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Dr. Greta Ann Herin describes lung respiration capacities

Science, technology, engineering and math students get boost from summer session

HARRISONBURG, VA. – The feeding patterns of indigenous clams, human respiration, measurements and robotics were just some of the topics covered during the 2011 Summer Bridge Program at Eastern Mennonite University (EMU). “We try to expose students to the core majors we provide and let them experience what each has to offer,” said Roman Miller, PhD, EMU professor of biol ...More

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Dentist-Alum Honored at MCV

Dr. Debra (Boese) Horst, a 2007 graduate of Eastern Mennonite University (EMU), received the highest honor a dental student can achieve at the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) of Virginia Commonwealth University upon graduating in May 2011. Dr. Horst was elected to Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a society that was “established to promote and recognize scholarship and character among stu ...More

EMU science campaign members at Harvard

Harvard Hosts EMU Funding Strategy Meetings for New Science Facility

BOSTON — Harvard Medical School provided the backdrop for a historic gathering intended to generate lead funding strategies for Eastern Mennonite University’s $30 million capital campaign to create new science labs and to renovate the existing Suter Science Center. Some 35 science commissioners, ...More

EMU Professor Jeffrey Copeland and science student Charise Garber

EMU Student-Faculty Research Probes Aging Question

Why and how do we get old? This is one of the most basic and unknown questions of biology, says Jeffrey M. Copeland, PhD., assistant professor of biology at EMU. Joining him to study the topic is junior biology/music double ma ...More

EMU Science Alum Nate Derstine

Student-Professor Research Collaboration Spans Years

Nate Derstine ‘10 biology graduate, conducted research during two and a half years of college with Dr. Roman Miller, professor of biology. His goal was to determine the effects of Genestein – a phytoestrogen compound found in soy – on male reproductive development in mice. Der ...More

EMU Alum Randy Longenecker, MD

EMU Alum Physician Focuses on Rural Medical Education in Ohio

Randall L. (Randy) Longenecker, M.D., of Bellefontaine, Ohio, leans forward, his pulse and his voice quickening as he talks about an issue close to his heart: providing top-notch medical care to America’s rural population. Dr. Longenecker, a 1975 EMU graduate, has a long-standing passion to encourage recent medical school graduates to focus their energies on underserved areas ...More

EMU Biology Professor Douglas Graber-Neufeld during a science class.

STEM Majors To Present Research During Dec. 10 Suter Science Seminar

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) majors are an active community of learners on our campus. Seen a student in a Royals blue STEM sweatshirt lately? Ask what he or she is working on – you’ll be surprised by the meaningful and high-tech research STEM students are completing side-by-side with profs who are experts in their fields. Come hear these STE ...More

EMU Attachment Conference

Unprecedented Conference on ‘Attachment’ Coming to EMU

What are healthy attachments, why do we need them, and how can we form them? In answering these questions, we can discover how to be fully human. So say the organizers of an “attachment conference” to be led by experts from across North America gathering at EMU in the spring of 2011. Conference is first of its kind ...More

Students Present Ant Research at National Conference

By Christine Bottles, Weather Vane student newspaper While most EMU students were relaxing their first weekend of spring break, junior Elisa Troyer and senior Nathan Derstine were talking about bugs- fire ants, to be specific. ...More

Student Composting Initiative: Biodegradeable Waste to Organic Produce

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