PHILADELPHIA (Oct. 8, 2012) - John Berberian, Ph. D., professor of chemistry, has received a $302,228 Research in Undergraduate Institutions (RUI) grant from the National Science Foundation for his proposal, “The Study of Molecular Motion in Simple Glass-Forming Liquids.”
Berberian hopes to further understand the forces involved in the behavior of simple glass- forming materials above and near the glass transition temperature, and points to practical applications for the research.
PHILADELPHIA (Sept. 26, 2012) - Saint Joseph’s University and Anne Welsh McNulty announced the fourth cohort of young women to receive the John P. McNulty Scholarship for Excellence in Science and Math. The three scholars, Christina Freeman of Hatboro, Pa.; Heidi Kurn, of Troy, Mich.; and Kathleen Logan of Springfield, Pa., will each receive a four-year, full-tuition, merit-based scholarship and will participate in an intensive mentoring and research program.
While beleaguered Americans continued to dig out from record snowfalls, the gardeners among them were secretly thrilled, watching the freezing flakes pile up. “They realized that snow cover can be good for many plants, especially perennial herbs and shrubs, because it provides insulation from freezing temperatures.
Significant areas of the country have experienced heavy rains this year, leaving government officials to grapple with the problem of how to safely handle excess stormwater. In the Philadelphia area, for instance, with two months left to measure, the 2011 rainfall total is within one half-inch of its record 56.45 inches.