Archive: June 2012

Photo gallery: Alumni gathering in Naples, Florida

Photos from a recent alumni gathering in Naples, Florida.

Engineering alumni and faculty share keys to successful entrepreneurship

Professor Allen Katz, Paul Andrews ’84, Thomas Krol ’02, William Parkhill ’03, Matthew 
Robinson ’02, and Craig M. Wentzel ’76 discussed their paths to success and the lessons they learned along the way during a “Pursuit of Entrepreneurship” panel discussion.

Music and computation event features a guitar hero, a guitar zero, and an AI pioneer

The Music, Mind, and Invention Workshop, held March 30 and 31, drew leading scientists, video game 
designers, mathematicians, musicians, and authors to campus to discuss and demonstrate the creative possibilities that have emerged at the intersection of music and computers.

$ocial network

The proposal of three freshmen to build a website where users create a customized “online magazine” won top prize in the first Mayo Business Plan Competition, a contest designed to challenge TCNJ 
students to not only dream up the
next big business idea but also blueprint a course of action for bringing that idea to life.

Students monitor outer-space storms and volcanoes for NASA

Using special telescopes they built themselves, budding astrophysicists Joe Benigno ’14 and Joanna Papadopoulos ’13 have been monitoring activity on the sun and Jupiter’s moon, Io, for NASA.

First recipient of Alyssa Ruggieri ’09 Scholar Award announced

Chelsea Tompkins ’13 was named the first Alyssa Ruggieri ’09 Scholar. The award honors Ruggieri, a 2009 marketing graduate who tragically died in March 2010, and allows a junior or senior business student to work with a marketing professor on a research project.

Model researcher

Mathematical and computational biologist Jana Gevertz devises equations that mimic tumor progression. Her work is helping in the fight against glioblastoma, a complex and deadly form of brain cancer that poses a persistent challenge to researchers and clinicians.

All tech is “dust in the wind”

Professor Andrew Carver had his students trade texting for telegraphy during a lesson on innovation.

Death goes digital

As our lives become increasingly dominated by our login information, some scholars have started to question what happens to all those digital accounts when we’re no longer around to manage them. TCNJ researchers have devised a way to address the issue.