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Biology and Environmental Science News

Date: Sep 2015

Senior Environmental Science major Diamonique Clark is taking advantage of every opportunity college has to offer. This past summer she participated in a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. ...Click here to read more.

The Stevenson University Department of Biological Sciences will welcome Dr. Eric Pallant, Professor and Chair of Environmental Science at Allegheny College, to a special event as part of the Maryland STEM Festival, of which Stevenson University is one of the sponsors....Click here to read more.

Dr. Obae took his Environmental Chemistry Lab students outside to have hands-on experience on how to use a gas sampling pump to collect and analyze concentrations of different gases in the environment....Click here to read more.

Chris Edler (BIO ’11) was recently hired by Stevenson to facilitate the BIO113 SoLVE sessions on Wednesday night. After graduating in 2011, Chris was hired by an environmental testing laboratory. Although he enjoyed his position, he quickly realized that his passion was teaching....Click here to read more.

The Biology Department will use the Winter 2016 term in January to get away! Twelve students and two biology faculty will travel to Costa Rica for twelve days as part of the three-credit ENV 320 Environmental Field Studies course. The students will develop research questions before they go to Costa Rica where they will study the unique habitats and rare species that reside all around the country. Students will have the opportunity to conduct research at two field stations during their trip. They will also visit hot springs, waterfalls, active volcanoes, cloud forest, and beaches, as well as participate in zip line, white water rafting and safari boat tours.

Last January students took a trip to the Galapagos Island where they were able to see the famous Galapagos turtles, “Middle of the World”(pictured above),  volcanoes, islands, museums, and Charles Darwin’s Research Station. We know the students are going to have a blast and we look forward to hearing stories and seeing pictures from this year’s trip to Costa Rica.

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