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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 ...More

Alumni Award Recipient to Speak at Homecoming

Dr. Ingida Asfaw, EMU’s 2007 “alumnus of the year,” will speak at the next Suter Science Seminar during the school’s homecoming and family weekend. Dr. Ingida Asfaw, EMU’s 200 ...More

Check out the 2007-08 Suter Science Seminars

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Students Doing Rigorous Research

Two undergraduate students are getting intensive, practical experience in molecular biological research this summer at Eastern Mennonite University with the help of a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. Margaret Parker, a rising senior biology/pre-med major at EMU, and Obi Onuoha, a rising junior biology/allied health major from Virginia Union University in Richmond, are spending ...More

Senior Does Hands-On Research

Using a Nikon Eclipse E200 photomicroscope, Rebecca Drooger examines a stained histological sample from the anterior prostate of a mouse.Photos by Matt Styer Doing research ...More

EMU to Explore New Science Facility

Campus facilities were in the spotlight at the quarterly meeting of the EMU board of trustees Friday and Saturday, Mar. 23-24. The 16-member governing body authorized the administration to proceed with planning and fundraising for the construction of new laboratory space and upgrade of EMU ...More

EMU Maintains High Med School Acceptance Rate

By Heather Bowser, Daily News-Record All five of EMU’s pre-med students were accepted into medical school for fall 2007. The 100 percent acceptance rate, an EMU release says, is “rare for any school” especially because the national acceptance rate last year was 46 percent. Typically, EMU sends four to nine students each year to med school. The students a ...More

EMU Joins Other Local Colleges on NSF Research

Eastern Mennonite University will participate with two other local schools – James Madison University and Bridgewater College – in a summer research project, thanks to a special grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) grant will provide funding for 12 students to do intensive research in molecular biology to addres ...More

Speaker to Examine Stem Cell Research

A leading authority on medical ethics and stem cell research will give two presentations at Eastern Mennonite University. Gilbert Meilaender, a philosopher and teacher at Valparaiso (Ind.) University, will lead a science and ...More