Great things continue to happen at Northwest Missouri State University

July 2012

Enjoy this sampling of Northwest faculty accomplishments.

Dr. Carol Spradling

Dr. Rafiq Islam, professor of chemistry and physics, received a patent for his invention of a fast synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their uses in sugar detection and antimicrobial activity. Islam, who played an active role in developing the University's nanoscale sciences program, was awarded a grant totaling $208,800 over three years to continue researching the regulation of the polycystic kidney disease gene and was recognized by the Missouri Academy of Science with its Outstanding Scientist Achievement Award. (above)

Dr. Carol Spradling, assistant professor of computer science and information systems, was recognized by the Association of Computer Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computers and Society as a recipient of its Outstanding Service Award. (right)

Dr. William Trowbridge, a distinguished university professor emeritus, is Missouri's new Poet Laureate. He served on the Northwest faculty from 1971 to 1998.

Allison Hoffmann, marketing and management instructor, was recognized with the Outstanding Advising Award by the National Academic Advising Association. She was also honored with the 2012 Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs Teaching Excellence Award.

Dr. Mark Corson

Dr. Mark Corson, professor of geosciences and chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, recently served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Reserve's 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command. He now is the senior logistics staff officer (wartime) for U.S. Forces Korea. (left)

Dr. Linda Sterling, assistant professor of psychology, sociology and counseling, obtained the highest credential possible for sport psychologists. She is one of only five certified sport psychologist consultants for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology in Missouri.

Dr. Himadri Chakraborty, assistant professor of chemistry and physics, was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that will provide $57,000 in each of the next three years toward his research of the response of single- and multi-walled fullerenes and endohedral fullerenes to photons and charged particles.

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