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Westminster College professor featured in ASBMB Today magazine

Friday, September 28, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Dr. Karen Resendes, associate professor of biology at Westminster College, was recently highlighted in ASBMB Today magazine.

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Westminster student, professor continue mosquito research in Costa Rica

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – A Westminster senior and biology professor traveled to Costa Rica over the summer to continue their work on a mosquito-related research study.

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Recent Westminster College Graduates Earn Top Prizes at the National Biological Honor Society Undergraduate Symposium

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

NEW WILMINGTON, PA – Olivia Sniezek, a 2018 Westminster molecular biology graduate, and Madison Gallucci, a 2018 Westminster biology graduate, were each awarded first place in their respective poster sessions at the 2018 National Biological Honor Society (TriBeta) Undergraduate Symposium held May 30 to June 3 at California State University in Monterey Bay, Calif.

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Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research Announces 2018 Summer Research Fellows

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Drinko Center for Undergraduate Research at Westminster College is pleased to announce the second cohort of Summer Research Fellows. Student and faculty pairs from all academic disciplines were encouraged to apply for one of the highly competitive research fellowships, and only six were accepted for summer 2018.

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Cluster Students to Present Solar Feasibility Study Results at Open House

Monday, April 30, 2018

The first cohort of students in the Environmental Project Management Academy (EPMA) will present the results of a solar energy feasibility study on Monday, May 7, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the New Wilmington Borough Building (134 High Street), immediately prior to the monthly Borough Council Meeting. The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided.

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Six Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science Seniors Present at Pittcon 2018

Friday, March 23, 2018

Six seniors from the Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Science Departments participated in the 2018 Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (Pittcon) in Orlando, Florida. The students presented posters on their research and served as conference aids for the duration of the conference.

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Westminster College Students Travel to Ecuador for Field Experience

Thursday, January 18, 2018

While some of us were bundling up in these frigid temperatures, Dr. Marosh Furimsky and Dr. Joseph Balczon led a group of 30 Westminster students in traveling throughout Ecuador as part of a two-week academic field experience. Westminster's biology program offers both domestic and international travel experiences as part of the curriculum for students. While in Ecuador, the group observed and identified many different species of native and endemic animals and plants including the famous Darwin's finches, giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies.

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Results of Collaborative Environmental Research Presented to Lawrence County Conservation District

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Four students participating in the environmental science/studies capstone class presented the results of their research to the Lawrence County Conservation District during their monthly board meeting on Dec. 6, 2017, in New Castle, PA.

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Passion for Research: Austin Arrigo '18

Friday, October 20, 2017

As students progress through their selected programs, it’s hard for them to imagine ever getting out of the classroom and into real-world applications. However, through internships, Westminster students are not only able to get a taste of what they may want to do in the future but also make an impact in their respective fields. 

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