Monday, August 14, 2017
Over the summer, Dr. Diana Ortiz, Assistant Professor of Biology, and junior environmental science major Tia Kowalo traveled to Costa Rica to conduct a research pilot study. Ortiz and Kowalo collaborated with with Dr. Laura Sirot from The College of Wooster (Ohio) and Dr. Adriana Troyo from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in San Jose to complete the study.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Westminster College was selected as one of only 12 institutions in the country to be part of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Transformations Project. The CUR Transformations Project is a four-year project designed to create cohesive, research-based undergraduate curricula in biology, chemistry, physics and psychology programs. Supported with funding from the National Science Foundation, Westminster is now among leading institutions pursuing school and college-wide transformations in student learning through undergraduate research.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
In 2014, officials announced that Westminster College was set to receive a $1.027 million grant through the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program of the National Science Foundation, a program aimed to increase qualifications of secondary educators in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or IQ:STEM). Since its inception at Westminster, seven scholars have been accepted into the program; four of which have graduated and are in their first years of teaching.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Dr. Diana Ortiz, assistant professor of biology, is guest speaking at the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh as part of the Café Scientifique series on Monday, June 5 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to adults. Food and drink will be available for purchase and parking is available for $5. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Monday, May 22, 2017
A Westminster College student and two faculty members received awards at the annual Bartramian Audubon Society Awards Ceremony on Monday, May 8, at the Jennings Environmental Education Center in Slippery Rock, PA.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Eight Westminster students attended and presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at the University of Memphis in Tennessee the weekend of April 6-8th. The students all received funding from the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research to attend the conference.
Monday, April 3, 2017
Dr. Kerri Cornell Duerr and Rebecca Zdilla '17 recently attended the Wilson Ornithological Society conference at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL. Duerr and Zdilla coauthored and presented a poster presentation entitled “Habitat use by American Kestrels and European Starlings in west-central Pennsylvania”.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Several Westminster students, alumni and Dr. Joel Postema, associate professor of Spanish, recently traveled to Sabaneta de Yásica, Dominican Republic to volunteer during a mission partnership between Presbyterian congregations in Pennsylvania and Ohio and the Iglesia Evangélica Dominicana in Sabaneta de Yásica, Dominican Republic.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Dr. Karen K. Resendes, associate professor of biology and coordinator of the molecular biology program, and a team of eight past and present Westminster College biology and molecular biology majors have published their cancer biology research entitled “5-Flurouracil disrupts nuclear export and nuclear pore permeability in a calcium dependent manner" in the journal Apoptosis: An International Journal on Programmed Cell Death.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Associate professor of biology and co-director of the Westminster College Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research, Dr. Karen K. Resendes, was recently elected Vice Chair/Chair Elect for the Biology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
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