Category: Biological Sciences

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

New CAS student senators hope to connect with classmates this fall

SIUE’s College of Arts and Sciences student senators believe changes in the student government structure will give better representation to CAS students next fall.
Cody Osborne
Landon Montgomery
Haley Schlecht
Students were elected by direct vote from students enrolled in each college on candidates who were also enrolled in their respective colleges. This year’s CAS representatives are sophomore Cody […]

SIUE math major presents research at national conference

SIUE math major presents research at national conference

SIUE junior Kelly Buch is pursuing a career in biomathematics. SIUE currently does not have a bio math program, so Buch must actively seek research opportunities to prepare for graduate school.
SIUE junior Kelly Buch (right) presented her research in a poster and oral presentation in January. (Courtesy photo)
Buch earned a lucrative opportunity last summer when […]

Dino expert shares latest discoveries during annual Darwin Day celebration

Dino expert shares latest discoveries during annual Darwin Day celebration

Showcasing the latest in 3D modeling and technology, Dr. Lawrence Witmer, Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Ohio University presented the ways the advanced modeling techniques can further shed light on the large creatures that roamed the earth several millennia ago.
Dr. Lawrence Witmer, speaks about Dinosaurs during the Biological Sciences Departments […]

Biology Research project awarded NSF grant

Biology Research project awarded NSF grant

The National Science Foundation approved a $150,000 collaborative research grant in December for the Biological Science department to continue a research project that will study hybridization among two species of topminnow fish.
SIUE Biological Sciences Professor David Duvernell. (Courtesy photo)
Research for the project will continue this summer with experimentation and analysis split at labs in SIUE’s Science […]

SIUE alum brings a diverse set of skills to instructor, gardening position

SIUE alum brings a diverse set of skills to instructor, gardening position

Lindley Ballen is combining her passions: working in the outdoors, gardening and teaching.
SIUE alum Lindley Ballen is a garden coordinator and instructor at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. She graduated from SIUE with a master's in biological sciences in December 2014. (Photo courtesy of Lindley Ballen)
The SIUE graduate recently moved to the Pacific Northwest […]

Biology students get field experience, earn honors for research

Biology students get field experience, earn honors for research

Undergraduate presentation winners from the annual Illinois State Academy of Science meeting pose with mentor Peter Minchin. From left, Noah Dell, Minchin, Aaron Alexander, and Savanna Stabenow. (Photo courtesy of Minchin)
Conducting relevant research can require great motivation and at times, students must brave the elements to complete studies. Biology majors Aaron Alexander, Noah Dell and […]

LSAMP program encourages research, participation among minority students

LSAMP program encourages research, participation among minority students

Now in its 21st year, the SIUE Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program has continued to create opportunities for African American and Latino students in the fields of science, math technology or engineering.
SIUE LSAMP students and faculty take a break during the 2015 LSAMP Student Conference hosted by Chicago State in Tinley Park. (Photo […]

Stellar Student: Brittany Mersman

Stellar Student: Brittany Mersman

It didn’t take very long for Brittany Mersman to make a good impression on SIUE biology professor Amy Hubert.
Brittany Mersman is double majoring in Biology and Psychology. The native of Teutopolis plans to earn a PhD in pyschology after graduation. (Photo by Joseph Lacdan)
“She picks up stuff really fast,” Hubert said. “I show her how […]

Stellar Student: Shelby Markel

Stellar Student: Shelby Markel

Shelby Markel doesn’t remember exactly when she decided she wanted to become a doctor.
SIUE junior Shelby Markel, a biological sciences major from Bunker Hill, comes from a line of pre med students at SIUE. Her brother, Jordan, graduated from SIUE in 2014 and her uncle, Dr. Gary Rull is also an SIUE alum. (Photo courtesy […]

Stellar Student: Kelly Buch

Stellar Student: Kelly Buch

In her short time at SIUE, Kelly Buch has excelled in advanced math and biology courses.
Kelly Buch, a double major in math and Spanish, stands in front of the Alhambra, a palace and fortress built in the 14th century in Granada, Andalusia, Spain. (Photo courtesy of Kelly Buch)
Now, Buch’s search for new ways to challenge […]

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