Jacksonville State University School of Science

Jacksonville State University School of Science Home of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Mathematics and Computer Information Systems Committed to Discovery. The School of Science at JSU offers a distinctive environment for investigation, learning, and discovery.

In the classroom, laboratory, and field, our staff and faculty cultivate an atmosphere of inquiry.

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Also this week, the so call MacArthur "Genius Grants" were awarded to the 2020 MacArthur Fellows. One goes to Catherine ...
10/07/2020
Catherine Coleman Flowers - MacArthur Foundation

Also this week, the so call MacArthur "Genius Grants" were awarded to the 2020 MacArthur Fellows. One goes to Catherine Coleman Flowers for her work in Alabama to bring attention to failing water and waste sanitation infrastructure in poor communities. Great work!
https://www.macfound.org/fellows/1060/

Bringing attention to failing water and waste sanitation infrastructure in rural areas and its role in perpetuating health and socioeconomic disparities.

This week Nobel Prizes were awarded for some fantastic scientific discoveries including Hepatitis C, a black hole in our...
10/07/2020
The official website of the Nobel Prize - NobelPrize.org

This week Nobel Prizes were awarded for some fantastic scientific discoveries including Hepatitis C, a black hole in our galaxy, and CRIPSR. Check out the winners here: https://www.nobelprize.org

The genetic scissors have taken the life sciences into a new epoch Watch the announcement of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, presented by Göran K. Hansson, Secretary General of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Congratulations to Nobel Laureate, Dr. Carl Wieman. We patterned our Improving Science Education Initiative after his wo...
09/25/2020
Yidan Prize Laureates 2020 | Professor Carl Wieman, Ms Lucy Lake and Ms Angeline Murimirwa were awarded for their contribution to STEM and women’s education – Yidan Prize Foundation

Congratulations to Nobel Laureate, Dr. Carl Wieman. We patterned our Improving Science Education Initiative after his work at U. Colorado and U. British Columbia. https://yidanprize.org/media-center/news/yidan-prize-laureates-2020-professor-carl-wieman-ms-lucy-lake-and-ms-angeline-murimirwa-were-awarded-for-their-contribution-to-stem-and-womens-education/

We are delighted to announce the 2020 laureates of the Yidan Prize after a five-month judging process by our independent judging committee.

JSU International Programs
09/17/2020

JSU International Programs

This week’s JSU International Student Spotlight is on Kabita Kunwar from Nepal 🇳🇵who is pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology at JSU.

She enjoys learning about new culture and traveling to new places. She is here at JSU to learn about American culture and lifestyle . She says, she got the chance to explore a lot of other culture, not only American, here at JSU and made some unforgettable memories and lifelong friends. She is glad to be a part of JSU.

We are glad to have you here at JSU! GO GAMECOCKS 👌🏼🐔

#studyinusa  #nepal #internationalstudents

Jacksonville State University
08/31/2020

Jacksonville State University

Gamecocks, we are so excited to let you know that students now have the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology here at JSU! This program will place students on the front lines of a booming career field that has transformed the way we do science, government, and business. To learn everything you need to know about this new degree program visit https://bit.ly/352DkZl

Jacksonville State University School of Science
08/25/2020

Jacksonville State University School of Science

08/20/2020

If any of our JSU faculty, staff and students have any COVID-19 related questions, please email [email protected].
In addition, Emily Duncan can be reached by phone at 256-782-5886.

We couldn't be more excited about our new Master's in GISc!http://www.jsu.edu/news/articles/2020/08/jsu-to-offer-masters...
08/17/2020
JSU | JSU News | JSU to Offer Master’s Degree in Geographic Information Science

We couldn't be more excited about our new Master's in GISc!
http://www.jsu.edu/news/articles/2020/08/jsu-to-offer-masters-degree-in-geographic-information-science.html

Beginning this fall, JSU students will have the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology, placing them on the front lines of a booming career field that has transformed the way we do science, government, and business.

http://www.jsu.edu/news/articles/2020/08/jsu-to-offer-masters-degree-in-geographic-information-science.html?fbclid=IwAR0...
08/15/2020
JSU | JSU News | JSU to Offer Master’s Degree in Geographic Information Science

http://www.jsu.edu/news/articles/2020/08/jsu-to-offer-masters-degree-in-geographic-information-science.html?fbclid=IwAR030tQ4CZNNGHSFpLM2ahNcO8dAs5eXxSRPP_ZGx9d3mStKEgakya9-iWw#.XzfUCE4-m5g.facebook

Beginning this fall, JSU students will have the opportunity to pursue a master’s degree in Geographic Information Science and Technology, placing them on the front lines of a booming career field that has transformed the way we do science, government, and business.

