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-
This week’s healthy tip is to reach out to those distant branches, find the time to hang out, and shake the leaves of the family tree.With the holiday season fast approaching now is the time to start calling up the relatives and getting plans together. Forget the decorations, fruit cakes, and advertisement commercials, no matter what holiday your celebrating this winter, it is the time to assemble amongst the snowbanks and firewood, and it is the time to be together.Blood may be thicker then water, but as I seem to grow older, I see less and less of my family. Maybe that’s were the expression comes from. Because no matter the distance, the time in between, or the water that seperates, your blood and your family, the people that will always be on your side, they will always be glad to hear you are coming for a visit.Stay warm, say hello to the family for me, and keep playingBrad
40SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details When you leave a job interview, you usually feel like it went one of two ways. Either you knocked it out of the park, or you fell flat on your face. If you want to feel less of the latter, here are 5 ways you can make sure you leave your interview feeling like a champ.Make eye contact: When you first meet the person who’s interviewing you, make sure to look them in the eye. You’ve probably heard this often, and that’s because it’s important. Looking away from your interviewer’s eyes make you appear bashful and less intelligent than you are.Enjoy some chitchat: Some people aren’t great at small talk, but don’t let that stop you from trying. As they say, you don’t get a second chance at a first impression, so be yourself and build a rapport with your interviewer.Show enthusiasm: It’s easier for an interviewer to be excited about the prospect of hiring a candidate if that candidate appears excited about the prospect of working for that employer. If you look happy and energetic, that next interview may be right around the corner.Focus on your potential: We’ve all been in an interview and talked about our long list of accomplishments. Maybe we should shift our focus. Instead of talking about the past, talk about what you can do for their company in the future. One study suggests that leaders value potential over experience when looking at job candidates.Have your answers ready: There are all kinds of resources available to give you tips on answering the most common interview questions. Check out some websites like The Interview Guys or Big Interview and study up.
With the aim of launching a group market segment, and due to the new situation on the world tourist market caused by the pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus, the management of Plitvice Lakes National Park decided to change ticket prices for group visits to the park. Djeca do 7 godina i osobe s posebnim potrebama s invaliditetom preko 50% – Gratis Odrasli grupe – 80,00 kn The reaction of other national parks and nature parks is also awaited. Djeca od 07 do 18 godine grupe – 25,00 kn Adjusted prices for grupe in the period from 26.05. to 18.06.2020/XNUMX/XNUMX amounts: “By easing epidemiological measures and opening borders, we hope that we could still achieve some tourist traffic in this tourist season, but provided that all stakeholders in the tourism industry contribute through the correction of the prices of their services. Only in this way can we engage in a fight with competitors for each guest”, Said Tomislav Fain, President of UHPA during the launch of the initiative. Studenti grupe – 50,00 kn Also, from the Plitvice Lakes National Park, they published a video about the safety and epidemiological measures they have taken in their accommodation facilities. The result is that UHPA initiatives according to national and nature parks to reduce ticket prices for group visits so that following the easing of epidemiological measures and the opening of borders we can still expect some tourist traffic in this tourist season. Photo: Pixabay.com
The consortium is developing flocked swabs — a kit for collecting swab samples — made with nearly a 100 percent local content.Read also: UI develops online map showing spread of COVID-19 in IndonesiaThe Hope and Solution for COVID-19 (HS 19) flocked swabs are now being produced after passing research and testing phases conducted by researchers and doctors from UI’s School of Engineering and School of Medicine.The availability of flocked swabs is still rare in Indonesia and could only be imported. “Collaboration between universities and the industry is necessary to address COVID-19 challenges,” UI rector Ari Kuncoro said in a statement on Friday.Ari said the collaboration between the parties had led to the first batch of 50,000 HS 19 flocked swabs. The kits were distributed on Thursday to various hospitals through the network of UI’s School of Medicine alumni.“We aim to produce 1 million [HS 19] flocked swabs by this June to be donated to the government and later distributed to [COVID-19] referral hospitals and laboratories across Indonesia,” Ari said.Read also: COVID-19: Government to conduct PCR ‘pool tests’ in 8 provincesHendri DS Budiono, the dean of UI’s School of Engineering, added that the university was developing collaborations for research and innovation within the campus, particularly in the development of medical equipment.“The cooperation between UI, the industry and the government managed to downstream [the university’s] research, which can contribute to the country, especially amid this pandemic,” he said.Meanwhile, UI School of Medicine dean Ari Fahrial Syam said the cooperation proved that interdisciplinary-based research and development was the best option for the country.Aside from getting assistance from the consortium, the development of HS 19 is also funded by a grant from UI’s directorate of science and technological innovations.Currently, the consortium is still developing the flocked swabs to include 100 percent local content.Topics : As part of its social responsibility and public contribution in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Indonesia (UI) and its various industrial partners are set to produce local-made test kits to support testing in the country.The university said it would establish a consortium comprising experts and researchers from its School of Engineering’s Research Center for Biomedical Engineering (RCBE).The school will collaborate with several partners whose businesses are in the pharmaceutical, medical and manufacturing sectors, namely Dynapack Asia Pte. Ltd., PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk., PT Ingress Malindo Ventures, PT Toyota Manufacturing Indonesia, PT Langgeng Jaya, PT Indachi Prima and PT Sri Tita Medika.
