Natural Sciences at EMU
Theo Yoder, who’s majoring in biology and digital media, and Nicole Miller, a chemistry major with a minor in biology, accompanied Professor Matthew Siderhurst to Hawai’i where they tracked insects that prey on papaya fields.
From internships in large production facilities and laboratories to fieldwork in Hawaii, nine Eastern Mennonite University students gave fellow students, professors and the campus community a snapshot of their summer experiences this week.
Braden Herman '18, now a graduate student of natural resources and fisheries biology at Humboldt State University, came to the field through a love of fly fishing and an internship with the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, where part of his job was conducting controlled burns for woodland health.
Katelyn Dean, a student in Professor Doug Graber Neufeld's natural history class at Eastern Mennonite University, shows morel mushrooms she and her dad found in the George Washington National Forest.
With a degree in one of our science majors from EMU, you will gain the knowledge and skills to make meaningful, scientific contributions for a better world and be able to articulate the important role of science in our society.
At EMU you’ll join a team of students and professors who share your interests. You’ll develop transferable skills for many careers, as you conduct novel experiments with tangible impacts. You’ll have the privilege of working with faculty on research projects and/or gaining career experiences through practicums or internships.
As you analyze data, debate issues, and engage in field work in the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding regions, you’ll develop skills in scientific interpretation and an awareness of the ethical issues that surround science. Our school’s small size means ready access to equipment and we have newly renovated facilities that reflect current trends in laboratory design.
You’ll receive individual instruction, from professors who will mentor you. We have an excellent reputation; our graduates are sought both by graduate schools and employers – they know EMU science grads are well-prepared critical thinkers with real-world experience.