The School of Science and the Department of Biology would like to welcome another one of our newest faculty members, Dr....
08/13/2020

The School of Science and the Department of Biology would like to welcome another one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Justin C. Bagley. Dr. Bagley is a broadly trained evolutionary biologist, ichthyologist, and teacher-scholar and will be starting as an Assistant Professor of Biology in Fall 2020. His research focuses on integrating genomics, ecological data, and computer modeling to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of species and populations. This work addresses basic and applied questions about the evolution of freshwater and terrestrial organisms (e.g. “Why are there so many species?”). His research on evolutionary processes in biodiversity 'hotspots' (which harbor the majority of Earth's plant and animal species) takes him across the Americas, from eastern North America to Central America and South America. The Bagley Lab will provide opportunities for students to engage in local and international research projects in ecological and evolutionary genetics employing cutting-edge techniques in high-throughput sequencing (grounded in bioinformatics) and ecological modeling. Dr. Bagley will also teach Introductory Biology for non-majors and majors, Ichthyology, the graduate Seminar in Systematics, and a course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) in Integrative Taxonomy. Dr. Bagley earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biology from The University of Alabama and a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from Brigham Young University. He recently completed postdoctoral research fellowships at Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Bagley to JSU!

We welcome Dr. Saeideh Gharehchahi to the department of Chemistry and Geosciences.My research interests are largely dire...
08/12/2020

We welcome Dr. Saeideh Gharehchahi to the department of Chemistry and Geosciences.

My research interests are largely direct towards, glaciers, climate change impacts, and consequent multi-hazard processes in high-mountain regions of the world. The focus of my current and future research will be the development of techniques and methods within the field of GIS and remote sensing for understanding glacier and lake responses to global warming. My ongoing projects include the quantification of ice thickness, and classification of glacier surface in search of contributing factors to lake formation. Besides my research experience, I have been continuously developing my teaching skills. This includes teaching Intro and Intermediate GIS (ArcGIS Pro), Cartography, Applied GIS, World Regional Geography, Intro to Physical Geography, GPS, remote sensing (ERDAS IMAGINE) labs and other courses at Texas State and Georgia Southern Universities.

I also have the practical knowledge in GIScience field through a series of internships and project works including flood hazard management for the City of Tehran and Railway Research Center. Over the past summers, I have worked for Transportation Planning and Programming Division (TPP) at Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) and Institution for Government Innovation (IGI) at Texas State University as a GIS assistant.

I will have the pleasure of joining JSU in the fall 2020 semester, and look forward to developing my future research and teaching skills in collaboration with the Chemistry & Geosciences Department.

Here's great course to take this fall. It is a 1 hour course for any major taught by Dr. Jason Cleveland. Sounds like a ...
08/04/2020

Here's great course to take this fall. It is a 1 hour course for any major taught by Dr. Jason Cleveland. Sounds like a great course!

07/10/2020
JSU Field School

JSU Field School

We hope you enjoy part 1 of this virtual hike to the river bridge trail!

Summer camps and field trips may be on hold but opportunities to learn are still all around us! Ready to take a hike? Join us as we hike through the Jacksonville State University property and The Little River Canyon National Preserve. This series is a learning journey in geography, history, culture, ecology, and more. Learners of all ages will have the opportunity to engage in resources, experiences, and conversations!

We look forward to sharing a new hike or experience with you each Friday morning here on our page!

