Chemistry Program at EMU
Cerrie Mendoza, a biology major, is taking part in a collaboration pilot project between the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), the U.S. Geological Survey, EMU and JMU to gather genetic samples from certain North American species of salamanders that were first collected and described 50 years ago.
Macson McGuigan, a senior environmental sustainability and digital media major, was named one of 12 North American Nature Photography Association College Scholars. McGuigan joined other scholarship winners and a crew of professionals, among them a doctoral researcher in evolutionary biology, to produce a film for the non-profit North Florida Land Trust.
Eastern Mennonite University junior Amanda Williams, from Millsboro, Delaware, spent the spring semester at Washington Community Scholars' Center in an internship with the Smithsonian Institute Museum of Natural History. Williams is double majoring in biology and environmental sustainability.
Samantha Kauffman and Marchelle Smucker, winners of the upperclass division of the STEM poster show, discuss their research with Professor Esther Tian. The duo explored high salt and high fructose diets. Thirty-nine research projects were showcased at the annual event.
Senior Amanda Williams, junior Bekah Mongold and Hannah Daley '17 take a break during summer data collection on Crab Run in Bergton, Virginia. Williams and Daley are the recipients of the first EMU Summer Research Grant, which they are using to explore the relationship between canopy cover and water temperature.
Examples of research projects of chemistry students and faculty at EMU are varied but have two things in common: creation care and chemistry for the common good. Students who work on a project for more than one summer typically see it through to completion and share their findings in scientific journals.
Professors are active in their scholarly work
Tara Kishbaugh traveled to Hollins University over October 13-14, 2016 to participate in the first of three meetings for the Senior Leadership Seminar organized by the Virginia Network.