Zyzzogeton 2014

ZyzzogetonAuggie’s who have participated in undergraduate research in the past year were invited to share their findings with the community in an open forum at the Oren Gateway Center hosted by the UGRO, McNair, and LSAMP programs.  This year’s Zyzzogeton was a huge success with almost half of the sixty-seven poster presenters representing STEM fields. Continue reading

Bonnie Bassler Visits Augsburg

Bonnie Bassler at Chapel This week Augsburg’s students and faculty were honored to host two talks by molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler of Princeton University. She explained her ongoing research which focuses on how bacteria communicate by chemical means (watch her TED talk) and also spoke about how breakthroughs in this area of biology may lead to new antibiotics and new methods to improve human health.

Brooke Story of Medtronic

Dinner with Brooke StoryBrooke Story visited Augsburg to lead an open forum on her life experiences, her success in STEM careers, and how she has used her degree.  Brooke is passionate about empowering other women and underrepresented students to pursue their goals in STEM.  In her talk, she encouraged students to use all available resources, to be tenacious, and to be flexible in their career choices. Continue reading