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Biology student presents at national genetics conference

Earlier this year, Jovan Brockett ’20 was awarded travel funds to present his Honors thesis research at the Allied Genetics Conference in Washington DC. He is part of a growing number of Oglethorpe students to present research at a national conference. The Allied Genetics Conference is a national scientific research conference organized by the Genetics […]

Watch: Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium goes virtual

This year, Oglethorpe’s annual Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium/Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics was held virtually for the first time. The exhibition of student achievement featuring presentations and musical performances had to be adapted to an online environment in light of social distancing efforts. Despite this change, students gave lectures on a variety […]

Senior’s research seeks to protect Hawaiian dolphin population

Have you ever come across wildlife at the beach and wondered what to do? You are not alone, according to biology student Alex Prots ’20. Prots’ assistance with faculty-led research on spinner dolphin conservation policy took her to the coasts of Hawaii. There, she learned that wildlife, specifically Hawaiian spinner dolphins, were being treated poorly […]

Oglethorpe to celebrate student excellence April 16-17

Oglethorpe will once again present its annual celebrations of academic excellence—this year online. The Liberal Arts and Sciences Symposium (LASS), Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics (PRISM), and Hammack School of Business internship presentations will all be presented virtually on April 16-17. An academic tradition, LASS and PRISM showcase the exemplary scholarly work produced […]

13 students awarded undergraduate research funding

Thirteen Oglethorpe students have received undergraduate research awards from Oglethorpe’s Student Research Development Fund, distributed annually. The students are majoring in a range of disciplines, including biology, biopsychology, psychology, sociology, English, and comparative literature. Funding applications were evaluated by a committee comprised of Dr. Lea Alford, Eli Arnold, Dr. Nick Bujak, Dr. Beth Concepcion, Alyssa Kowis, Dr. Glenn Sharfman, Dr. Karen Schmeichel, […]

Chemistry lab addition invigorates academic research

Oglethorpe is home to a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscope. “It’s like an MRI, but for a molecule,” explained Dr. Andrew Walden, assistant professor of organic chemistry. “Everyone who is taking chemistry is going to be using it. That means physics, chemistry, all the biology majors.” Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectroscopy is a technique […]

Psychology major accepted into trauma research training program

This summer, psychology major Raquel Battaglia ’20 was selected to participate in the Undergraduate Trauma Research Training Program at Syracuse University. The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, is designed to provide undergraduates with research experience, while improving access to research opportunities for underrepresented groups, specifically military veterans. “The focus of the program is […]

Highlights: 2019 Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium

The Liberal Arts & Sciences Symposium brings together the university community in a day-long celebration of exemplary analytic and creative work produced by Oglethorpe students during the academic year. The day began with a PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics) poster session, where students presented their class-based and independent research projects. Keynote speaker was Oglethorpe’s own […]