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Westminster Honors Students Awarded Honorable Mention Status in Goldwater Scholarship Competition

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation has announced 240 new Goldwater Scholars and identified 307 students as Honorable Mentions. For 30 years, Goldwater Scholarships have been awarded to thousands of undergraduates pursuing careers in STEM research. Westminster College honors students Tyler Heintz ’18 and Audrey Nickle ’18 were granted Honorable Mention status in the 2017 Goldwater Scholarship competition.

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Resendes and Westminster Students Publish Cancer Biology Research in Apoptosis

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.

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Westminster College Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Support Rural STEM Students

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

The National Science Foundation has awarded Westminster College a grant of $648,670 for its project “Rural Discovery Scholars: Providing Targeted Services and Role Models to Increase STEM Preparedness in Rural Students.”

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Westminster College to Host Nationally Recognized Urban Educator at IQ-STEM Week, June 20 - 24

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

As part of the NSF Robert J. Noyce Scholarship Grant, Westminster College will host an IQ-STEM workshop, June 20 – 24, featuring nationally recognized urban educator, Dr. H. Richard Milner IV. The event is open to student fellows and area STEM partner high school teachers.

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2016 Graduate to Present Research at St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Tennessee

Monday, May 23, 2016

A Westminster College class of 2016 graduate, Kelly Higby, has been selected to present her undergraduate honors research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. this July

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Westminster College Welcomes State-of-the-Art Science Equipment to Campus

Thursday, April 28, 2016

This semester, Westminster College welcomed a micro-volume spectrophotometer to campus through a grant, enhancing biological and chemical teaching and research for over 250 students.

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Join Us: Research Celebration, April 20

Friday, April 15, 2016

Westminster College will host the Undergraduate Research and Arts Celebration (URAC) featuring presentations and performances from more than 300 students from each department, April 20 from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. throughout campus.

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Westminster College to Host First Annual STEM Academy Camp, Learning How to Survive on Planet Mars

Friday, March 4, 2016

Registration is now open for Westminster College’s first annual STEM Academy, from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day from June 27 – 30. This year, the camp is open to the first 30 students entering grades nine and ten. Registrations following will be added to the waitlist.  

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Have You Heard about ResPAC at Westminster?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Westminster College’s ResPAC (Research Professions Advisory Committee), developed in 2009, is the only known program of its kind in the nation providing students in chemistry, biology, physics, math, computer science, and psychology, with resources to help those who are interested in pursuing Ph.D.s and/or careers in scientific research.

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Westminster College Associate Professor Provides Opportunity for Students to Present at Cell Biology Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Three students from Westminster College return to campus this semester with experiences and memories from last month’s trip to the American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) national conference in San Diego, Calif.

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