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07/09/2020

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Jacksonville State University
07/08/2020

Jacksonville State University

Gamecocks, we want to encourage all of you to continue to do your part to slow the spread of COVID-19:

- Wash you hands frequently
- Cover your coughs and sneezes
- Wear a face covering when in public and make sure it is covering your nose and mouth
- If you feel sick, stay home
- Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth
- Avoid close contact with individuals if possible

#CockyCares #PreparedNotScared

The School of Science and the Department of Biology would like to welcome one of our newest faculty member, Dr. Ashley T...
07/06/2020

The School of Science and the Department of Biology would like to welcome one of our newest faculty member, Dr. Ashley Turner. Dr. Turner will be an Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2020. She is a geneticist, a molecular biologist, and an educator. She will be opening up a C. elegans research lab, coined “The Worm Hole,” for students to conduct research exploring the genetic, metabolic, and environmental factors influencing sex differences in development, aging, longevity, and neurodegeneration in C. elegans. Their research will also involve the application of the cutting-edge genome editing system of CRISPR-Cas9. She will be teaching a Genetics course-based undergraduate research experience and a special topics course focused on Bioethics of Genome Editing. Dr. Turner earned her B.S. and M.S. in Biology at the University of West Georgia and Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Most recently, she has been an American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Fellow and Adjunct Instructor at UAB. Welcome to JSU Dr. Turner!

Jacksonville State University
06/02/2020

Jacksonville State University

In honor of Blackout Tuesday, the Jacksonville State University community is humbly listening to the voices of the marginalized. The university stands in support of our black faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends.

The administration is committed not only to making the JSU campus more inclusive, but also ensuring that we fulfill our role as a university in broadening understanding and appreciation across the university community.

Acting President Don Killingsworth will soon begin hosting listening sessions to hear how the university can better support the diverse JSU family. More information will be provided soon on how you can get involved.

#BlackOutTuesday

Great to hear from JSU and SOS alumnus Osmar Neto and work to help us understand the pandemic. Check out his latest publ...
05/21/2020

Great to hear from JSU and SOS alumnus Osmar Neto and work to help us understand the pandemic. Check out his latest publication:

#happyadministrativeprofessionalsday to these two amazing ladies!!!! The School of Science would be lost without Tracy C...
04/22/2020

#happyadministrativeprofessionalsday to these two amazing ladies!!!! The School of Science would be lost without Tracy Casey (Administrative Assistant- SOS) and Sharee Hutchinson (Academic Advisor- SOS). Their positive energy radiates beyond the doors of Martin Hall to all who have the pleasure of knowing them. They are truly a "burst of light" for many. You ladies keep us all on the right track & always with a smile on your face.

We may not say it everyday but we appreciate your dedication, perseverance and commitment to the School of Science. #jsusos

Jacksonville State University School of Arts and Humanities
04/14/2020

Jacksonville State University School of Arts and Humanities

04/10/2020
Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville State University

Gamecocks, we know the last few weeks of the semester can be stressful, so JSU faculty submitted their words of encouragement and support for students during this time. Wherever you are, #YouJustKnow we are here for you! We are #JSUStrong.

On this beautiful #FacultyFeatureFriday, we would like to continue shining the spotlight on our adjuncts. Today, we are ...
04/10/2020

On this beautiful #FacultyFeatureFriday, we would like to continue shining the spotlight on our adjuncts. Today, we are shining a light on the Department of Biology’s Megan Meade. Megan not only earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees from JSU, but she has also served as an adjunct teaching our online Introduction to Biology I and II labs for 8 years. She also assists with our dual enrollment program, providing our high school teachers with resources and advice.

Megan took the charge of ensuring that all our face-to-face biology lab students had a seamless and virtually stress-free transition to online labs. Though certainly not her responsibility, she reached out offering to help, had a plan in place and worked with our faculty to move hundreds of students to the online lab platform.

When Megan is not instructing labs, she enjoys spending most of her time with her husband chasing around their almost 2-year-old son. She also enjoys kayaking on the lake, biking the everglades trails, and swimming year-round--these are some of the new adventures they've been able to experience in South Florida. However, the Appalachian Foothills will always hold a special place in her heart. Nothing places a bigger smile on her face than taking a walk through a stream in the Talladega National Forest. She is looking forward to the day that she can bring her son back to experience JSU traditions and explore the natural beauty of Northeast Alabama.

