Dr. Andrea Duina was awarded a $500,000 NSF grant to support his and his students' studies of transcription in yeast.
"The only way to teach a marine biology class at Hendrix in Arkansas is to have a trip to the ocean linked to the class," said Dr. Jenn Dearolf, adding that the trip was required field research for students in the spring semester class.
Members of the Duina, Murray, and Schurko labs presented their research to other students and faculty from colleges and universities in the state of Arkansas and 14 other states.
Jessa Thurman will study how different parts of the world view insects. She will visit Australia, Thailand, South America, and the United Kingdom during her Watson year.
Bailey Reynolds, a sixth grader, got to spend three-days working in the lab of Dr. Rick Murray and get hands-on experience with techniques used by Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs).
The faculty members of the Biology Department are committed to providing the best possible education for our students. Toward this end we strongly encourage students to become full participants in the processes of science.
Our role as faculty is to provide the intellectual and physical environment where this participation can take place. Teaching and learning biology at Hendrix includes rigorous classroom discussions, investigational laboratory exercises, field work,
and research projects designed to maximize the role of the students as scientist.
We recognize that telling students about science, or even demonstrating scientific experiments, can never provide the rich, rewarding experience of doing science. Although our students do take a rigorous series of formal lecture courses to provide
the background necessary for developing an intellectual understanding of science, it is the participation aspects of our program that leads to true maturation as scientists.
Our students graduate from Hendrix prepared to enter medical school (Hendrix graduates enjoy a medical school acceptance rate twice the national average), veterinary school, graduate school, the research world, and a variety of other fields.
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