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Welcome to the June edition of our eNewsletter. This month, we'd like to remind you of the many ways that you can be a part of CPMS online.

We live in an exciting time with a number of new technologies that enable quick, quality communication across the globe. Whether it be over Facebook, Twitter or streaming video, it is now easier than ever before to share information over vast distances and feel connected to something bigger.

We've already had great success with these "new media" tools in connecting and interacting with our friends and alumni who have moved forward with their lives and careers in different parts of the world. Your reading of this eNewsletter is just one great example of the power and reach these technologies possess in connecting people with the college.

However, we also realize that a monthly email is not always sufficient to share all of the great news and events happening here in Provo, nor for you to interact with the college and with each other the way many of you wish. Thus, in order to better connect with you and to help you keep in touch with others, we have an increased online presence to provide even more ways to interact with the college and other alumni and friends.

First, you can become a fan of CPMS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Many of our friends and alumni use these social networks on a regular basis, allowing us to

more effectively keep you posted about college events and happenings.

Also, we are regularly producing original video content to promote and educate people about our departments and the great work being performed by the faculty and students here. You can view these videos on our official Vimeo channel, CPMS-tv.

Many of our videos, including our Hands On series, highlight the mentored research being done by our students. So much of this research is made possible by donations from alumni like you. We're excited to bring you the voices and faces of these students who benefit so greatly from your generosity. We hope that seeing their ideas in action may even spark new ideas and possibilities for you and your company.

Also available is LinkedIn, a professional networking tool designed to get you connected with others in your field.

We are always looking for internship and career opportunities for our students. If you know of any, we invite you to contact us through this form.

All of these tools allow us to better communicate with our students, alumni and friends on the many platforms of our changing world. I encourage you to log on, check us out, and interact with the college online as we move toward a brighter, more integrated future.

Stay tuned, as there's always more to come.

CHEMISTRY & BIOCHEMISTRY
One Magical Open Lab Day
COMPUTER SCIENCE
Fixing A Hole
MATHEMATICS
Imaginary Jewelry
PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY
Launching Rockets at Astrofest
STATISTICS
Heating Things Up
COLLEGE LINKS
CPMS Homepage
Giving to the College
CPMS on Facebook
CPMS on Twitter
Linkedin
CPMStv
FRONTIERS MAGAZINE
Spring 2011 Issue
Videos
FEATURED VIDEO

 


ALUMNI RECEIVE NSF FELLOWSHIPS

Scientists know that doing research often requires funding, and for four CPMS alumni, their dreams of researching are about to become reality—thanks to the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Four graduates, Kendell Clement, Brandon Gassaway, Samuel Tartakoff, and Enoch Yeung, have each received prestigious fellowships worth at least $90,000 ($30,000 for three years plus tuition at any graduate school) through the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.

In 2009, only 13% of applicants to this NSF program were awarded a fellowship — evidence that developing a successful application is not an easy task. The application process involves an online biographical portion, several essays and a research proposal.

Kendell Clement

As an undergraduate at BYU, Kendell Clement researched stem cell creation under the direction of Sean Warnick, of the Department of Computer Science. Thanks to this early research experience, Clement has been able to move even deeper into his discipline.

Since graduating in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in computer science, he has won an NSF fellowship for his research on using computers to analyze germ layers with data mining. He is currently completing that research as a Ph.D. candidate.

"We are able to tell information about genes, and my job is to go through [that information] and get a computer to analyze which ones are indicative of development potential."

Read more about the other alumni here.
CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY | COMPUTER SCIENCE | GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS | MATHEMATICS EDUCATION | PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY | STATISTICS

For more information about the college, contact Lynn Patten at lynn_patten@byu.edu.
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