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.
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.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. — Three Westminster College professors will be featured in the 2019 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The event will be held online at https://stemforall2019.videohall.com/presentations/1505 through Monday, May 20.
Monday, April 9, 2018
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Dr. Darcy Otto, professor of philosophy at Quest University Canada, will deliver the 32nd annual Woods Memorial Lecture on Nov 30 at 7 p.m. in the Phillips Lecture Hall located in the Hoyt Science Resources Center. Otto’s lecture, "The Promise of Quantum Computing," is open to anyone interested in learning more about quantum computing. No knowledge of mathematics or quantum physics is needed to attend.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Westminster students Tyler Heintz ’18 and Ava Hoag '18 recently returned from a summer research program in Italy. For 10 weeks, they studied and researched gravitational microlensing at the University of Salerno, near Italy’s famed Amalfi coast. Microlensing, a prediction of Einstein’s theory of relativity, is the deflection of light by the gravity of a star or planet, and is currently being used to discover small Earth-like exoplanets.
Monday, August 28, 2017
The total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017 was the first to cross America in 99 years, and Westminster’s astronomers were not going to miss it. Dr. Thomas Oberst and Dr. Robert Knop, Associate Professors of Physics, traveled to Hopkinsville and Princeton, Ky., respectively, to stand briefly in the 70-mile-diameter umbral shadow of the Moon as it swept by at 1500 miles per hour. For two minutes and 40 seconds, they witnessed one of the rarest of spectacles: the brilliant “diamond ring” of the sun’s last rays peeking through a lunar valley, followed by the ghostly ring of the corona.
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.
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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