If a building could have a motto, Suter Science Center, named after longtime professor Dr. Daniel B. Suter, might have “Science, service, success” as its memorable catchphrase. Since its opening in 1968, hundreds of students have toiled and muddled through chemistry and biology labs, calculus problems and physics equations – then gone on to successful careers in a rich diversity of profes ...More
Jared Fernandez didn’t have to go far to find a research topic for his master’s in biomedicine thesis. Not only is “vaping” with E-cigarettes, or E-cigs, a growing trend among young people, but Fernandez knew just about everyone, including scientists in the biotechnology industry, wanted to know more about the health claims of electronic cigarettes and the liquid that is burned to creat ...More
Kaylee Ferguson, a junior biology major, and Jared Fernandez, a second year master’s in biomedicine graduate student, took top honors at Eastern Mennonite University’s Annual STEM Student Research Symposium. Their research was part of a grant-funded project to study hypertension.
Eight presentations ...More
Alumnus Thaddeus May returns to campus Monday, Nov. 23, to present a Suter Science Seminar about research on childhood nutrition and an especially lethal variant of protein energy malnutrition called kwashiorkor. The event will be at 4 p.m. in Suter Science Center 106.
May will speak in reference to research conducted with Project Peanut B ...More
Harrisonburg native and biology professor Kristine Grayson comes to Eastern Mennonite University to present a Suter Science Seminar on a common problem for the conservation and management of endangered populations.
She’ll share her research about tuatara (Sphenodon punctat ...More
Eastern Mennonite University’s Homecoming and Family Weekend “Celebrating People, Places, and Programs” on Oct. 9-11 has something for every Royal, future Royal or Royals fan.
Highlights include musical performances, sporting events to spectate or participate in, departmental breakfasts and intellectual events, and the traditional community seasonal dinner on Saturday night followe ...More
Contract, pump, relax, fill. The heart takes blood in, then pumps it back out through the body, with life in each heartbeat.
Joseph Gascho notices these patterns in his work as a cardiologist at Penn State University’s Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. He also notices them in his passion for art, weaving the two fie ...More
Iran’s waiting list of organ donors is in stark contrast to the donor shortage in the United States, where, on average, one American dies every hour for lack of a transplant. This startling fact was shared by Sigrid Fry-Revere, a bioethicist and living donor advocate, at a recent Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University.
Fry-Revere has recently helped found a non-profit ca ...More
Wilderness lovers, sustainability advocates, farmers, writers, educators and seminarians – Todd Wynward’s message, shared during a series of events from Oct. 1-7 at Eastern Mennonite University, will appeal to anyone striving to live intentionally, lightly and joyfully on this earth.
Wynward, who lives in Taos, New Mexico, is author of ...More
When bioethicist and living donor advocate Sigrid Fry-Revere learned in 2007 that Iran was the only country in the world that had solved the need for organ donors in a responsible and ethical way, she was surprised. The fact drove her to ask why, and to spend two months in Iran secretly interviewing as many people as she could find involved in the transplant process.
She shares her exper ...More