College of Arts and Science, Miami University
CIQS Day 2018
Regional high school students (posing with psychology grad student Roseanna Hatton) explored the world of STEM during Miami's 4th annual CIQS Day (Careers Involving Quantitative Skills) on January 9
Chris Makaroff
Dear Alumni and Friends:
Welcome to the first edition of a new brief monthly update from the College of Arts and Science. Our purpose is to bring you our latest news demonstrating the fantastic merits of a broad liberal arts Miami education, which prepares our students for careers in just about anything they dream.
As I write this, Miami students are completing their final week of J-Term, where many of them go off and engage in experiential learning and internship opportunities all around the world. Many of you have been generously offering them your own professional expertise and guidance in programs such as Inside Hollywood, MU2DC, Moonshine University, Ohio Public Leaders, and much more. We'll have stories on some of these immersive student experiences ready for you in our February newsletter.
Meanwhile, here in Oxford, our fourth annual CIQS Day (Careers Involving Quantitative Skills) hosted 72 young women from five regional high schools to visit our campus, interact with STEM faculty, meet students with similar interests, and participate in interactive activities and lectures. The event was hosted by our own Department of Statistics as well as the College of Education, Health and Society.
Meet some of our exemplary students
Audrey Lipps
Morgan Nguyen
Tiffany Campbell
A number of CAS students have recently shared their special Miami experiences and achievements as part of our ongoing CAS Student Spotlight series.
Recent CAS faculty achievements
Some of our faculty who have been finding noteworthy success in their teaching and research include:
  • Assistant professor of psychology Jonathan Kunstman, whose 2011 research explored the origins of sexual harassment, has found his work gaining important new relevance with the global #MeToo movement.
  • Assistant professor of chemistry & biochemistry Dominik Konkolewicz won a Career Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for his ongoing research on polymers.
  • Associate professor of microbiology Rachael Morgan-Kiss is a co-author of a research paper published in Nature based on her work collecting and preserving samples from several ice-covered lakes in Antarctica.
Alumni movers and shakers
Michael Markesbery and Rithvik Venna
Finally, I offer congratulations to these CAS alums who have been making waves in the for-profit business world:
Speaking on behalf of all of us here in the College of Arts and Science, you have our sincere thanks for everything you do for CAS and our students. As alumni, you serve as powerful role models in academia, research, and industry, and our students across our dozens of majors look to you to help lead them as they carve their own paths.
I look forward to hearing from you and welcome you to submit your own CAS Alumni Spotlight, which will ultimately be posted on our website. See you again next month!
Chris Makaroff
Dean and Professor of Chemistry
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