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IIT College of Science has developed a new pathway to a teaching license in Illinois: the STEM Education minor. Students who major in mathematics, science, or engineering can take at a maximum of seven courses/24 credit hours of STEM education classes to earn the minor. Together, the B.S. and minor...
For those accustomed to seeing the Nobel Prize in Physics go to the discovery of exotic particles such as the Higgs Boson, the recent announcement from Stockholm might come as a surprise. The 2014 Nobel was awarded to three Japanese physicists for their work in the development of a blue light...
Bruce Toomire, an IIT Master of Health Physics student, presented a paper at the 59th Annual Health Physics Society (HPS) meeting in Baltimore, MD, July 13-17. His attendance was supported by the HPS’ travel grant for students.  Toomire’s paper, “Current Issues in Waste...
Two classes of 11-12 Master of Health Physics students from all over the country met on IIT's Main Campus for a week in July to complete Physics 770, Instrumentation for Radiation Health Physicists. The health physics program at IIT teaches students to be vigilant in their oversight, use, and...
Physics Professor Daniel Kaplan’s poster on “Measuring Antimatter Gravity with Muonium” won the Poster Competition at the 3rd International Conference of New Frontiers in Physics. The conference was held July 28-Aug. 6, 2014 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete, Kolymbari, Crete,...
Grant Bunker, chair and professor of physics, and Carlo Segre, Duchossois Leadership Professor of Physics, welcomed 35 international and domestic graduate students to IIT Main Campus for the annual APS/IIT XAFS Summer School, held July 7-11, 2014. The school is a collaboration between Argonne...
Carl Paperiello gave a guest lecture on “NRC: What It Is and Does – Personal Experiences” to health physics graduate students in the Standards, Statutes and Regulations class, a required course in the IIT Master of Health Physics Program. Paperiello is an independent nuclear...
S.Y. Chen, director of the Master of Health Physics program, spoke on a panel at the 2014 Gilbert W. Beebe Symposium, “The Science and Response to a Nuclear Accident,” on May 13 in Washington, D.C. The symposium is an annual scientific conference, sponsored by the National Institute of...
On September 26, 2013, Craig Yoder presented an online guest lecture on “External Radiation Dose Monitoring” to students in the Radiation Dosimetry course, a required course for completion of the IIT Master of Health Physics program. Yoder, an internationally known expert in radiation...
On October 23, 2013, Richard Toohey delivered an online guest lecture on “The National Council on Radiation Protection (NCRP) Wound Model:  Development and Application” to the students in the Radiation Dosimetry course, a required course for completion of the IIT Master of Health...

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