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The following examples show the types of research that have taken place over the past several years in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics . Departments vary in size, therefore the number of research topics varies.

Biology • Lake and prairie restoration • The RNA helix structure • The effects of exercise on the endocrine and reproductive systems • Bacterial genetics

Chemistry and Biochemistry • Synthesis and characterization of novel magnetic solids • Studying genetic regulation and DNA repair • Analysis of smoke produced during field burning • Improving methods used to obtain DNA evidence • Synthesis of compounds useful in neuroscience applications • Investigating the biochemistry of cell signaling pathways • Studying biochemical processes through pulsed laser photoacoustics

Computer Science • Computational intelligence • Intelligent informatics • Secure computing • Computing systems design • Algorithm analysis • Numerical computing • Cognitive science • Software engineering • Multimedia computing • Image processing

Engineering and Design • Manufacturing processes and materials • Materials testing • Fluids engineering • Microprocessor engineering • Package engineering • Mechanical design • Computer aided design • Desktop publishing

Geology/Earth Science • Radon gas distribution in Pacific Northwest caves • Permian bryozoans in South Island, New Zealand • Chemical analysis of water, waste, water, soil and sediments • Patterns of extinction and replacement in the Great Basin • Alkaline igneous rock and related precious metal deposits

Mathematics • Biostatistics • Math anxiety • Mathematics education in America and abroad • Ring theory • Remedial mathematics • Map projections • Differential geometry • Reliability theory • P-ADIC numbers • Harmonic analysis

Physics • Star Formation • Medical Imaging • Cosmic Rays • X-ray absorption • Stereoscopic computer modeling • Elementary particle interactions

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