Saint Michael’s College,Principal Investigator, Professor Ellis-Monaghan of Grand Isle, and co-principal investigator Dr. Greta Pangborn, SMC assistant professor of computer science, of Winooski, have been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant of $200,000 for the period from September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2013.‘With this support, we’ll be able to explore math questions that have never been raised before,’ said Dr. Joanna Ellis-Monaghan, Saint Michael’s College associate professor of mathematics, ‘and those are the interesting questions.’‘This NSF grant allows us to continue the collaborative work between math and computer science of designing nanoconstructs, with student assistants, that has the potential for wide practical application,’ Dr. Ellis-Monaghan said.The professors, who have been collaborating for several years now, will involve four, funded, research assistants, who are Saint Michael’s students: Mary Spuches, a junior math major from North Syracuse, N.Y., Thomas Dickerson, a sophomore computer science major from Bristol, Vt., Christopher Lessard, a sophomore mathematics major from Stoneham, Mass., and Kelsey King, a sophomore mathematics and education double major from Lyndonville, Vt. These, and other students, will work on the project over the course of the three-year project.Awarding of this grant was enhanced by the strong track record these professors and others at Saint Michael’s have in propelling their students into post-graduate studies. Professors Ellis-Monaghan and Pangborn have co-authored a number of journal articles with students, and they have now or have had former students pursuing advanced math- and CS-related degrees at RPI, UNH, Colorado State, UVM, Notre Dame, NC State, Dartmouth, WPI, Johns Hopkins, the University of Chicago and elsewhere.The NSF funded project titled, ‘Collaborative Research: New Graph Theory from and for Nanoconstruct Design Strategies,’ focuses on using mathematics and computers to design nanoconstructs to carry out practical jobs in the future. These could be applied to such tasks as directing medicines within the body to precisely the right location for effective drug delivery, or any number of other challenges in chemistry, biology and other areas.Nano (tiny) technology has great promise for biosensors, nanoelectronics (inside high tech equipment), biomolecular computer activity, as well as drug delivery.DNA self-assembly of nanostructures‘Recent research has focused on DNA self-assembly of nanoscale geometric constructs,’Professor Ellis-Monaghan said, because DNA replicates itself. Working with biologists, the mathematicians and computer scientists have developed a variety of three-D structures from self-assembling DNA, including cubes, octahedrals, buckyballs, and even tiny boxes with opening lids.One essential element in the process is designing the molecules needed for the nanostructure, the fewer needed the better the design. The NSF grant specifically supports the professors and their students in developing the tools needed to minimize the number of molecules to be created for a given nanoconstruct. Professor Ellis-Monaghan says the potential for putting these constructs to practical use are boundless. In the meantime, she and Professor Pangborn and their student assistants will forge ahead in developing the necessary tools.Source: Saint Michael’s College. 9.8.2010Photo: Saint Michael’s College Professors Joanna Ellis-Monaghan and Greta Pangborn. Photo credit: Andy Duback Learn What Matters at Saint Michael’s College, The Edmundite Catholic liberal arts college, www.smcvt.edu(link is external) . Saint Michael’s provides education with a social conscience, producing graduates with the intellectual tools to lead successful, purposeful lives that will contribute to peace and justice in our world. Founded in 1904 by the Society of St. Edmund and headed by President John J. Neuhauser, Saint Michael’s College is located three miles from Burlington, Vermont, one of America’s top college towns. It is identified by the Princeton Review as one of the nations Best 371 Colleges, and is included in the 2011 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Saint Michael’s is one of only 280 colleges and universities nationwide, one of only 20 Catholic colleges, with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. Saint Michael’s has 1,900 undergraduate students, some 500 graduate students and 100 international students. Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Pickering, Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other grants. The college is one of the nation’s top-100, Best Liberal Arts Colleges as listed in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report rankings.-30-
