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Campus Abuzz with Student Research

Campus Abuzz with Student Research

Posted on June 29, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Although school is out for summer for most Gonzaga University students, the science labs are teeming with undergraduates’ research. Sixty-four science students are working alongside 25 faculty mentors in the lab and field conducting innovative research on topics ranging from waterfowl ecology to methane production and consumption in anaerobic environments.

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Gonzaga Graduate Callin Switzer Researches Bumblebee Vibrations at Harvard

Gonzaga Graduate Callin Switzer Researches Bumblebee Vibrations at Harvard

Posted on May 25, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Callin Switzer, a 2010 Gonzaga University graduate in biology, is abuzz about bumblebees through his doctoral work in organismic and evolutionary biology at Harvard University.

Gonzaga Becomes a Certified ‘Bee Campus USA’

Gonzaga Becomes a Certified ‘Bee Campus USA’

Posted on May 1, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – With two bee apiaries at the Hemmingson Center Roof Garden and one at Bozarth Mansion, Gonzaga University has become the 25th educational institution in the nation – and first in the state of Washington – to be a certified affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program.

Biochemistry Major Chad Hicks Receives Howard Hughes Medical Institute Internship

Biochemistry Major Chad Hicks Receives Howard Hughes Medical Institute Internship

Posted on May 1, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University biochemistry major Chad Hicks, a gifted science scholar, will take a step toward his goal of becoming a research professor through a prestigious internship this summer at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Exceptional Research Opportunities Program.

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U. Montana Professor Stephen Sprang Delivers O’Leary Lecture March 30

U. Montana Professor Stephen Sprang Delivers O’Leary Lecture March 30

Posted on March 15, 2017

SPOKANE, Wash. – Stephen Sprang, biology professor and director of the Center for Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics at the University of Montana, Missoula, will discuss “Adrenaline: How Pathways of Discovery Converge” at Gonzaga University’s O’Leary Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Research Offers Multiple Lessons

Research Offers Multiple Lessons

Posted on November 15, 2016

For Gonzaga University biology major Eric Gutierrez, worries about being in the path of a typhoon while in Southeast Asia conducting research on exotic beetles last summer turned out to be the least of his problems. Negotiating the language and cultural barriers the night he arrived got his blood rushing the most.

Gonzaga Introduces Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, Led by Professor Watson

Gonzaga Introduces Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, Led by Professor Watson

Posted on September 27, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University’s College of Arts and Sciences introduces the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry, directed by Jeff Watson, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry.

Gonzaga Students Busy Conducting Summer Science Research in Lab, Field

Gonzaga Students Busy Conducting Summer Science Research in Lab, Field

Posted on June 29, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – It may be summer at Gonzaga University, but behind the scenes the campus is abuzz with undergraduate research projects. Sixty-two science students, led by 22 faculty members, are hard at work in labs and in the field gaining hands-on experience producing authentic research on topics ranging from invasive plant species in the Idaho Panhandle National Forests to developing compounds to aid in early cancer detection.

Biology Major Douglas Kempthorne Chosen for Oregon Health & Science University Internship

Biology Major Douglas Kempthorne Chosen for Oregon Health & Science University Internship

Posted on June 21, 2016

SPOKANE, Wash. – Douglas Kempthorne, a Gonzaga University biology major, is gaining hands-on laboratory experience and research skills this summer in an eight-week paid and mentor-led internship through the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.