News from the College!
Here are some of the exciting things happening in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics:
West Virginia professor of the Year:
Dr. Jeff Groff!
Dr. Jeff Groff, chair of Shepherd University’s Department of Environmental and Physical Sciences, has been named the Faculty Merit Foundation of West Virginia 2019 Professor of the Year. The Foundation made the announcement via letter after its annual spring banquet had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The College is proud to present The Newsletter for the Fall of 2020:
Dr. Court Campany has received a grant to enhance his research work:
Dr. Jacqui Cole has been awarded one of two Shepherd Learning Project WISH grants in the amount of $35,375 to be used for a much-needed upgrade to the outdated lab equipment currently being used. The grant allows for the purchase of new technology, particularly instrumentation, to keep pace with new state-of-the-art equipment needed in the teaching labs to better prepare Shepherd students for direct entry into the workplace or graduate/professional school. “
A celebration of Scholars within the College for 2019-20:
In honor of ALL our Scholars in the College for 2019-20 and for the upcoming year. We would like to recognize and congratulate the outstanding students within the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. We had hoped to have an in-person ceremony where we could present your accomplishments and celebrate your exemplary academics and hard work with you and your Families. Though that is not possible at this time, we will look to the future for other opportunities to celebrate your hard work, such as the Commencement Exercises in October. You are extraordinary! We are with you and your families in spirit, and we cannot wait to see you again very soon!
Shepherd has again been named Tree Campus USA for 2020: https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/campuses.cfm
Shepherd signs a number of agreements with Marshall University to prepare pathways for students to Medical and Pharmacy School: https://www.shepherd.edu/news/agreements-with-marshall-university-give-students-advanced-degree-pathways/
Collaboration between the College and the Library produces the largest Non-Profit Solar array in the state: See the News item at: https://www.shepherd.edu/news/large-solar-array-installed-on-scarborough-library/ and hear the related story on WV Public Radio: https://www.wvpublic.org/post/advocates-hope-large-solar-installation-shepherd-library-inspires-more-solar-wva
Since the fall semester of 2019, faculty and students from Shepherd University used Shepherd’s drone fleet to help in efforts by the United States Forest Service to reclaim strip-mined land in the Monongahela National Forest. https://www.shepherd.edu/news/environmental-studies-students-faculty-will-use-drones-to-help-u-s-forest-service/
Shepherd co-hosts Jefferson Farm to School Institute: https://www.shepherd.edu/news/shepherd-co-hosts-jefferson-farm-to-school-institute/
Drones are helping uncover the mysteries of local historic Washington family homes: https://www.shepherd.edu/news/drones-are-helping-uncover-the-mysteries-of-local-historic-washington-family-homes/
Two Articles in the Jefferson Magazine highlight how drones are making “The Sky’s the Limit!” and the photography of one of our Biology Adjunct Faculty, Dave Pennock, with an action shot of Rams football! https://issuu.com/sunflower_publishing/docs/jeffersonvol2issue2