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Honors students overcome pandemic challenges to complete theses (video)

Oglethorpe University’s graduating honors students — the largest group in recent history — have successfully completed and presented their honors theses, despite the many obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Oglethorpe’s Honors Program gives students the opportunity to further challenge themselves in the classroom and beyond. By converting courses into honors courses, students participate in […]

Alumna’s undergraduate research on spinner dolphins published

Could better educational signage reduce the disturbance of spinner dolphins in protected bays along Hawaii’s west coast? A research team from Oglethorpe thinks so. Alex Prots ’20, now an assistant instructor of genetics at Oglethorpe, was among the authors of a recently published article highlighting the team’s findings. Prots participated in the unique research opportunity […]

Spring research opportunities at Oglethorpe – Call for applications

Oglethorpe’s Division of National Sciences has announced new research opportunities available to undergraduates. These research opportunities include authentic faculty-mentored research providing students the opportunity to work side-by-side with a faculty member on a research project. In addition to a highly impactful experience, research positions may be awarded with course credit, authorship on papers, attendance at […]

Five students awarded undergraduate research funding

Five 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, chemistry, physics and theatre. Funding applications were evaluated by a committee comprised of Dr. Lea Alford, Eli Arnold, Dr. Beth Concepcion, Alyssa Kowis, Dr. Karen Schmeichel, Dr. Glenn Sharfman […]

Impact of science on society explored through student presentations

Science and human nature are mutually reinforcing in modern society. These are the guiding principles behind the final course in Oglethorpe’s CORE curriculum. During December, students in the 400-level course Science and Human Nature are participating in a digital program that will explore the history, philosophy and practice of science and how it interacts with […]

Student research fund now accepting applications

Research funding is available to Oglethorpe undergraduates, thanks to the Philip Weltner Library student research development fund, established in 2016. Students may apply annually for funding to defray costs incurred while conducting or presenting research. Eligible uses of the funds include attending conferences, research-related equipment, and project and logistical expenses. Nearly 30 stipends have been […]

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 […]