July 2003 - Volume 2, Issue 7
e-Bulletin of College of Sciences and Technology
Savannah State University

2003 Fall Institute

In the Spot Light ..

Fall Institute Workshops

Hosting Interns ...

Welcome To ...

Oil - Some Facts

Dear Alumni ...

A 2002 Best Invention!

University News

Quotable Quotes!
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* A full week of activities planned around the Theme "The Engaged Campus II: A Continuum of Involvement".

* Emphasis on continuing the commitment to be personally involved in the development of our students, including support for activities that occur outside the classroom and most importantly, advisement and mentoring.

* Each SSU employee to make "Connecting with Students" a priority by choosing to be visible at student and university sponsored events.

We start the 2003 Fall Faculty & Staff Institute in Torian Auditorium (Jordan Building) with continental breakfast at 7:45 AM.

All faculty and staff will be taking full advantage of the opportunities to become fully engaged on our SSU Campus.


Dr. Kenneth Sajwan with his recently edited Book
"Chemistry of Trace Elements in Coal Fly Ash"
Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, NY - 2003

This book (edited by Kenneth S. Sajwan, A.K. Alwa and R.F. Keefer) also contains the following publications:

Punshon, T., J.C. Seaman, and K.S. Sajwan. The Production and Use of Coal Combustion Products. p. 1-11.

Bhumbla, D.K., S.S. Dhaliwal, K.S. Sajwan, and B.S. Sekhon. Selenium and Molybdenum Adsorption on Kaolinite Clay Coated with Hydrous Oxides of Iron and Aluminum. p. 237-250.

Paramasivam, S., K.S. Sajwan, A.K. Alva, D.C. Adriano, T. Punshon, D. VanClief, and K.H. Hostler. Comparative Study of Elemental Transport and Distribution in Soils Amended with Incinerated Sewage sludge Ash and Fly Ash. p. 189-202.

Ghuman, G.S., and K.S. Sajwan, S. Paramasivam, D.C. Adriano, and G.L. Mills. Mobility and Adsorption of Cadmium, Copper, and Nickel in a Coal-Affected Swamp.p. 165-176.

M.R. Hajarnavis, K.S. Sajwan, S. Paramasivam, C.S. Chetty, and G.R. Reddy. Potential Use of Fly Ash to remove Cadmium from Aqueous System. p. 177-188.

Dr. Kenneth S. Sajwan at International Conference in Sweden:

Dr. Kenneth S. Sajwan recently attended and participated in the 7th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements held in Uppsala, Sweden, June 16-19, 2003. During this conference Dr. Sajwan presented four research papers, and chaired two Symposium Sessions on Coal and Coal Combustion Byproducts.

Microsoft Office Suite Workshop
Tuesday, August 5, 8:00 to 12:00, Whiting Hall, Room 104 (Danny Martin & Nijah Edwards)
Wednesday, August 6, 8:00 to 12:00 (Prerequisite: Intermediate and advanced skill level)

PAWS Workshop
Wednesday, August 6, 9:00 to 11:00, Jordan Hall, Room 208 (Gwendolyn Moore)

Curriculum Advisement Planning Program (CAPP) - Advisement at the Cutting Edge
Wednesday, August 6, 1:00 to 3:00, Whiting Hall, Room 123 (Benjamin Allen & Judith Edwin)

Required Orientation (for New Faculty & Staff )
Wednesday, August 6, 1:00 to 5:00, Whiting Hall, Chan Auditorium (Carolyn Fletcher & Pauline Harris)

Networking Session (for New & Newer Faculty)
Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 pm, Tubby’s Tank House, 2909 River Drive, Thunderbolt (Dutch Treat)

Advising Tool Kit and PAWS Too (for New Faculty & Staff)
Thursday, August 7, 9:00 to 11:00, Jordan Hall, Room 208 (Benjamin Allen & Judith Edwin)

Bonding with Business and Finance (for Deans, Chairs/Directors and designated support staff)
Thursday, August 7, 9:00 to 10:30, Colston Bldg, Conference room (Art Moncrief & Elaine Campbell)

Enriching the Residential Experience and More
Thursday, August 7, 9:00 to 10:30, Student Center, CLCD (Irvine Clark, Emily Crawford & LaSonya Stovall)

Banner for Beginners
Thursday, August 7, 1:00 to 3:00, Payne Hall, Room 111 (Cynthia Stephens)

Developing the Teaching Portfolio
Thursday, August 7, 1:00 to 3:00, Whiting Hall, Room 123 (Rosalind Kent-Braxton)

Enhancing Library Research Skills (for New Faculty & Staff)
Thursday, August 7, 3:30 to 5:00, Asa Gordon Library (Mary Jo Fayoyin, Tisha Dillon & Louise Wyche)

Mentoring: A Proven Strategy for Developing Students (for New Faculty & Staff)
Friday, August 8, 2:30 to 4:30, Jordan Hall, Room 228 (Howard Adams)

(Contact: Dr. Beverly Watkins, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs)

Our Environmental Science Program Hosts Summer Interns!

Four student interns: Ms. Keyana Odom (Dillard University), Monique Peets (Tuskegee University), Monica Smith (Xavier University of Louisiana), and Tanikka Toler (Virginia Union University) are doing their summer internships under the direction of Dr. Kenneth S. Sajwan and Dr. S. Paramasivam at Savannah State University. The internship is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Environmental Education Program.

Welcome to .....

Dr. Abdulcadir S. Issa:

Dr. Abdulcadir Issa joins the Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics as an Assistant Professor in Mathematics. Dr. Issa has his MS & PhD in Mathematics from Howard University and his MS in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T University.

