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Four students gain research experience with National Science Foundation-funded ‘REU’ summer placements

From Virginia to Hungary, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Delaware — four Eastern Mennonite University students were accepted into the National Science Foundation’s highly competitive Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program. Seniors ... read more about Four students gain research experience with National Science Foundation-funded ‘REU’ summer placements

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EMU’s Common Read selection ‘Memory of Water’ addresses drought, climate change and hidden knowledge

Water, water everywhere—and so many people take it for granted. As the life-giving liquid becomes an increasingly significant global resource, though, Eastern Mennonite University wants to make sure students are ... read more about EMU’s Common Read selection ‘Memory of Water’ addresses drought, climate change and hidden knowledge

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Earthkeepers sustainability mini-grant competition rewards grassroots innovation on campus

Not all sustainability initiatives come from the top down at Eastern Mennonite University. Earthkeepers’ annual mini-grant competition fosters grass-roots innovation and ingenuity among the entire campus community, says club president ... read more about Earthkeepers sustainability mini-grant competition rewards grassroots innovation on campus

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Master’s in biomedicine candidates defend research in e-cigs, health policy, athlete injury rates, ADHD, breast cancer education

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 ... read more about Master’s in biomedicine candidates defend research in e-cigs, health policy, athlete injury rates, ADHD, breast cancer education

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Student research on hypertension, caffeinated athletes and radio-tracked beetles rewarded at annual STEM symposium

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 ... read more about Student research on hypertension, caffeinated athletes and radio-tracked beetles rewarded at annual STEM symposium

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Alumna’s ‘Creation’ series of six vibrant, colorful paintings hangs in renovated Suter Science Center

Alumna Katherine Burling’s six-piece “Creation” painting series was stashed carefully in storage while Suter Science Center renovations were completed. In the ensuing months, much has changed in Burling’s life. She’s ... read more about Alumna’s ‘Creation’ series of six vibrant, colorful paintings hangs in renovated Suter Science Center

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Environmental educator Blake Rogers helps residents learn and practice stewardship of Shenandoah Valley resources

Blake Rogers has been involved with the Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District (SVSWCD) since his days representing Turner Ashby High School in Envirothon, an academic contest focused on ... read more about Environmental educator Blake Rogers helps residents learn and practice stewardship of Shenandoah Valley resources

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‘Searching for Zion’ author visits campus to kick off 2015-16 Common Read focus on race, identity and culture

Of all the possible suggestions that came to Common Read committee chair Tara Kishbaugh from the Eastern Mennonite University community, one topic bubbled to the surface. “Race,” said Kishbaugh, a ... read more about ‘Searching for Zion’ author visits campus to kick off 2015-16 Common Read focus on race, identity and culture

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Junior Hannah Daley preps for grad school with NSF- sponsored summer lab research on caffeine and athletes

Does caffeine provide a benefit to athletes? This deceptively simple question guided Hannah Daley’s research this summer. Daley, who is planning a career in environmental chemistry, is a junior double ... read more about Junior Hannah Daley preps for grad school with NSF- sponsored summer lab research on caffeine and athletes