Students, professor conduct entomology research in Hawai’i
On the eastern coast of the island of Hawai’i sits the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center, where two students from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) spent part of their summer tracking insects that prey on papaya fields.
A grant from the National Science Foundation will fund student research of horticultural pests in Australia with professor Matthew Siderhurst.
Ruth Maust '13
Ruth Maust ‘13 will continue her doctoral research at the University of Oregon with support from a three-year National Science Foundation Grant.
Advances in science can be dramatic, and in recent years understanding of the biochemistry of living organisms has exploded. For instance, the phenomenal advances in molecular genetics have opened doors to a wide range of biomedical and agricultural applications that were not imagined just a few decades ago.
At EMU, biochemistry majors get hands-on experience with biology and chemistry professors, researching and authoring and presenting papers in a rigorous program geared towards giving students a fundamental knowledge in the molecular basis of biological processes.
Students take coursework involving a combination of chemistry and biology courses, culminating in a three-semester advanced biochemistry series, and including extensive research laboratory experience.