In a typical model of hands-on research, biology major Rebecca Drooger collaborated with professor Roman Miller for over two years on the effects of plant-based estrogen on mice. Her findings could impact broader cancer research!
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Studies in Biology at EMU
If you’re interested in biology, you’re interested in life. Humans, animals, forests, streams and soil … these are subjects of concern and fascination.
At EMU you’ll work side by side with others who share your interest as you conduct experiments, analyze data, study diagrams, debate issues and take field trips. Biology students have the privilege of working with faculty on research projects in biology. Recent examples of student research include projects on the genetics of aging, the organic production of blueberries, and methods of controlling invasive fire ants in Hawaii.
Professors who are mentors
Our school’s small size means ready access to equipment and individual instruction. Professors who are mentors help you develop skills in scientific interpretation and an awareness of the ethical issues that surround science. They emphasize the harmony between the natural world and God’s Word.
Biology is one of the biggest programs at EMU because we have an excellent reputation. Our graduates are sought both by graduate schools and employers – they know EMU biology grads are well-prepared critical thinkers with real-world experience.
Spring internship with NIH – and tarantula toxins – extends into summer for chemistry major Charlie GoodJune 22nd, 2015
The effects of tarantula toxins on the nervous system is a hot topic in the neurology field today. Enter Charlie Good: a rising senior majoring in chemistry at Eastern Mennonite University who is interning at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Good works in the molecular physiology and biophysics section under the …More
- April 27th, 2015
Ten graduating seniors were honored as Cords of Distinction recipients in a ceremony held Saturday afternoon, April 25, 2015 at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). Faculty, staff and fellow students nominated the recipients, who were cited for their “significant and verifiable impact” on the university and on student life; for their contributions to developing the institution’s …More
Annual Spring STEM Celebration features pizza, posters and trivia with profs in the renovated Suter Science CenterApril 22nd, 2015
In conducting research, Sam Stoner says he’s learned diligence, time management, and patience – all qualities that the environmental sustainability major and business administration minor says will pay off as he works toward his goal of becoming a business owner. And in participating in the Spring STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Celebration poster session …More