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Strategic Plan 2015-2020

After 20 months, we are excited to launch the College of Science Strategic Plan 2015-2020: LEAD—Learn, Engage, Achieve, Discover: Global Excellence in Science.

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Data Science

Big Data expertise transcends disciplines

The College of Science has made strategic investments to extend the impact of data science on transdisciplinary research.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Discover: Research Highlights

The College of Science has an extensive research portfolio that is globally recognized, providing our students enriching and life-changing experiences.

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Faculty and Staff

A Day in the Life

May Nyman, chemistry professor and mother of three, juggles teaching, research and service that extend widely beyond 40 hours a week.

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Data Science

Data Science

Data science is a key area of growth because it is highly relevant, we have an obligation, we have key strengths and there is opportunity.

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Alumni and Friends

Making us proud

Alumna Carolyn Hennig ('64) remembers long years of struggling to pay for her science education which is what inspired her to establish an endowed scholarship.

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Better than honey?

Oksana Ostroverkhova is developing a formula with blue dyes to stimulate the blue photoreceptor in bees, attracting them to fertile clover fields during pollination.

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Faculty and Staff

Faculty Highlight: Afua Nyarko

Growing up in a “curiosity-driven environment," Afua Nyarko excelled in science and mathematics enough to study biochemistry at one of Ghana’s top science universities.

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Alumni and Friends

Celebrating excellence: 2015 Alumni Awards

The College of Science honored three distinguished individuals at its 2015 Alumni Awards recognizing their achievements and service.

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Marine Science

Biology student dives for science and corals

Katherine Dziedzic travelled to Panama for coral research this summer after winning a College of Science COSSTA scholarship.

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Faculty and Staff

Physics professor named APS Fellow

Janet Tate, Dr. Russ and Dolores Gorman Faculty Scholar and physics professor, has been elected an American Physical Society Fellow.

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Biology student, science policy award winner, STEM educator

Natalie Hambalek was one of just four students nationwide to be awarded the Ecological Society of America Graduate Student Policy Award.