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Goldwater Scholarship

Biochemistry, mathematics and molecular biology students win 2021 Goldwater awards for research excellence

Two students from the College of Science have been awarded the competitive 2021 Goldwater awards.

Science students doing field research
Integrative Biology

Researching intertidal communities ecosystems: Ecology fellowship supports student fieldwork

For Lily Miksell, the Alexei Lubchenco Menge Undergraduate Research Fellowship presented an exciting opportunity to pursue her interests in ecology and conservation.

Students use a variety of tools to conduct their summer research.

Summer fellowships awarded to exceptional science students

The College of Science is proud to announce that 41 science students have received summer undergraduate research awards.

Tori Puoci wearing headset win studio

Helping people care: A passion for science leads to student-created podcast

Victor “Tori” Puoci’s "At This Point” science podcast shapes undergraduate research science stories in such a way that people listen.

Michael Kupperman in front of his research poster
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Prestigious research internship opens new possibilities for double-major science student

Michael Kupperman was among the 20 percent of applicants accepted for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The paid 10-week internship program  is designed to encourage undergraduates and recent graduates to pursue STEM careers through research experiences at one of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories.

Tyler Parsotan in front of American flag and blue backdrop

Two physics graduate students win 2019 NASA grants

Two College of Science graduate students have received prestigious NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology awards in 2019.

Fruit flies under blue light in lab
Biomedical Science

Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn’t reach your eyes

Biologist Jaga Giebultowicz published a new study with which suggests that the blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes damage cells in the brain and retinas.

Kristofer Bauer standing on rocks on ocean shore with research equipment
Integrative Biology

Probing the mysteries of barnacle settlement: Ecology fellowship supports student fieldwork

The Alexei Lubchenco Menge fellowship introduced in 2019 is opening new opportunities for biology and zoology students interested in ecology and field work.

Rachel Sousa next to research poster

Using mathematical biology to explore everything from ecological phenomenon to cancer cells

Mathematics senior Rachel Sousa found her passion in mathematical biology, motivated to work harder and break barriers in the notoriously male-dominated field.

Warren Washington in office space
Alumni and Friends

Eminent climate scientist wins 2019 Lifetime Achievement in Science Award

Pioneering climate scientist and alumnus Warren Washington to present the 2019 Distinguished Lecture on October 11, 2019.

3d model of calprotectin protein
Biochemistry & Biophysics

Biochemists make advances on cancer treatments that spare healthy cells

Faculty and student researchers in biochemistry uncover protein modifications that may lead to potential new cancer therapies that spare healthy cells.

microscopic view of pink cancer cells

Researchers take key step toward cancer treatments that leave healthy cells unharmed

Biophysicists have opened up a possible avenue for new cancer therapies with reduced side effects.