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Biology and chemistry students to report research findings

Nine EMU biology and chemistry majors will present findings from their research projects at the final Suter Science Seminar of the school year, 4 p.m. Friday, Apr. 17, in room 104 of the Suter Science Center. The projects to be discussed are: “electrophysiology of lutamate receptors,” Dr. Gre ...More

EMU Grad to Present at Science Seminar

Kenton Swartz, a senior member of the molecular physiology and biophysics section at National Institutes of Health A research scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Md., will discuss the ways that voltage sensors and electrical signaling happen ...More

Professor/Energy Conservationist Lehman Dies

A retired faculty member who did extensive energy research and conservation projects on campus along with his teaching has died just four days after his sister, another former EMU professor, passed away.   Robert C. Lehman, profes ...More

Science Seminar Examines ‘Plant Stress’

Do plants experience stress? And if so, how does it affect them? Does it matter to us humans? EMU chemistry professor Dr. Stephen Cessna will share his research in this field at the next Suter Science Seminar, when he’ll speak on the topic, “On the Suffering of ...More

Students, Faculty Work Together on Cutting-Edge Research

For most majors, EMU offers smaller classes that provide much opportunity for close student-faculty interaction and mentoring. In addition, many majors include opportunities for internships, where students apply classroom learning to “real world” settings. Beyond this, a number of students majoring in the sciences, particularly biology or ...More

EMU to Benefit from Science Foundation Grant

Four area colleges, including EMU, have received a partnership grant of nearly $1.5 million from the National Science Foundation to help boost enrollment among science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors. The NSF money will be used to run a summer “get ahead” type program for students who are interested in STEM majors and who need some extra preparation t ...More

Vintage Physics Chart Installed in Science Center

It looks like something out of a Jules Verne novel. John L. Horst, professor emeritus of physics at EMU, recently salvaged from storage a large chart depicting "principles of electromagnetic radiations," dated 1938. Horst taught at EMU from 1967 until retiring in 2004. ...More

Prizes Offered for Crossroads Science Issue Story Ideas

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Suter Science Seminar to Probe Sleep Disorders

Dr. Evan Wenger, director of the Augusta Medical Center Sleep Disorders Laboratory, will speak at the next Suter Science Seminar on April 4. What some people would give for a good night’s sleep. The importance of sleep, and how sleep disorders a ...More

‘Do No Harm’ With Renovated Science Center

Create a building that will "do no harm." That was the mandate that EMU administration and Troyer Group architects heard from participants at a Jan.22 forum of some 200 staff, faculty, students, community members, and alumni at EMU. EMU hosted the event to gather ideas and foster a sense of ownership in plans to renovate the e ...More