Southern Miss Featured in Polymer Chemistry Magazine in October 2016
Southern Miss Student Keith Parsons designed the cover for the October 2016 edition of Polymer Chemistry. The following researchers from USM were featured: Keith H. Parsons, Andrew C. Holley, Gabrielle A. Munn, Alex S. Flynt, Charles L. McCormick
The paper published in the magazine is titled "Block ionomer complexes consisting of siRNA and aRAFT-synthesized hydrophilic-block-cationic copolymers II: the influence of cationic block charge density on gene suppression" Click here for the full paper.
Southern Miss Recieves $4 Million NSF Award for Gulf Water Research
Dr. Jason Azoulay, Assistant Professor of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi has been awarded a $4 Million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop selective sensing technologies for detecting and analyzing pollutants in Gulf Coast Ecosystems!
"There is a critical need for research that enables new means of advancing knowledge associated with food, energy, and water systems," said Azoulay. This award will "...achieve significant and sustainable science that will have a profound regional impact."
Southern Miss will partner with researches from the University of Alabama, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of Mississippi, Mississippi State University, and Jackson State University on the four-year project.
This interdisciplinary reserach will have a invaluble impact on the gulf coast region.
USM Program WISE Encourages Women to Study Science and Engineering
WISE (Women In Science and Engineering ) Headlines on 5/09/2016 WDAM News for being Encouraging!
An organization at Southern Miss is encouraging women to pursue careers in science and engineering.
The Women in Science organization has about 150 graduate and undergraduate members and is looking for more members.
Dahlia Amato, president of WISE, said "I always try to open the door to anyone in a science-related field such as behavioral science, because we never want to turn anyone away." WISE has weekly lunch meetings with engaging guest speakers. As a WISE participant, students have the opportunity to apply for scholarships. They host concession stands during football season, and partner with Raising Cane's restaurant to raise money to fund scholarship and weekly luncheon meetings.
Meetings are every Tuesday from 12PM - 1 PM. We love to see new faces, so bring your passion and enthusiasm for the sciences and we will learn together!
All students are welcome to attend!
To Sign Up for WISE Today: click here!
Dr. Sarah Morgan to Speak at the National Science Foundation's Next Generation STEM Learning Forum
When: Monday, November 9, 2015.
Next Generation STEM Learning for All
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is working with the White House to host a research forum with thought leaders from multiple sectors, including K-12, higher education, informal learning, research, workforce development, policy, business, and industry.The NSF-supported Forum on November 9th will serve as a prelude to a week of Administration events on next-generation learning, including the first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High School, which will take place on November 10th. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy plans to highlight new actions by philanthropy, industry, school leaders, and others, who are committed to re-thinking the way that high school education is delivered in this country.
The Forum on Next Generation STEM Learning for All will:
USM School of Polymers and High Performance Materials Faculty Updates