Faculty and Staff Research & Outreach: January 2012
Julie Etterson, associate professor, Department of Biology, gave an invited talk on Nov. 2, 2011 in the Department of Biology at Purdue University entitled "Evolution in response to climate change."
Dalibor Froncek, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, delivered an invited lecture “Distance magic and group distance magic graphs” at the 20th International Workshop ‘3in1,’ in Krynica, Poland in Nov. 2011.
Joe Gallian, professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, participated in a panel discussion, gave a one-hour presentation and gave a four-hour mini course at the annual joint meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Mathematical Association of America in Boston, Jan. 3-7, 2012.
Brian Gute, instructor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, has been awarded a curriculum development grant as part of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's Green Chemistry & Design College Curriculum grant project. Gute and colleagues Joseph Werne, associate professor, and Romesh Lakhan, instructor, both also of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UMD, will work to develop several courses focusing on issues of green chemistry and sustainability.
Imran Hayee, professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, along with student Umair Ibrahim, presented a paper: Buddhika Maitipe, U Ibrahim, M.I. Hayee, and Eil Kwon, “Development and field demonstration of DSRC-Based V2I work zone traffic information system with V2V assistance.” The paper was presented at the Transportation Research Board’s 91st Annual Meeting, Jan. 22–26, in Washington, D.C.
Jennifer Liang, assistant professor, Department of Biology, along with the undergraduate students and graduate teaching assistants from her 2009 Developmental Biology course published a peer-reviewed paper on their in-class research project and how this project enhanced student learning. “Original research in the classroom: Why do zebrafish spawn in the morning?” Zebrafish 8: 191-202.
Rebecca Teasley, assistant professor, Department of Civil Engineering, received the award for Best Policy Oriented Paper for "Groundwater banking in the Rio Grande basin." (Sandoval-Solis S., McKinney D. C., Teasley R. L., and Patino-Gomez C. , Vol. 137, No. 1, pp. 62-71) from the Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.