Hearty Welcome to SSU!    Dr. Issa!

OIL - Some Facts!    (Source: Department of Energy: Energy Information Administration)

Top World Oil Producers, 2002*
(OPEC members in italics)
  Country Total Oil Production**
(million barrels per day)
1) United States
2) Saudi Arabia
3) Russia
4) Mexico
5) Iran
6) China
7) Norway
8) Canada
9) Venezuela
10) United Kingdom
11) UAE
12) Nigeria
13) Iraq
14) Kuwait
*Table includes all countries total oil production exceeding 2 million barrels pre day in 2002.
**Total Oil Production includes crude oil, natural gas liquids, condensate, refinery gain, and other liquids
Top World Oil Net Exporters, 2002*
(OPEC members in italics)
  Country Net Oil Exports
(million barrels per day)
1) Saudi Arabia
2) Russia
3) Norway
4) Venezuela
5) Iran
6) UAE
7) Nigeria
8) Kuwait
9) Mexico
10) Iraq
11) Algeria
12) Libya
*Table includes all countries with net exports exceeding 1 million barrels per day in 2002.

Top World Oil Consumers, 2002*



Total Oil Consumption
(million barrels per day)

1) United States


2) Japan


3) China


4) Germany


5) Russia


6) South Korea


7) Brazil


8) India


9) Canada


10) France


*Table includes all countries that consumed more
2 million bbl/d in 2002.

Top World Oil Net Importers, 2002*

Net Oil Imports
(million barrels per day)

1) United States


2) Japan


3) Germany


4) South Korea


5) China


6) France


7) Italy


8) Spain


9) India


*Table includes all countries that imported more than 1
million bbl/d in 2002.

Petroleum Quick Stats

Data for 2002(except where noted)
Gallons of Oil per Barrel 42
Barrels of Oil per Metric Ton (U.S.) 7.33
U.S. Crude Oil Production

5,746,000 Barrels / Day

U.S. Crude Oil Imports

9,140,000 Barrels / Day

U.S. Crude Oil Imports from OPEC 4,083,000 Barrels / Day
Top U.S. Crude Oil Supplier Saudi Arabia - 1,519,000 Barrels / Day
U.S. Petroleum Product Imports

2,390,000 Barrels / Day

U.S. Petroleum Product Imports from OPEC 522,000 Barrels / Day
Top U.S. Total Petroleum Supplier Canada - 1,971,000 Barrels / Day
U.S. Total Petroleum Exports

975,000 Barrels / Day

U.S. Net Petroleum Imports

10,546,000 Barrels / Day

U.S. Petroleum Consumption

19,761,000 Barrels / Day

Dependence on Net Petroleum Imports  53.3%
Crude Oil Domestic First Price (Wellhead Price) $22.51 / Barrel
Motor Gasoline Retail Prices, U.S. City Average $1.44 / Gallon
Regular Grade Motor Gasoline Retail Prices, U.S. City Average $1.36 / Gallon
Premium Motor Gasoline Retail Prices, U.S. City Average $1.58 / Gallon
Federal Motor Gasoline Tax 18.4 Cents/Gallon
U.S. Motor Gasoline Consumption 8,848,000 Barrels / Day
(371.6 Million Gallons / Day)
Share of US Oil Consumption for Transportation , 2001 68%
U.S. Average Home Heating Oil Price  $1.13 / Gallon (Excluding Taxes)
U.S. Proved Reserves of Crude Oil as of December 31, 2001 22,446 million barrels
U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve 599 Million Barrels
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Source: Time.com - 2002 Best Inventions

In 1997 a team of Japanese engineers dared to imagine a computer so powerful that it could keep track of everything in the world at once — steaming rain forests in Bolivia, factories in Mexico belching smoke, the jet stream, the Gulf Stream, the works. What's more, they dared to build it. On March 11, 2002, when they turned it on, the engineers did something no mere mortal had ever done before: they created the Earth.

Or at least the next best thing. The Earth Simulator, the most powerful supercomputer ever built, was designed for a single purpose: to create a virtual twin of our home planet. Before the Earth Simulator arrived, the fastest computer in the world was an American military machine that can perform 7.2 trillion calculations per second. The Earth Simulator runs at more than 35 trillion calculations per second, almost five times faster. In fact, it's as powerful as the next 12 fastest supercomputers in the world put together. Located at a vast, newly built facility in Yokohama, the Earth Simulator is the size of four tennis courts. The price tag? Around $350 million.

It was worth every penny. By plugging real-life climate data from satellites and ocean buoys into the Earth Simulator, researchers can create a computer model of the entire planet, then scroll it forward in time to see what will happen to our environment. Scientists have already completed a forecast of global ocean temperatures for the next 50 years, and a full set of climate predictions will be ready by year's end. Soon, instead of speculating about the possible environmental impact of, say, the Kyoto accord, policymakers will be able to plug its parameters into the virtual Earth, then skip ahead 1,000 years to get a handle on what effect those policies might have. That kind of concrete data could revolutionize environmental science. By digitally cloning the Earth, we might just be able to save it. — By Lev Grossman

University News

A Happy and Healthy Start of Fall 2003!

Quotable Quotes ......!

"If I were asked to enumerate ten educational stupidities, the giving of grades would head the list ... If I can't give a child a better reason for studying than a grade on a report card, I ought to lock my desk and go home and stay there." - Dorothy DeZouche

"There are two types of education ... One should teach us how to make a living; And the other, how to live." - John Adams

"If email had been around before the telephone was invented, people would have said, "Hey, forget email! With this new telephone invention I can actually talk to people!" - The Executive Speechwriter Newsletter

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