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Communication Review Quarterly

CRQ Fall 2014 Issue!

Faculty Scholarship

Mark Tapsak

The National Science Foundation has awarded Zzyzx Polymers a $737,000 SBIR grant to support research and development efforts on the firm’s novel plastic polymers manufacturing process. Mark Tapsak, Ph.D., associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is one of the company’s cofounders. This SBIR Phase II project will demonstrate the first commercial-scale processing of post-consumer plastic materials for high-value applications using continuous mechanochemical compatibilization.

Kurt Smith Kurt Smith, Ph.D., professor of philosophy, is on sabbatical this semester. As part of his research project, he is a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University. Princeton's philosophy department has consistently been ranked one of the top few in the country, and counts many scholars of international reputation among its faculty. The department covers logic and philosophy of science, philosophy of mind and language, metaphysics and epistemology, value theory, and the history of philosophy, including both early modern and ancient.