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Application-Based Service Learning (ABSL)

ABSL logoApplication-Based Service Learning (ABSL) uses a collaborative, integrated approach to teach scientific concepts and skills in a course setting. Designed to provide novel approaches to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education to help solve community-based problems, the program allows students to apply the scientific method to a research question posed by a community problem to provide a better understanding of the issue or find a resolution. At the same time, students learn technical writing, laboratory techniques, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills. Visit the ABSL website for more information.

2016 Goldwater Scholarship Award

First-Generation College Student at Duquesne Lands Goldwater ScholarshipAnother Duquesne University Bayer School student has been selected for the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship Award.

Biological sciences major Zachary J. Resko, a first-generation college student at Duquesne, became one of only 252 sophomores and juniors nationwide to be selected from 1,150 nominees for the nation's premier undergraduate award in mathematics, science and engineering. Read More »

Introducing Dr. Phillip Palmer as the Bayer School's First Assistant Dean

Dr. Phillip D. Palmer

Dr. Phillip Palmer brings a wealth of academic, leadership, and professional experience in biological science and community health research, teaching, marketing, science education and outreach, academic career development, and diversity-related initiatives. Read more about Dr. Palmer.

The Bayer School is Living the Spiritan Mission

The Bayer School has a deep tradition of looking forward, reaching out and giving back by supporting initiatives on campus, in the Pittsburgh and global communities, and by supporting the teacher-scholar model through various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) initiatives.

Find out how the Bayer School is living the Spiritan Mission.

The Bayer School is Living the Spiritan Mission

Duquesne University's First Clarkston Consulting Scholarship Award Winner

Edward Hilton IVSophomore Edward Hilton IV was named as Duquesne University's first Clarkston Consulting Scholarship Award winner. This award from Clarkston Consulting and Pennsylvania Bio is focused on a Sophomore-level student with an interest in a post-graduate life science career and is given to one outstanding Sophomore student in Pennsylvania each year.

The scholarship includes a $10,000 scholarship and personal mentorship in the life science industry. Hilton is a biochemistry major working in the lab of Dr. Benedict Kolber (Biological Sciences). Hilton's biomedical research is focused on drug-discovery work from the ocean.

Duquesne University Goldwater Scholars

Join us in congratulating the Bayer School's 2014 Goldwater Scholars: Ben Jagger, Sarah Kochanek and Claire Nicole Saunders!

Read the full story: An Outstanding Honor: Three Duquesne Students Selected for Goldwater Scholarships

2014 Goldwater Scholars

From Student to Scientist

As a student scientist in Duquesne University's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, you have the opportunity to make real contributions to research as you prepare for a rewarding career. Students work side-by-side with their professors and graduate students as they participate in nationally funded research projects. With dedicated faculty mentors, you'll receive personalized academic and career guidance that helps you succeed here on our Bluff and beyond.

Learning for the Real World in the Real World

In keeping with Duquesne’s mission to educate mind, heart and spirit, undergraduate students have a unique opportunity to participate in a selective 10-week summer research program that includes seminars, community service programs and ethics training. As part of the program, students present their research at on-campus and national meetings and frequently appear as co-authors in professional journals. This hands-on experience gives our students a competitive edge when applying to graduate or professional schools, or entering the workforce.

The Right Place at the Right Time 

During your time at Duquesne, you’ll find Pittsburgh’s expansive scientific community is an invaluable resource. Our region is home to a number of research and industry giants as well as a vast biomedical community that welcome Bayer School students for internships and employment. For example, corporate representatives from across the region regularly visit campus to recruit Bayer School students. And the Bayer Corporation, a longtime supporter and namesake of the school, maintains a professional partnership with the school in recognition of its outstanding academic standards and achievements.