Natural Sciences News

Tim Hamilton has received two spectrograph plug plates left over from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s APOGEE project

Tim Hamilton receiving spectrograph plug plates left over from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s APOGEE project

Tim Hamilton has received two spectrograph plug plates left over from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s APOGEE project, which measured the spectra of over 100,000 stars, to probe the structure and chemistry of the Milky Way Galaxy. These plates are an ingenious method for photographing the spectra of 300 stars at a time.

Tim Hamilton's cats inspecting spectrograph plug plates left over from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s APOGEE project

Dr. Hamilton’s cats are checking to be sure the plates were drilled out properly. With 300 stars per plate, you don’t want to get one in the wrong place.

Natural Sciences students have been accepted to multiple medical, professional, and graduate schools this year!

Poster board showing 14 acceptances to medical, graduate, and professional school by science majors - January 2018

As of January 29, 2018—students from the Natural Sciences department have been accepted to 14 different medical, professional, and graduate schools.

Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and success. Go science bears!

Students present
their research at
the Natural Sciences
research symposium
in December

Chemistry students presenting their research at the Fall 2017 undergraduate research symposium

On December 9, 2017—28 students presented results from their undergraduate research projects conducted during the fall semester.

11 faculty members supervised the research and demonstrated their commitment to undergraduate scholarship at Shawnee State.

Congratulations to all who presented! A photo album is posted to our FaceBook page where you can check out the talks.

Geology faculty
and students
attended the Geological
Society of America
annual meeting

GSA Meeting

Shawnee State University’s Kurt Shoemaker, Professor of Geology, attended the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting this past October in Seattle, Washington.

“For a small undergraduate institution, Shawnee State University had a terrific presence at this year’s GSA Annual Meeting. There were a total of nine people to represent Shawnee State – two geology professors, five students and two alumni,” said Dr. Shoemaker.

Dr. Erik Larson, Assistant Professor of Geology at SSU, and two of his research students also presented at the 2017 GSA Annual Meeting.

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Shawnee State
University's Dr.
Tim Hamilton to
give public talk at
Clark Planetarium

Planetarium talk

Dr. Hamilton will present Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 7:00 pm at the Clark Planetarium.

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Natural Sciences

Contact Information

Department of Natural Sciences
940 Second Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Dr. Kimberly Inman, Chairperson
Sharon Messer, Secretary

Phone: (740) 351-3456
Fax: (740) 351-3815

smesser@shawnee.edu or
science@shawnee.edu

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