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Lewis & Clark creates pathways to success for first-generation college students interested in science and math.
Student research presentations
Recruiting and preparing a workforce of K–12 science and math teachers for an increasingly diverse group of students is crucial to improving science education. A new $125,000 National Science Foundation grant to Lewis & Clark will help to fund its STEM Teacher Pathways Project.
Summer science research
Today Watzek Library is launching the new and improved Senior Projects site. The site contains electronic theses and studio art capstone images submitted to Watzek Library over the past several years.
Are you interested in learning how to draw different types of plants, bugs, and mammals? Do you have an interest in exploring how to tie together the arts and sciences? Then a Scientific Illustration workshop is for you! A Scientific Illustrator will be visiting campus the weekend of April 7-9 to lead three Workshops. If you are interested and want to sign up for one of these sessions, or want to learn more, click here!
Thank you to SAAB, the Biology Department & the Watzek Library for supporting this event.
NIH AREA Award to Dr. Greg Hermann’s research program
Biology professor Greg Hermann has been awarded a nearly half-million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation, his third NSF grant since joining Lewis & Clark. His three-year project on the development of lysosome-related organelles in nematodes will engage between 25 and 55 undergraduates each year in mentored, investigative, and original research.
Sasha Bishop BA ’15 has been awarded first place in a highly competitive poster presentation session held by the International Congress of Arachnology, which draws nearly 400 students from around the world to compete and share original research. Bishop heads to the University of Michigan this fall to pursue her PhD in biodiversity.
Putting their summers to good use, Lewis & Clark’s Rogers Science fellows will present their research findings to their professors and peers at a weekly ‘Brown Bag’ session. While the program is open specifically to students of math and science, the skills they develop—tenacity, creative thinking, and strong presentation skills—are valuable across all fields of study.
Lewis & Clark launches its first overseas study program to Berlin, with a special focus on attracting science students.
Student research presentations
Eve Lowenstein B.A. ’16 is one of just 252 scholars selected from a field of 1,150 students nominated by 415 institutions nationwide. Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships are widely considered the preeminent awards for undergraduates preparing for science careers. Irene Duba B.A. ’16 garnered an honorable mention.
Owen Phillips ’16 is working with Professor of Chemistry Louis Kuo to design exciting lab assignments for chemistry students, while also studying crystals. He reflects on this experience in the following Q&A.
Sarah Lowenstein ’15 and Holly Thomson ’16 have been working with Pamplin Professor of Science Janis Lochner to study the science behind memory formation.
September 16 - 17, 2014
Meet Zoe Bostick B.A. ’14, a biochemistry major and intern with OHSU’s Banker Lab.
Meet Keean Kondo ’15, a biochemistry and molecular biology major and intern in Professor Arlen Johnson’s lab at the University of Texas.
Students discuss their research projects during a series of brown-bag talks on Tuesdays in June and July. Each presentation is 15 minutes; there are generally 3-4 talks per session. For more information about projects see project descriptions.
For the eighth year in a row, Lewis & Clark students have earned a competitive grant from philanthropist Kathryn W. Davis’s 100 Projects for Peace Initiative. Over the summer, project leaders Nway Khine ’15 and Sam Shugart ’15, along with Katie Schirmer ’17 and Ira Yeap ’14, will teach English to orphans in Taunggyi, Myanmar.
We’re excited to announce the launch of a new web site, profiling student-faculty research and creative activities at the College of Arts & Sciences. In addition to fostering awareness of these activities, we hope the projects on this site will spark the interests of students and encourage them to pursue the many opportunities available for student research at Lewis & Clark.
Colin Gavin ’15, Sarah Lowenstein ’15, and Keira Roberts ’15 received prestigious scholarships for their exceptional work in the sciences. The three students are among the 283 recipients of Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships this spring, selected from a field of 1,166 applicants nationwide.
Construction updates for Olin Science Center
L&C students present at the American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans.
Isaac Holeman B.A. ’09 is the first Lewis & Clark alumnus to receive a highly competitive, full-cost Gates Cambridge Scholarship for study at the University of Cambridge.
Greg Hermann, biochemistry faculty member, and department chair of biology, received an award for his exceptional mentorship in biology. The Council on Undergraduate Research(CUR) recently awarded him the 2012 Outstanding Mentor Award in Biology.
Improving the quality of science education is a top national priority, as seen in President Obama’s commitment to prepare 100,000 new science, technology, engineering, and math teachers in the next decade. Now Lewis & Clark will be an integral part of this challenge, with the receipt of a $1 million grant to improve the quality of K-12 science education in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.