March 2005 - Volume 4, Issue 3
Savannah State University

ASCE Report Card ..

In the Spotlight ..

From Dean's Desk ..

Hill Hall Gala ..

Seminars ..

Publications ..

Students at Conference ..

Students at Fair ..

Dear Alumni ...

University News

Quotable Quotes!
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American Society of Civil Engineers' 2005 Report Card for America's Infrastructure

According to ASCE Report, "Congested highways, overflowing sewers and corroding bridges are constant reminders of the looming crisis that jeopardizes our nation's prosperity and our quality of life. With new grades for the first time since 2001, our nation's infrastructure has shown little to no improvement since receiving a collective D+ in 2001, with some areas sliding toward failing grades."

American Society of Civil Engineers:


Dr. Bill Parker Conducts Workshop for COST Faculty & Staff

Dr. Bill Parker, President of Parker & Parker Associates (a human resource development consulting firm) conducted a "Tolerance and Diversity Training Workshop" for faculty and staff of the College of Sciences & Technology on March 14, 2005.

In over 50 years of work, Dr. Parker has served as a public school teacher, public school administrator, college professor, university administrator, and management consultant. He had been a consultant to 20 Fortune 500 corporations, more than 800 colleges and universities, and 1000 public and private school systems.

Diversity training, designed to raise awareness and acceptance of the diverse cultural backgrounds that converge in our society, has always been a core concern in Parker's work.

Dr. Parker will conduct the second part of the Workshop in April, 2005.

Dear Colleagues,

Even though we live in the rocket age, progress often comes at snail pace. It is frustrating, but I take solace in an African proverb …the journey of a thousand years must begin with a single step… Advancement and Development in COST has begun. We now have a college fund, the COST2005. Since its inception, the following people have started contributions toward our common good and goals.

Julius Afolabi
Abida Awan
Ijaz Awan
Jannie L. Baker
Chellu S. Chetty
Babajide O. Familoni
Marilyn Lipsey Felder
Matthew R. Gilligan
K. Jayaraman
Ying Liu
Mohamad A. Mustafa
Olarongbe Olubajo
Carol J. Pride
Harpal Singh
Hua Zhao

Another adage asserts that united we stand … I am imploring you for a consideration of a monthly commitment to our common good, our common goal, our united stand. Thank you.

Dr. Babajide Familoni
Dean, College of Sciences & Technology

Seminars .... Workshops ...

Chemistry Seminar (Contact: Dr. Hua Zhao or Dr. Olarongbe Olubajo)

March 1, 2005:
Speaker: David Jarvis, Assistant Vice President of Industrial Quality, Softsheen/Carson, a Division of L'Oreal USA
"Cosmetic Chemistry as a Profession"

Chemistry Seminar (Contact: Dr. Hua Zhao or Dr. Olarongbe Olubajo)

April 11, 2004:
Speaker: Professor Klaus H. Theopold, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Delaware
"Chromium Alkyls as Homogeneous Models for Heterogeneous Polymerization Catalysts"

Research Publications

Mulatu Lemma. 2005. Logarithmic Weighted Means Matrix, Southeast Asian Bulletin of Mathematics, 29(2005)115-118.

Faculty & Students at NOBCChE Annual National Conference

Dr. Hua Zhao and Dr. Adegboye Adeyemo of the Chemistry Program in the Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics attended along with students Artez Sims, Shannon Watts, and Lee Jackson the Annual National Conference of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) held in Orlando, FL during March 20-26, 2005.

They made the following paper and poster presentations:

Artez L. Sims, Terra E. Person, Rasheed A. Lawal, LaDena A. Holley, Olarongbe Olubajo and Hua Zhao: “Evaluation of Enzyme Activity and Stability in ‘Green’ Ionic Liquids”

Lee Jackson, Adegboye O. Adeyemo, Jannie Baker, Olarongbe Olubajo and George N. Williams: “Metal (I) and Metal (II) Complexes of a New Water-Soluble Porphyrin”

Shannon Watts, Adegboye O. Adeyemo, Jannie Baker, Olarongbe Olubajo and George N. Williams: “Metal Ions Interactions with Sulfonated Meso-Tetrakis(1,4-Benzodioxanyl)Porphyrin”

Students Participate in Elementary School Science Fair

Students of MAGEC-STEM Program and SSU-Student Branch of National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) participated in the Science Fair held at Marshpoint Elementary on Whitemarsh Island on March 3, 2005. The SSU students took the lead in developing science exhibits that conveyed scientific and engineering concepts such as sound travel, strength of structures, buoyancy, flight, and others. The Fair was attended by students from a number of elementary schools in Chatham County.

Dr, Jonathan Lambright of Department of Engineering Technology and Co-Director, MAGEC-STEM, coordinated the participation of students in this project.


Dear Alumni! .... Please Help Us in Recruitment!

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University News

Monday, April 11 at 10:00 AM

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Quotable Quotes ......!

"No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking." - Francis Marie Arouet de Voltaire

"It is not the possession of truth, but the success which attends the seeking after it, that enriches the seeker and brings happiness to him." - Max Planck 

"Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety nine percent perspiration." - Thomas Alva Edison

This monthly e-Bulletin, ‘SciTech’, will provide you with the latest information about the College of Sciences and Technology of Savannah State University. It will also include selected highlights from the world of Sciences and Technology.

Please send your comments/contributions to next e-Bulletin to jay or Berenice Scott before 15th of each month.

Dr. Babajide Familoni
Dean, College of Sciences and Technology
P.O. Box 20019, Savannah, GA 31404
Tel: 912 356 2349
Fax: 912 356 2432