Winter 2012

From the Desk of Dean Seybert

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Diversity Matters

Enhancing diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has become a national priority as we strive to advance and innovate in these fields. Read more »

NSF Grant Puts Students in Midst of Brownfields, Mine Drainage, Other Health Issues

A second grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will allow Duquesne students to gain hands-on learning while tackling widespread, complex problems: brownfield remediation, acid mine and Marcellus Shale drainage and feral cat colonies. Read more »

Forensic Science Grads Working in Afghanistan for U.S. Army

Most forensic science students envision careers spent working in city or county crime labs and testifying in US courts. But for a number of recent graduates of the master's in forensic science and law program, that career vision now includes deployment to Afghanistan. Read more »

Darwin Day Speaker Brings Feminist Viewpoint to Biology Research

The Bayer School's annual Darwin Day is a celebration of the life and scientific achievements of Charles Darwin as well as the importance of science education is today's world. Read more »

Summer Workshop Will Help Students Think Like Scientists

Research proves that active problem solving, as opposed to lecture-based instruction, produces lower attrition rates among freshman science students, sparks their interest in research and inspires them to consider scientific careers. Read more »

Grants Received: May 1-Oct. 31, 2012

One of the major responsibilities of professors in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences is to seek external funding to support their research. In the last six months, the faculty obtained a total of nearly $2.5 million. Read more »