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SUMMER RESEARCH FELLOW: EMILY KRINOS ’21

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Meet Emily Krinos, one of 10 students selected for a 2020 Summer Research Fellowship. Emily, a senior biochemistry major from Hubbard, Ohio, spent her summer studying geosmin, an organic compound that provides that earthy scent after a rainstorm.  Outside the lab, Emily is involved with Habitat for Humanity, the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the Chemistry Club and the Student Alumni Association. A dean’s list student, she is also the recipient of the Marmora Maude Dunlap and Dr. Edward A. Dunlap ’32 Scholarship, which is awarded to senior chemistry, biology and physics majors. Emily was mentored by Dr. Peter Smith, professor of chemistry.

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Westminster’s Drinko Center selects 2020 Summer Research Fellows

Friday, May 8, 2020

Ten Westminster College student-faculty pairs have been selected as the 2020 Summer Research Fellows by the Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research.

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Mallory Strickland Ciuksza '08: Feeding a community during a pandemic

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Dr. Mallory Strickland Ciuksza '08, a graduate of Westminster's biochemistry program, knows how to be a good neighbor. Her response to the COVID-19 pandemic? Making sure the people in her community are fed during these times of self-isolation and financial uncertainty.

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STEM women represent Westminster at Pittcon 2020

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Five Westminster College students presented research posters at Pittcon 2020, a leading annual conference and expo on laboratory science held March 1-5 in Chicago.

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Westminster College to host Discovery Day for high schoolers on Feb. 17

Monday, January 6, 2020

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Whether you’re a high school student who has decided upon a college major or you’re still exploring your options, the Westminster College Office of Admissions will offer a special Westminster Discovery Day on Monday, Feb. 17.

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Faculty members present how to prepare business, STEM students for workforce

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Dr. Helen Boylan, director of Westminster's Center for the Environment and professor of chemistry; Dr. Alison DuBois, director of the Graduate School and associate professor of education; and Brian Petrus, assistant professor of business administration, recently presented at the Academy of Business Education's 20th annual conference on Sept. 19, in Savannah, Ga.

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Westminster breaks ground for Hoyt Science Center $11.2 million expansion

Friday, September 20, 2019

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College broke ground today for the $11.2 million expansion to the Hoyt Science Center expected to be complete in spring 2021.

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