Upcoming Events

On Tuesday, March 19, at 1 pm in AH 153 for the BIOL 362 Biology Seminar,  Dr. Richard Smith from the Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery at UTHSC and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Memphis will be speaking about his research.  His talk is entitled: Studies on Bone and Tendon Healing and Osteolysis.

Last year's Science Fair

Last year’s Science Fair

On March 20 and 21, CBU will host the 59th annual Memphis-Shelby County Science and Engineering Fair.  This is a regional Fair that is affiliated with the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair for the high school competition and with the Broadcom Masters Competition for Middle School Students. Judging of projects will take place from noon until 2 pm on March 21.  The event is co-hosted each year by the CBU chapter of the Student Members of the American Chemical Society and the CBU Chemistry Department and School of Science. The high school division is for grades 9 through 12 and accepts only individual projects; the middle school competition is open to grades 6 through 8 and accepts both team and individual projects. The high school division winner of our Fair goes on to compete in the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held in Phoenix, AZ, this year. The top 10% of our middle school fair goes on to compete in the on-line phase of the Broadcom Masters competition. Our student participants come from the Memphis-Shelby county area. Our competition is open to all middle and high schools in Memphis/Shelby county, whether public or private, to students from schools that do not have science fairs, and to home school associations. We do not charge schools or students a fee to enter. If you would like to participate in judging or know of a middle school or high school student who would like to enter, please contact the Fair Director, Dr. Dennis Merat, Associate Professor of Chemistry, at dmerat@cbu.edu .

On Friday, March 22, Beta Beta Beta (and TKE) is scheduled for a tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  Participants need to be there between 3:00 and 4:00 pm for a welcome at the Pavilion with tours following.  Beta Beta Beta is doing this tour in conjunction with Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity.  People who are interested in the tour need to contact J.D. Wolfe directly at 501-773-0355 jwolfe1@cbu.edu.

On Saturday, March 23, CBU will host the Forty-Fourth Annual Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Twenty-Eighth Annual Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad. Students who earn top scores on the Local Examination for the Chemistry Olympiad will return to CBU on April 13 to take the National Exam. The top scorers on the National Exam may be invited to become part of the team that will represent the United States at the 45th International Chemistry Olympiad to be held in Moscow, Russia, on July 15-24, 2013. The Competitive Examination in High School Chemistry and the Chemistry Olympiad Examination are sponsored by the Memphis Section of the American Chemical Society and co-hosted by the CBU Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society ( SMACS) and the CBU Department of Chemistry. For more information please contact Dr. Dennis Merat, Associate Professor of Chemistry, at dmerat@cbu.edu.

On Monday, March 25, Dr. Malinda Fitzgerald, Professor of Biology, is giving a talk to the R and D Forum in the Nolan Engineering Building at 4 pm entitled:  ”The many facets of research in biology at CBU”.  Research can be characterized many different ways.  It can be a simple project that tests a hypothesis in a class, or years of work on a very esoteric project.  In this seminar she will review some of the projects and types of research conducted in the department of biology.

Broup shot at the TAS meeting last year.

Group shot at the TAS meeting last year. Photo courtesy of Dr. James Moore

On April 6, CBU will host the Western Collegiate Division Meeting Tennessee Academy of Sciences.  Abstract Deadline is Friday, March 15, 2013.  Keynote Speaker is Dr. Duane McKenna, Assistant Professor University of Memphis.  Contact  Dr. James Moore, Assistant Professor of Biology, for more information.

Last April's Volleyball Game

Last April’s Volleyball Game

On Thursday, April 11, we will have our annual CHARITY VOLLEYBALL GAME.  CBU’s biology honor society, Beta Beta Beta (along with the other School of Sciences Student organizations), is hosting the 11th annual Students vs. Faculty Charity Volleyball Game. Youth and Vitality (Tri-Beta, ACS, and other Sciences students) will take on Old Age and Deceit (Sciences faculty, alumni, and various “ringers”) at 6:00 p.m. in Canale Arena. All proceeds will go to the Church Health Center. Lots of prizes will be raffled, and admission is free!   If you’d like to show off your volleyball skills in front of professors and friends, arrive at 6:00 pm on game day to warm up and bring $2.  Sign-up sheets will also be in front of Dr. Ogilvie‘s and Dr. Merat‘s offices. There will be practice on Mondays (March 25 and April 8) at 6:00 pm in Canale to perfect your technique.   Don’t miss out on the bake sale and your chance to buy raffle tickets during lunch outside Alfonso Dining Hall this week! You could win a gift card, or a prize!

Group shot from the 2012 Research Poster Session

Group shot from the 2012 Research Poster Session.

On Tuesday, April 16, the Seventeenth Annual CBU Student Research Poster Session will be held in the Sabbatini Lounge of the Thomas Center. Here are pictures and information from last year’s session.

On Tuesday, April 16, the CBU Math Department will be hosting part of the Tennessee Mathematics Teachers Association (TMTA) High School Math Tests.  We expect about 160 students this year.