“As a JSU Alumni, I love my Gamecock family and was thrilled to be able to continue serving our students after relocating to Coral Springs, Florida. I genuinely love interacting with our students through online learning and continue to hear from many former students. Although life has taken me in different directions over the years, I have always cherished the opportunity to participate in the education of JSU students and play an integral role in the development of meaningful online science courses. “

We are honored to have Megan be a part of our family. She is a perfect example of what it means to be #gamecockstrong.

Happy Faculty Feature Friday !!!!One thing we don’t do often enough is give a big shout out to our dedicated, hardworkin...
04/03/2020
Feature Faculty

Happy Faculty Feature Friday !!!!

One thing we don’t do often enough is give a big shout out to our dedicated, hardworking, adjunct faculty. April’s Mathematics featured faculty highlights one of our favorites, Jim Roebuck. Jim has been a part of JSU for over 20 years, as he earned B.S., M.S., and Ed.S. degrees and served as graduate assistant, adjunct, dual enrollment instructor, and workshop facilitator. The classes he teaches at JSU fill up fast, but he’s also an integral part of the math department at Weaver High School where he was Calhoun County Teacher of the month in November 2019 and has multiple nominations for Teacher of the Year and JSU’s Hall of Fame, Secondary Division. Sounds like a full slate, right? Jim Roebuck also serves as the WHS Marching Band Coordinator where he leads the largest band in the system in day to day operations. But wait, there’s more! He is the Problem-Solving Team Chairman which involves helping the faculty identify academically at-risk students and create a plan to lead them to success.

To read more about Jim Roebuck click on the link below

Happy Faculty Feature Friday

Introducing out first ever #facultyfeaturefriday in the Department of Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences. ...
03/13/2020

Introducing out first ever #facultyfeaturefriday in the Department of Mathematical, Computing and Information Sciences. (MCIS)

Today we introduce our #featurefaculty, Dr. Jan Case, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics. Dr. Case is currently serving as Interim Department Head of MCIS and has been a professor at JSU for over 19 years. Dr. Case is not only an amazing statistician but she also co- chairs the student symposium and worked with a team of JSU educators to develop and implement a new model of math placement.

Dr. Case and her beautiful family spend an unprecedented amount of time at baseball games mainly because her husband and JSU’s baseball stadium are both named Jim Case.

When given an opportunity, Dr. Case loves to be outdoors. All it takes is a glide on a zipline or the serenity of floating a kayak down Terrapin Creek, or even the simplicity of hiking along a trail in the woods and she is happy, happy, happy. Please don’t let the beach be involved, then she is jubilantly happy, happy, happy.

When Dr. Case is on many of her outdoor excursions, she is accompanied by her loving companion Cecil. Dr. Case describes Cecil as a jug headed, bowlegged buddy who likes to surprise small children by licking their face to see whether they’ll laugh, cry or fall down.

To get to know more about Dr. Case follow us on Instagram (@jsumcis). She will be featured in additional posts and/or stories throughout the month as she is the MCIS #featurefaculty for March.

#facultyfeaturefriday #featurefaculty #jsumcis #abyteofpi #mathematics #computerscience #computerinformationsystems #statistician

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Join us next Tuesday, September 29th at 12pm CT on the Jacksonville State University Alumni Association page. We will be Live at Lunch with Dr. Lindblom! Tune in and ask him any questions you may have! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=265025047937301
Eight years ago we celebrated our professor, our friend Dr. Frank Romano. He always encouraged us....often challenged us....I certainly miss his laugh.
Congrats, JSU class of 2020! ❤️, the Drs Ridlen
This is an amazing opportunity for any wildlife biology students with a masters or who will be completing a masters soon. Please share this job announcement with any students you think might be interested! The Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is hiring a Wildlife Biologist in Arab, AL. This is a permanent, full time position in the federal government. The application just opened and will close February 13 so please visit the link and create a profile to apply ASAP!
Contestant #5 - The Y stopped by while on vacation from the MCA.👷‍♂️
Fall JSU Herpetology Lab outreach at Autumn Fest (Anniston Museum of Natural History) and Bigfoot Bio Bash (Cheaha State Park)!
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