Wednesday, April 7, 2021
This spring, several Westminster College senior honors scholars will publicly defend their capstone research—a culmination of nearly two years’ worth of high-level academic exploration.
Friday, March 26, 2021
Westminster College’s National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project, the Environmental Project Management Academy (EPMA), is featured in the latest issue of Futurum, a magazine aimed to inspire young people to follow a career in the sciences, research and technology.
Monday, March 22, 2021
Dr. Joseph Balczon, associate professor of biology at Westminster College, will present “Today’s Special at the Microbial Food Court: Algae-Under-Glass” at the Faires Faculty Forum at 11:40 a.m. Wednesday, March 24, via Zoom.
Thursday, February 25, 2021
The Westminster College Board of Trustees approved faculty promotions and tenure at its recent February meeting.
Monday, January 18, 2021
A teaching lab activity developed by Westminster College Associate Professor of Biology Dr. Diana Ortiz and Tia Kowalo, a 2019 alumna, was recently published in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE), a peer reviewed publication of ecological educational materials by the Ecological Society of America.
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Dr. Karen Resendes, Westminster College associate professor of biology, will present the 2020-2021 Henderson Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Will W. Orr Auditorium.
Monday, August 31, 2020
Franco Rodriguez '21
Saturday, August 22, 2020
Meet Kara Kutsch, one of 10 students selected for a 2020 Summer Research Fellowship. During Kara’s fellowship, she examined what impact the removal of European starlings from American kestrel nest boxes would have. The senior biology major and secondary education minor from Home, Pennsylvania, is a member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society and the Lambda Sigma Honor Society. Her project, “Measuring the Effect of European Starling Removal on American Kestrel Nest Box Use,” was mentored by Dr. Kerri Duerr, associate professor of biology.
Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Meet Emily Cornman, one of 10 students selected for a 2020 Summer Research Fellowship. Emily, a senior biology and sociology major from Templeton, Pennsylvania, is passionate about clean water education and helping people live healthier lives. The summer fellowship has enabled Emily to gather data for her project, “Evaluating Wine to Water: Ceramic Silver-impregnated Pot and Candle Filters as a Sustainable Solution for the Global Water Crisis,” which examines three different types of household water filtration systems used in developing countries. Emily was mentored by Dr. Joseph Balczon, associate professor of biology.
Friday, July 17, 2020
A Westminster College faculty member has been elected to a three-year term as a council representative on the Council of Undergraduate Research (CUR) Executive Board, a dedicated group of professionals with expertise in higher education and undergraduate research who are charged with leading the organization and shaping its strategic priorities.
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