Dean John L. Bear
College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics
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The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is a research and teaching powerhouse, and as dean, I enjoy explaining how our work helps make the world a better place.
This issue of NSM Momentum features two members of our faculty who, in very different ways, are making a difference.  One of them, Dr. Ioannis Pavlidis, associate professor of computer science, has developed a new technology that uses a computer to perform touchless monitoring of blood flow and pulse.  His technology has been named by Wired magazine as one of the 100 novel technologies expected to make a major impact on the future.  The other, Dr. Jeffrey Morgan, who is professor and chairman of mathematics, is using innovative methods to help area high schools improve mathematics education and better prepare students for university level mathematics courses—a must for success in many disciplines.  And we catch up with Joshua Udoetuk, one of our recent graduates, who is in his first year of medical school at the University of Pennsylvania.
I hope you enjoy this issue of NSM Momentum and wish you and yours a peaceful and happy holiday season.
Sincerely,
John L. Bear
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
University of Houston
 
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