Four Biology Students Present Research

On Wednesday, September 25, four biology students presented research at two different events.

Michelle Grafelman presented her poster “The Role of the Hedgehog Gene in Daphnia magna Eye Development” at the University of Minnesota’s Developmental Biology Symposium.

At the North Star STEM Kickoff, Raesean Sneed, along with Biology professor Matthew Beckman were presenters on a undergraduate research panel. In addition, Raesean, Rico Barrozo and Promise Okeke presented posters describing their summer research experiences.

Michelle, Raesean and Rico all worked with Dr. Beckman this past summer. Promise was a summer research intern at John’s Hopkins University.

A New Year Begins

The 2013-14 academic year is now in full swing. Once again, enrollment in Biology courses is strong. More than 300 students are enrolled in biology courses this term, including a record 122 students in BIO 151 (Introductory Biology).

Among the start of the year highlights is City Service Day. Last Tuesday, three Biology faculty and nearly 100 first year Biology students participated in this Augsburg tradition. Students weeded a neighborhood Peace Garden, cleaned up trash at Powderhorn Park and assembled hygiene kits at the Health Commons. Augsburg’s commitment to service and to the city remains strong!