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Junior awarded scholarship to study abroad in Japan

Congratulations to Anissa Rickerson ’19, a recent recipient of a scholarship from the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO). During the spring 2018 semester, she will attend Japan’s Otaru University of Commerce, located in one of Japan’s historic cities of commerce. “I am delighted by this news,” said Dr. Stephen B. Herschler, interim director of the Center for Global […]

Atlanta Audubon Society Board elects Oglethorpe’s Dr. Roarke Donnelly

Dr. Roarke Donnelly, professor of biology, has been elected to the Atlanta Audubon Society Board of Directors. Dr. Donnelly will serve a three-year term, beginning January 1, 2018. Dr. Donnelly is a master bird bander with special interests in ecology, behavioral ecology, urban ecology, bird conservation, and STEM education. He regularly teaches 10 courses in […]

Six students awarded undergraduate research grants

The Philip Weltner Library Undergraduate Research Fund, established in 2016, has announced its research grant recipients for the following year: Ryne Bustamante received funding to continue mathematical research and use of a 3D printing lab. Ryne began researching methods of visualizing concepts from multivariate calculus for an honors designation in Calculus III in the spring 2017. By incorporating […]

Physics students design & build responsive electronics

Hands-on experience powers physics lab For the final project in Dr. Mariel Meier’s Fundamentals of Electronics course, students were tasked with building an electronic that interacts with or responds to environmental elements, such as wind, sound or other electronic transmissions. The projects were a study in Arduino microcontrollers, an open-source electronic prototyping platform, which students used to control […]

Photos: Students present STEM research at PRISM

PRISM (Posters of Research in Science and Mathematics) is an annual event that celebrates independent undergraduate research. Students of natural and behavioral sciences (biology, chemistry, physics, psychology) and mathematics  present research from courses, labs and independent studies in a poster session open to the public.  

Students prep for “hardest math test in the world”

Imagine taking the most difficult test imaginable. Now imagine volunteering to do so. Four Oglethorpe students, Agbolade Akande ’19, Robert Dougherty-Bliss ’19, Kaitlyn Harysch ’19 and Sealtiel Garcia ’18, have been voluntarily gathering on nights and weekends to practice math problems in preparation for the William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition on December 2. Around 4,000 undergraduates participate in the […]

How to succeed at Oglethorpe with a little help from your friends

In an effort to ensure every student thrives, Academic Success provides an assortment of programs to provide the personal, social, professional and academic skills necessary to succeed in school and life. “The biggest benefit of peer tutors is that they have shared their students’ experience of learning (and perhaps, struggling through) the same material. Asking us […]

Oglethorpe University – Mercer University College of Pharmacy Research Pipeline Internships

In fall 2014, the Natural Sciences Division at Oglethorpe University allied with Dr. Kevin Murnane of Mercer University’s College of Pharmacy to develop a biomedical research and training pipeline for Oglethorpe science students looking for authentic research experiences. This collaboration has been formalized to provide research opportunities that compliment Oglethorpe’s liberal arts approach and this year […]

Student research development fund now accepting applications

Oglethorpe’s undergraduates have access to research funding, 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. All students are eligible to apply, […]