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Thank you for your input. -5 Vote up Vote down dana tompkins · 304 weeks ago to bad the referees weren’t calling the calls right…we should have won that game..but I guess they thought they needed the help..nice going collegiate referees. I have never seen a game that the referees thought they were playing. what a joke collegiate. Report Reply 0 replies · active 304 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Just Sayin · 304 weeks ago The schools don’t pick their referee’s in any sport. Not in varsity sports anyway. Just like to point that out… Report Reply 0 replies · active 304 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down BaconFlavoredBubbles · 304 weeks ago I was standing along the fence on the goal line before the penalty that set them back 5 yards that they didn’t end up scoring at all on. He crossed the plane of the goal line on the play where they said he was inches short. I am 100% sure the ball crossed the plane. Could have changed the whole ball game but then again that kid still would have ripped a 74 yard TD. He was gone Report Reply 0 replies · active 304 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments C- Williams 74 run (PAT kick) Wellington01371434 1234Final Reichenberber14 Nance3019273 WELLINGTON ReceivingCompletionsYards Second half W- Nance 2 run (PAT no good) 3016 Beard17101 C- Williams 24 run (PAT kick) W- Beard 21 run (Nance to Reichenberger PAT) Hines355 W- Beard 3 run (PAT kick). Scoring Condit1-2 C- Copher 26 pass from Widdell (PAT kick), Follow us on Twitter. W- Nance to Phelps 30 pass (PAT no good) C- Winter 22 field goal Nance82 First half Phelps6110 RushingAttemptsYards 19273 by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” A spirited comeback fell short for the Crusaders Friday night as Wellington goes into district play at 4-2.Wichita Collegiate beat Wellington 38-34 in a game which at one point looked like a dreadful blowout and at another point looked like a game the Crusaders could steal away.At one point, Collegiate led 17-0 before Wellington could get its first first down of the game. But once Wellingtonâ€™s Trevor Nance connected with Colin Reichenberger for a 15 yard completion with 8:48 in the second quarter, the Crusaders would go on to score 34 points. Stranger things have happened. After all Kansas City is one game up in the American League Championship Series.Â Wellington would cap an 80 yard drive when fullback Jaden Hines would scramble 27 yards for a touchdown to put the Crusaders on the board.Collegiate responded with a Austin Waddell to Jack Copher 26-yard touchdown pass. Back came the Crusaders, when another Hines run followed by a Reichenberger batting the ball in the air and making his own catch put Wellington into enemy territory. Three plays later Nance hit Connor Phelps on a 30-yard touchdown throw – narrowing the margin to 24-13 at the half.On Wellingtonâ€™s second half possession, it appeared as if the Crusaders were going to march down the field to score. But Collegiateâ€™s Jack Larsen made a sensational one-handed interception and return it to the Wellington 40.Wellington would eventually stop Collegiate with a Phelps interception in the end zone. Then Lane Beard would scramble for a long run into enemy territory. A few plays later he would do it again on a 21 yard run and Wellington was within three points 24-21.However, Collegiate struck back and scored on a Jaques Williams 13-yard touchdown.Still Wellington wasnâ€™t through. A Reichenberger 35-yard pass reception would take the Dukes into enemy territory and four plays later Beard was just inches short from going in.But then Wellington commits a horrendous 5-yard false start penalty and two incompletions later, Wellington had nothing to show for the impressive first part of the drive.Then Williams got loose three plays later and scrambled 74 yards for the score. This game was all but over, 38-21 with 5:31 to play.But not so fast. Wellington engineered a 66 yard drive in slightly more than two minutes that was capped by a Beard 3-yard touchdown.In a strange sequence, Collegiate recovers an onside kick but is penalized. The second kick, Wellington recovers. Then Reichenberger makes a pass reception to the 4. Nance then takes it into from the 2 and with 1:36 to play, the Crusaders were back within four, 38-34.On the next onside kick, Collegiate recovers and would run out the clock for the win.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Adam Condit left the field after the game on a gator with what appears to be a high ankle sprain. Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan did not supply any other details. Beard112 Reichenberger12151 PassingAttemptsCompletionsYards W-Hines 27 run (PAT kick) Collegiate141001438 C- Williams 1 run (PAT kick) C- Williams 13 run (PAT kick).