The College of Science, Health and Engineering (CSHE) is comprised of 15 programs of study spread over 11 departments, all with steadily increasing student enrollments.
The following examples show the types of research that have taken place over the past several years in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics . Departments vary in size, therefore the number of research topics varies.
Biology • Lake and prairie restoration • The RNA helix structure • The effects of exercise on the endocrine and reproductive systems • Bacterial genetics
Chemistry and Biochemistry • Synthesis and characterization of novel magnetic solids • Studying genetic regulation and DNA repair • Analysis of smoke produced during field burning • Improving methods used to obtain DNA evidence • Synthesis of compounds useful in neuroscience applications • Investigating the biochemistry of cell signaling pathways • Studying biochemical processes through pulsed laser photoacoustics
Computer Science • Computational intelligence • Intelligent informatics • Secure computing • Computing systems design • Algorithm analysis • Numerical computing • Cognitive science • Software engineering • Multimedia computing • Image processing
Engineering and Design • Manufacturing processes and materials • Materials testing • Fluids engineering • Microprocessor engineering • Package engineering • Mechanical design • Computer aided design • Desktop publishing
Geology/Earth Science • Radon gas distribution in Pacific Northwest caves • Permian bryozoans in South Island, New Zealand • Chemical analysis of water, waste, water, soil and sediments • Patterns of extinction and replacement in the Great Basin • Alkaline igneous rock and related precious metal deposits
Mathematics • Biostatistics • Math anxiety • Mathematics education in America and abroad • Ring theory • Remedial mathematics • Map projections • Differential geometry • Reliability theory • P-ADIC numbers • Harmonic analysis
Physics • Star Formation • Medical Imaging • Cosmic Rays • X-ray absorption • Stereoscopic computer modeling • Elementary particle interactions
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