Discover the Inspiring Journeys of International Undergraduate Students at Rowan University

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This story is one within a multi-part series highlighting the aspirations, hopes and dreams of a few of Rowan University’s international students. Read the other stories.  Meet seniors Izhar Ali from Sakhakot, Pakistan and Meena Govindarajan from Singapore, who share their experiences as international students here at Rowan University. Are you involved in internships, clubs, […]

How Physics Took Nicholas Kurth to Switzerland To Work With CERN

Nicholas stands outside the science building wearing a lab coat.

A Dive Into the Physics Major at Rowan University With a Graduating Senior Meet Nicholas Kurth, a senior from Deptford, NJ (Gloucester County) graduating this December, majoring in physics, minoring in astronomy & mathematics, and a CUGS (certificate of undergraduate study) in computer science. Can you describe what the physics major is like? “The physics […]

Beyond the Classroom: Graduate Student Jon Witkowski Puts Data Science Studies to Work in Cooper University Healthcare Internship

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Today we speak to Jon Witkowski of Ocean County, N.J. on his internship with Cooper University Healthcare. Jon is a Rowan Global student pursuing a master’s degree in Data Science through Rowan’s accelerated CADP 4+1 program. He recently graduated with degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics. While an undergraduate student, Jon was a member of […]

Meet #Rowan2026: Incoming College of Science and Mathematics Students

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Today we feature incoming first year students Ariana Benitez, Soorya B., Abby Titus (she/they), Leila Underwood (she/her), and Dallas Hainsworth (she/her). Ariana is from Bergen County, NJ and will be living on campus as a Psychology and Exercise Science major. Soorya is from Princeton, NJ (Mercer County) and will be living on campus as a […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Aspiring College Professor Holly Zurenda

Holly stands against a brick wall.

Today we speak to Holly Zurenda, a senior Computer Science and Mathematics double major. A Rapid City, South Dakota native, Holly attended Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology before transferring to Rowan University ten years later. Holly commutes from Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Atlantic County). Holly is set to […]

Meet #Rowan2025: Lizzie Schmidheiser, Future Teacher from Washington Twp. NJ

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Today we welcome first year student Lizzie Schmidheiser who will begin studying Secondary Math Education in the fall. Lizzie will commute from Washington Township, NJ (Gloucester County) and attends Washington Township High School. Welcome to Rowan! Could you share with us one thing you are looking forward in college? I am looking forward to meeting […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: From North Jersey To Utah, Chemical Engineering Major Jacob Molinaro

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Meet Jacob Molinaro, a Chemical Engineering major with minors in both Math and Chemistry who transferred from the County College of Morris and is originally from Essex County, NJ. He is taking remote classes at Rowan from his current residence in Utah. He shares more about his decision in choosing Rowan and what he loves about South Jersey. […]

Black History Facts All Students Should Know

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Today we speak to Rowan students from three different colleges who share insight on key moments in Black history and suggest books and movies to learn more.  “Black History Month originally began as Negro History Week, created by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. It only became Black History Month in 1976 when President Gerald Ford […]

TRANSFERmation Tuesday: Jordan Jiosi

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Today we feature first-generation college student Jordan Jiosi from Medford Lakes, NJ (Burlington County). Jordan is a double major in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence) and Mathematics (Statistics) and is in a Combined Advanced Degree Program for an MS in Computer Science. Jordan is a transfer from Rowan College at Burlington County (RCBC) and tells us […]

Black STEM Majors Share Advice for Black High School Students Interested in STEM

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Today, we’re highlighting Black STEM majors as they share some advice on where to start when looking into STEM. “Attend as many events as you can to meet new people that has the same interests as you and to also carry out with your interests,” says Ylanda Souffrant, a sophomore, first-generation college student and Math […]

