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Facultivities: Parallel programming, psychology and undergraduate research

WVU Tech’s faculty members are dedicated to the advancement of the fields they teach. Outside of the classroom, they’re researchers, writers, presenters, go-to experts and road warriors who share their passion for learning with the world.

Here’s what our faculty members were up to in February and March:

In late February, “A Parallel Implementation for the Negative Cost Girth Problem” by Dr. Matthew Williamson (Computer Science) was published online by the International Journal of Parallel Programming. Dr. Williamson’s work will appear in the journal’s April print edition.

Dr. Richard Squire (Chemistry) delivered his plenary talk, “Coherent Exciton-Polarition Model for Photosynthetic Energy Transfer,” to 400 scientists from 22 countries during the 55th annual Sanibel Symposium last month. The symposium was organized by the University of Florida and hosted in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

Dr. Cynthia Hall (Psychology) will travel with three students to Hilton Head, South Carolina this month to attend the 61st annual Southeastern Psychological Association conference. There, psychology students Jacqueline Carroll, Adam Westrick and Alexandra Dunn will present their psychometrics research project, “Development and Validation of the Approval Seeking Questionnaire.” Dr. Hall will present her own psychometrics research in “Development and Validation of the Magical Thinking/Ideation Scales.”

Dr. Farshid Zabihian, (Mechanical Engineering), Dr. Winnie Fu (Engineering Technology), Dr. Bernhard Bettig (Mechanical Engineering), and Dr. Yogendra Panta (Mechanical Engineering) served as advisors for research projects displayed in the state Capitol Complex in early March during Undergraduate Research Day. Read about the event and see photos here.