Outlook Magazine Fall 2016

During the past decade the College of Science and Technology’s (CST) progress has been remarkable. Over the past eight years, CST has hired 78 new tenure-track faculty members. External research funding has increased by 35 percent just over the past three years.  

New CST hires and their research have helped propel Temple University to a worldwide ranking of 18th in total Google Scholar research citations and an R1/highest research activity designation by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Our students are succeeding on campus and in top graduate programs and coveted jobs. The latest issue of Outlook chronicles the college’s achievements in 2016 and offers a glimpse of where we are headed tomorrow.  These include:

  • advanced research exploring Antarctic ice loss, new diagnostic tools for mesothelioma, and reducing fat in chocolate through electric fields 
  • talented young researchers such as Xubin He in computer science, Joshua Schraiber in biology and Qimin Yan in physics 
  • enhanced mentoring and professional development initiatives that offer students tangible skills for successful careers
  • interdisciplinary investigations by our research centers and institutes in energy, new materials, cancer care, drug delivery and environmental conservation 
  • successful CST graduates, alumni and friends of the college who support our funding initiatives and the hundreds of individuals who support us each year