#PROFspective: Electrical & Computer Engineering, Rowan After Hours and More

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Today we feature Alexandra Jackson, a senior Electrical and Computer Engineering major who minors in Mathematics, from Marlton, NJ (Burlington County). She lives on campus and is a Resident Assistant, the treasurer of the College Diabetes Network, is involved in Out in STEM (oSTEM) and Catholic Campus Ministry. Tell us about one club, organization or […]

#PROFspective: NASA Grant Recipient Emilio Vega

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Today we feature Emilio Vega, a senior Physics major with a minor in math and a certificate of undergraduate study in health physics from Monroe, NJ (Middlesex County). Emilio talks about his research and his time here at Rowan. Why did you choose your major? I first fell in love with physics when I was […]

One Great Thing About Living Away (Even During a Pandemic)

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Today we asked eight students what they like about living on campus even though we are in a pandemic. Between the restrictions and the difficulties that have come with COVID-19, these students have found good things about their current living situations. “The atmosphere. Your mind is in the school mindset. It would be harder to […]

4 Mathematics Education Majors Share Insight About Their Major

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Today, we speak to four students pursuing masters’ degrees in STEM education about one thing they wish they knew about their major or something that was better than expected.  “Teaching is a profession that requires passion. I warn future education majors to really make sure they are passionate about teaching and will love what they do. […]

#PROFspective: Mathematics Major Alisa Patel

Alisa standing outside of Robinson Hall.

Today we feature Alisa Patel, a junior Mathematics major with a Statistics of Operations Research and Data Analysis minor. Alisa is a first-generation college student from Cedar Grove, NJ (Essex County). Alisa is a tutor through tutoring services, a resident assistant (RA) through Residential Learning & University Housing and a mentor with Dr. Harley E. […]

Reppin’ North Jersey: Transfer Student Jean Han

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Today we speak to senior Chemical Engineering major Jean Han from Fort Lee, NJ (Bergen County). Jean, who also minors in Math, transferred from Bergen Community College and is a part of AIChE. What do you like to do off campus for fun? I like to go into Philadelphia. I also enjoy riding my bike […]

3 Mechanical Engineering Majors Share How Their Major Supports Their Professional Goals

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Today, we hear from three Mechanical Engineering majors on how their major is getting them ready for their professional goals. “I’d love for my career to improve the relationship between humanity and the planet, and have an impact on the way and efficiency with which we carry out our daily lives.” – Caroline Thistle, Senior, […]

6 Economics Majors Share What They Wish They Knew About Their Major

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Today, six Economics majors tell us what they wish they knew about their major! “I wish I would’ve known how much calculus was involved, but I do have to say it has improved my mathematical skills significantly.” – Sarah Prosser, senior, Economics major with a minor in Writing Arts, transfer student through Rowan Choice partnership […]

5 Women in Engineering Share Insights on Being Females in a Male-dominated Field

Engineering senior Alex Jackson poses outside on campus.

Today, we speak to five seniors from the College of Engineering about their experiences as women in a predominantly male field.   “Being a female in a male-dominated field can feel intimidating at times. I want to be seen and treated as an equal but I am aware that people will never treat me like a […]

Alumni Success: B.A. in Mathematics Grad Bri Arnold

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Today we feature Bri Arnold, an alumna from the Class of 2019 who holds a B.A. in Mathematics. Bri transferred to Rowan from Monmouth University in 2016. She lived on campus during her sophomore year in Holly Pointe Commons and lived off-campus during her junior and senior years. Bri is from Toms River, NJ (Ocean County), […]

8 Chemical Engineering Majors Share the WOW Moment in Their Majors

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Today, eight Chemical Engineering majors share their “WOW! I’m in the right major for me!” moments. “Well, it turned out my physics teacher was right. Most of everything that I’ve learned is intuitive to me, whether it is in engineering or chemistry. Quite honestly, I catch myself accidentally memorizing equations and information before I go […]

How One Professor Changed My Perspective on Math

Adriana and Professor Smith smile in front of the Mathematics suite.

