Mark Bundy Wins Offshore Wind Energy Grant


Dr. Mark M. Bundy, director of environmental programs at the Morgan State University Patuxent Environmental and Aquatic Research Laboratory (PEARL), has been awarded $184,947 for his study, “Economic Impact of the Proposed Wind Turbines on Offshore Marine Recreational Fishing Industry.” The goal of the project is to develop a bio-economic model for assessing the impact of wind farms on the …

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Departments of Theater Arts, Mathematics Partner for Unique HIV/AIDS Awareness Initiative

Morgan State University today announced a new partnership with the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) to foster HIV/AIDS awareness and education in Northeast Baltimore. The partnership, a branch of the National Research Experience for Undergraduates Program (NREUP), will give MSU students interdisciplinary experience between the arts and mathematics in developing stage plays that educate viewers about the research and design …

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Morgan Chemistry Professor Receives Maryland Innovation Award


Dr. Kadir Aslan, Professor of Chemistry at Morgan State University, has recently described and demonstrated the use of a new crystallization technology, called metal-assisted and microwave-assisted evaporative crystallization (MA-MAEC). The MA-MAEC technology was the subject of Morgan’s first ever patent full application in its over 140-year history. At the laboratory bench scale, the MA-MAEC technology affords for the selective growth …

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