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Tuesday, April 27 , 2010

Science, math students share results of their research

Ferrari and Julie Carle
ACTION students present their research into
‘green’ roofs

BGSU welcomed representatives from the Ohio Board of Regents and state Sen. Randy Gardner to campus April 25 for the Choose Ohio First Research Symposium, sponsored by Science and Math Education in Action at BGSU. The purpose was to highlight the Choose Ohio First grants that have received funds from OBOR, including the ACTION program at both BGSU and University of Findlay, as well as the work of students in the Building Ohio's Sustainable Energy Future (BOSEF) and the bioinformatics programs.

Throughout the academic year, freshmen in the BGSU ACTION program have been working in groups with a faculty mentor on either a math or science research project. Students in the ACTION program and in bioinformatics shared their work with one another and their guests, including President Carol Cartwright and Provost Kenneth Borland.

Dr. Barbara Moses is director of Science and Mathematics Education in Action, which is funded by a five-year, $3 million OBOR grant. The program awards scholarships to incoming freshmen who show the potential to become excellent teachers of middle-school math and science.

The bioinformatics scholarship program encourages students to study and use bioinformatics to solve important medical, biological and environmental problems. The BOSEF scholarship targets Ohio residents majoring in physics or chemistry whose career goals are related to renewable energy.

Meet next candidate for dean of college of education

The second candidate for dean of the College of Education and Human Development will meet with the campus community on Thursday (April 29). Two more candidates will follow next week.

Dr. Deborah Wooldridge, BGSU’s associate dean for research and field experiences and director of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences, will hold an open forum on "Advancing Educator Preparation and the Public School Relationship, and Advancing Education and Human Development" from
3-4:30 p.m. Thursday in 113 Olscamp Hall.
(The session will be also video recorded and made available to the campus community.)

Details of the upcoming visits will be provided on the provost's Web site.

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Transplant surgeon returns

- Sentinel-Tribune

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Help Family Campaign finish strong

As we approach the midpoint of our Centennial year, we also near the end of the fiscal year and, with it, the 2010 Family Campaign. If you have not yet given, please consider making a donation to help make BGSU’s 100th year one of the strongest in terms of support from the campus community. The goal for this year is 60 percent participation from faculty and staff. All gifts to the University, no matter the size or the campus recipient, will count toward the Family Campaign.

Pledging and contributing are easy: simply visit and follow the steps.

This year’s theme, “Timeless Traditions: Students, Scholarships, Success,” reflects the ongoing importance of support for students at BGSU. Your gift will help make a difference in someone’s life.

You may also target your contribution to any of the hundreds of accounts in the BGSU Foundation, from the biology department to the Gish Film Theater. Just indicate your preference on your contribution form.

The University community has shown its commitment to helping BGSU stay strong. The College of Education and Human Development and University Libraries, for example, have been creative in their efforts. Education begins each year with a kickoff soup luncheon. The various schools then compete for best participation overall and highest percentage contributing through payroll deduction, with the winners receiving a special meal and get-together. University Libraries held a campaign kickoff luncheon that used book titles as themes for the food, e.g., The Three Musketeers and Going Rogue (See the photo gallery online).

Show your support for our campus “family” by making a gift today.

Campus welcomed back most prominent alumni

View a photo gallery from the BGSU Centennial Alumni gala last Saturday.

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April 27, 2010