Meet Adriana Simiriglio, a junior Elementary Education major specializing in Mathematics from Gloucester County. Today she shares how her mathematics professor changed her outlook on teaching and learning that ultimately made her a better problem-solver and soon-to-be teacher. I’m an education major. This means that I will relearn nearly 12 years of schooling, but this […]

Public Relations Major Lands Full-Time Job After Internship

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Meet Ciara Sikking, senior Public Relations and Mathematics double major, from Buena, NJ (Atlantic County). She shares how her summer internship at Holman turned into a full-time position post-graduation. In October of last year I sat down with my public relations advisor, Lori Block, to discuss class registration. I did not expect this very routine […]

Alumni Success: William Moylan, Special Education Teacher

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William Moylan graduated with his bachelor’s degree in Subject Matter Education/Math (2013) and master’s in Special Education (2015). From Park Ridge, NJ (Bergen County), William chose Rowan because he liked the small school feel and the respected education program. The distance was also perfect for him — Rowan was close enough for it to be […]

#PROFspective: Mathematics and Education Major Lawrance Stephenson

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Today, we speak with Lawrance Stephenson-Mosley, a freshmen Mathematics and Education major from Bridgeton, NJ, who lives on campus in Holly Pointe Commons. Lawrance will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he got the most out of his college experience as a Rowan Prof. […]

#PROFspective: Physics Major Marcella Mazzuca

Marcella stands by a metal sculpture outside the Engineering Hall at Rowan University.

Today, we speak with Marcella Mazzuca, a sophomore physics major from Mullica Hill (Gloucester County) who lives on campus at Rowan Boulevard Apartments. Marcella will share her #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how she’s getting the most out of her college experience as a Rowan Prof. Name: […]

Students Unify Rowan through Unified Sports

Kaitlee and Joseph sit on a bench together

 Co-presidents of Unified Sports, seniors Kaitlee Francisco, an elementary education and mathematics major from Washington Township (Gloucester County) and Joseph Egan, a mechanical engineering major from Fairfield (Essex County) contribute to the Rowan and South Jersey communities in ways that go far beyond the classroom.  On Nov. 3, Kaitlee and Joseph were elated to see […]

#PROFspective: Computer Science & Electrical and Computer Engineering Major Josiah Bell

Today, we speak with Josiah Bell, a freshman electrical & computer engineering and computer science double major from Pemberton (Burlington County), NJ, who lives on campus in Holly Pointe Commons. Josiah will share his #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how he’s getting the most out of […]

Exploratory Studies Workshop: A Preview of Science, Math and Health at Rowan

While the Exploratory Studies program at Rowan is being chosen more by freshmen undecided about their educational paths, many within the major do have a general idea of what fields they are drawn to, but they want a closer look before committing to a major. The workshops held by Exploratory Studies provide students with an […]

Dragons in the Student Center: A Night at Rowan After Hours

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You might think the Chamberlain Student Center would be empty on weekend nights, but think again! It’s packed Thursday through Saturday evenings because students are going to Rowan After Hours, known as RAH. Through the Office of Student Activities, RAH puts on events and activities in the Student Center every weekend. In the past there has been Disney themed dinners, a […]

#PROFspective Elementary Education and Mathematics Major Kaitlee Francisco

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Today we speak with Kaitlee Francisco, a sophomore elementary education and mathematics  major from Washington Township, Gloucester County, who lines on campus in the Townhouses. She will share her #PROFspective with us on what it’s like to be a Rowan University student and how she’s getting the most out of her college experience as a Rowan Prof. Name: […]

Rowan Prof Sweethearts Share Tales of Love, Lifelong Friendships

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Rowan alumni Bernard (‘94) and Julie Creache (nee Santoloci, ‘97) are the type of couple that will remind you of the various definitions of love this Valentine’s Day. Besides the usual love that is shared between swooning couples each Valentine’s season, Bernard and Julie beam with the love of friendship as well, both for their lifelong […]