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Natural Sciences and Mathematics summer courses announced

The summer 2018 schedule is out! View here

NSM Award night sets tone for 2018
On Nov. 29, Division of Natural Sciences & Mathematics (NSM) faculty, staff and guests gathered together to celebrate each other and a year of accomplishments. Guest speaker and Vice Provost of Research and Graduate Education, Dr. Corinne Lengsfeld, drove home the importance of saying “thank you to yourself and to each other for contributing to excellence in this community,” in a powerful address. “Start off 2018 remembering and appreciating what you and your colleagues did because you are very special and very important,” said Dr. Lengsfeld. Read more and see a photo of the winners here.
Echo Lake, Mount Evans Laboratory Dedicated as Historic Physics Site
Several faculty members and students from the University of Denver’s Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics were among those who took part in the American Physical Society’s (APS) Oct. 19 dedication of the laboratories at Echo Lake and Mount Evans as a Historic Physics Site. Read more here.
Ryan Keeney (Geography & the Environment) launches interactive map of Denver's historic streetcar line (7/17/17)
For his master’s capstone project, Keeney painstakingly pored over historic maps and narratives. Using GIS mapping software, he then digitized every streetcar line that ever existed within the modern boundaries of the City and County of Denver, from the system's inception in 1872 to its demise in 1950. Read more: Geography Student Launches Interactive Map of Denver's Historic Streetcar Line (DU Newsroom)
Prof. Barry Zink (Physics & Astronomy) and colleagues publish groundbreaking research in Nature Physics (7/03/17)

New research from a team of DU physicists has the potential to serve as the foundation for next-generation computer technology. In the quest to make computers faster and more efficient, researchers have been exploring the field of spintronics — shorthand for spin electronics — in hopes of controlling the natural spin of the electron to the benefit of electronic devices. Read more: DU Physicists Put New Spin on Computer Technology (DU Newsroom)

NSM invites local high school students to campus for a week-long immersion into health-related professions. (6/23/17)

As part of Health Professions Highway – Creating a Self-Sustaining, Culturally Diverse Pipeline to Develop Future Healthcare Professionals, the students will meet with faculty, students and professionals, visit a local hospital, undertake short research projects, learn about the college experience, and live in the dorms for six days. Read more: Local Teens Come to DU For Week-Long Immersion in Health Professions (DU Newsroom)

NSM students serve as Peaceful Schools ambassadors at Ruby Hill elementary school (6/16/17)

Undergrad Natasha Hamilton (Biological Sciences and Chemistry & Biochemistry) has launched a collaboration between DU and the Peaceful Schools program. Read more: DU Students Bring Peaceful Schools Program to Local Community (DU Newsroom)

2017 Graduate Student Awards (5/25/17)

Congrats to all winners of the 2017 Graduate Student Awards, presented on May 24 by Dean Kutateladze at the annual NSM Spring Picnic:

  • Mayra Vidal (Biological Sciences) - Research Award
  • Manisha Shrestha (Physics & Astronomy) - Teaching Award
  • Sylvia Brady (Geography & the Environment) - Service Award
Molly Haugen (Chemistry & Biochemistry) travels to Washington, D.C., for an inside look at science policy and politics (5/31/17)

Haugen and five other students from around the country won the 2017 Capitol Hill Visits Essay Contest, sponsored by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. Read more: Chemistry Grad Student Wins Trip to D.C. (DU Newsroom)

NSM alumnae invite local girls to campus for science exploration (5/9/17)

Several dozen girls from 20 schools across the Denver metro area will gather at DU's Colorado Women's College on May 13 for a fun-filled day of science learning and exploration. Read more: Putting the Femme in STEM (DU Newsroom)

Senior Lauren Beaver gives high marks to math and physics courses (4/21/17)

A student in the Daniels College of Business, Beaver will earn her bachelor’s in finance with minors in math and physics this June. She says that one professor who made her time at DU special is Kingshuk Ghosh (Physics & Astronomy), who pushed her to work as hard as she could. Read more: Senior Lauren Beaver Reflects on Her Time at DU (DU Newsroom)




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Monday, September 10



Mentor for a Moment: Biotechnology
Wednesday, October 17 | 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Olin Rotunda
Featuring alumni from the biotechnology industries. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students interested in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, or physics, no matter their major.

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