November 2004 - Volume 3, Issue 11
Savannah State University

Your Attention!

In the Spot Light ..

More Publications!

Students at SERMACS


NSF Data

Dear Alumni ...

A 2003 Coolest Invention!

University News

Quotable Quotes!
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pixel Bringing to Your Attention:

NSF Report - "The Science & Engineering Workforce - Realizing America's Potential" -Executive Summary (August 14, 2003)
(Source: http://www,

Science and technology have been and will continue to be engines of US economic growth and national security. Excellence in discovery and innovation in science and engineering (S&E) derive from an ample and well-educated workforce - skilled practitioners with two- and four-year degrees and beyond, researchers and educators with advanced degrees, and pre-college teachers of mathematics and science. The future strength of the US workforce is imperiled by two long-term trends:

  • Global competition for S&E talent is intensifying, such that the United States may not be able to rely on the international S&E labor market to fill unmet skill needs;
  • The number of native-born S&E graduates entering the workforce is likely to decline unless the Nation intervenes to improve success in educating S&E students from all demographic groups, especially those that have been underrepresented in S&E careers.
The National Science Board has examined these issues and finds that national-level action is needed to ensure our country's capacity in S&E in an increasingly competitive and changing global labor market. The Federal Government has primary responsibility to lead the Nation in a coordinated response to meet our long-term needs for science and engineering skills in the US workforce.

According to US Commission on National Security/21st Century (2001):

"The scale and nature of the ongoing revolution in science and technology, and what this implies for the quality of human capital in the 21st century, pose critical national security challenges for the United States. Second only to a weapon of mass destruction detonating in an American city, we can think of nothing more dangerous than a failure to manage properly science, technology, and education for the common good over the next quarter century."


More Research Publications!

Dr. Babajide Familoni, Dean, College of Sciences & Technology:

  • "Driving Gastric Electrical Activity with Electrical Stimulation", Annals of Biomedical Engineering, March 2005

Dr. Harpal Singh and Dr. Elissa T. Purnell, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

  • "Aniline derivative-induced methemoglobin in rats", Journal of Environmental Pathology & Toxicology, 2004
  • "Hemolytic potential of structurally related aniline halogenated hydroxylamines in rats", Journal of Environmental Pathology & Toxicology, 2004

Dr. Mulatu Lemma, Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics:

  • "Logarithmic Transformations into l^2", Southeast Asian Bulletin of Mathematics, (2004),28(2), 291-298
  • "Taylor Transformations into Gw", Southeast Asian Bulletin of Mathematics, (2004),28(2), 299- 304

Students Present Papers at SERMACS!

Three students (majoring in Chemistry) presented papers at the 56th Southeastern Region Meeting of the American Chemical Society (SERMACS).

Darkus Jenkins: "Metal Ions Interactions with Meso-Tetrakis(2,3,5,6-tetrafluorophenyl)porphyrin"

Lee Jackson: "Synthesis and UV-Visible Spectra Characterization of Meso-Tetrakis(2-chloro-3quinolyl) porphyrin"

Shenoqua Holmes: "Zinc(II), Cadmium(II), Mercury(II) Complexes of a porphyrin derived from 1-pyrenyl carboxaldehyde"

Ms. Darkus Jenkins won Third Place Award for her presentation.

Dr. Adegboye Adeyemo, Prof. Jannie Baker and Dr. Olarongbe Olubajo participated in the meeting along with the students whose attendance was sponsored under the MAGEC-STEM Project.

Dr. Yaw Yeboah, Chair, Department of Environmental Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA has been selected as a External Evaluator of the MAGEC-STEM Program. Dr. Malik Watkins, Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in Urban Studies and also the Director of Survey Research Center at Savannah State University has been chosen as the Internal Evaluator.

Dr. Mulatu Lemma, Coordinator of Mathematics Program (Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics) in the College of Sciences & Technology has joined the Management Team of the MAGEC-STEM Program.

(Contact: Dr. Chellu S. Chetty/ Dr. Jonathan Lambright)

Some Interesting Data from NSF!

Source: National Science Board - Science & Engineering Indicators 2004

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Source: - 2003 Coolest Inventions

Inventor: PowaKaddy

If you love to golf but don't like lugging your clubs around, the remote-controlled RoboKaddy Titanium may be just what you need. Sure, you could hire a flesh-and-blood caddy to tote your clubs, but do you really want someone snickering at you every time you miss an easy putt? With the RoboKaddy, you just point the remote at the unit's antenna to get it rolling along at up to seven miles per hour. RoboKaddy isn't the only remote-controlled caddy that will hold all your clubs, but it is the only one that can go in reverse and collapse to fit neatly in the trunk of your car. You might break a sweat lifting it, however, since it weighs about 50 lbs. with its battery.

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University News

2005 Savannah Black Heritage Festival

"Experience Our Village: Empower Our Youth"

February 6-13, 2005

This Annual Black Heritage Festival is the sixth produced by Savannah State University and the 16th sponsored by the City of Savannah.
Contact Savannah Black Heritage Festival message line at 912 691-6847 for details.

Quotable Quotes ......!

"It should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid." - Albert Einstein

"Nine tenths of education is encouragement." - Anatole France  

"Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed." - Joseph Stalin

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