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“RI-INBRE has been very good to me in supporting my research,” says Jamie Towle-Weicksel. “I am very thankful.”
You don't have to be a total science geek to appreciate what goes on in the Department of Physical Sciences at Rhode Island College.
"There are few things more beautiful than the core of a nuclear reactor," says RIC Associate Professor of Physical Sciences Benjamin Young.
Since graduating from RIC in ’05 with degrees in chemistry and computer science, Jide Okandeji earned a Ph.D. at Brown, became a lab chemist, filed four patents and is now managing products used in life-changing research and clinical diagnostics.
Between her parents, who never limited what she could do based on gender, and her high school track coaches, who saw her innate leadership ability, Cante developed a strong sense of self. Today, she passes it on.
There was no wind, only an eerie calm. Sea ice floated alongside the 274-foot vessel in 0 degree temperature. On deck, a cadre of research scientists from around the world huddled in parkas in a silent, collective state of awe.
"I love Rhode Island College. There's not many schools like it," says Richmond. "The big universities tend to focus a lot on faculty research and getting articles published. Oftentimes teaching becomes secondary. At Rhode Island College I received personal, individualized attention that you just don't get at a large university."
Christopher Reddy collects oil leaking from the USS Arizona, which was destroyed during the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 in Oahu, Hawaii. (In the background, the USS Arizona Memorial straddles the sunken vessel.)
At RIC, research students aren't worker bees, they're collaborators.