It was as if the gods had gone crazy at the D G Hathramani Sports hall at the Accra sports stadium on Saturday 30th April 2016, when 9th placed new entrants Tesano Spinners club whitewashed 4th placed Ghana Navy in the National Table Tennis League.Parading a youthful team made up of National under 18 star players, victory was to come, but not on a silver platter. Rigorous and dedicated training coupled with astute coaching made the difference.In the first match, Solomon Acquah of Tesano Spinners, who placed 3rd in the national under 18 championship last year walloped experienced Acquah Aikins by 3 games to 1, with scores reading 9-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-9. Had it not been complacency in their first match where Solomon lost guard to flamboyant receiving of Aikins serves, he would have been home and dry with a straight victory.In the second game, arguably the best player of the Spinners team for the day, Augustine Baidoo of Mfantsipim School, made mincemeat of Allotey Jacob by thrashing him 3-0 with scores reading 11-8, 11-8 and 11-7.Augustine, who won gold with team Ghana in the West African under 13 tournament in 2012 in Ivory Coast, and placed 4th in the national under 18 tournament last year, mesmerized Jacob Allotey with his top spins and backhand loops.The supporters cheered on vociferously as they yearned for more action as the game was an exciting one to watch. Interestingly, Augustine’s twin sister, Augustina, is the national female under 18 champion, and 8th best overall female player in Ghana currently. Realizing that they were 2 games down, the Naval team and in a bid to avoid further onslaught, quickly re-strategized and brought on their most trusted arsenal in the person of Courage Neneve to partner Allotey Jacob in the doubles encounter.They faced arguably the best doubles team in the league thus far in the pair of Godwin Aseku and Solomon Acquah of Tesano Spinners. Godwin ranks number 16 in the under 18 national category.They game started with both teams exhibiting agility on the board and winning points with frequent rallying on the table. The first few points were tight and shared evenly as each team kept a cool head and played with a water-tight defense.In the end, the more agile and youthful team from the Tesano enclave, managed by Mr. Charles Tachie- Menson, walloped the more experienced Navy team 3-0 with scores reading 11-8, 11-7 and 11-7. The Navy team was astonished!The frown and despair on the faces of the naval team summed up their disappointment. The 5th week of matches will take place on Saturday 7th May 2016 at the D G Hathramani Sports Hall at the Accra Sports stadium at 9am with Tesano Spinners battling it out with Medina Stars and Koforidua White Loopers.The game to watch will be the match between Tesano Spinners and White Loopers, as Loopers have in their camp the National under 18 champion Emmanuel Ofori and 2nd ranked under 18 player Kojo Godwin as their top seeds.Spinners also have in their camp Solomon Acquah and Augustine Baidoo who are currently the nation’s 3rd and 4th best under 18 players. This match will be mouth-watering and a clash fit for the gods.According to captain of the Tesano Spinners, Nathaniel Kwesi Somuah, his team is leaving no stone unturned as they prepare for this “battle royale” on Saturday.PHOTO CREDIT: BREAKTHROUGH PICTURES –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports