May 22, 2018
Six students presented their research in biology and chemistry this spring at an annual symposium at the University of St. Thomas.
Dr. Graeme Wyllie, assistant professor of chemistry, and Dr. Joseph Whittaker, associate professor of biology, accompanied the students to the Minnesota Academy of Science Annual Meeting and Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium in St. Paul…
May 22, 2018
Mollie Francis ’20, Eden Prairie, Minn., was one of 16 student recipients nationwide of a 2017 Sigma Zeta Research Award.
Alongside associate professor of biology Dr. Joe Whittaker, Francis has been researching campus squirrel behavior and habitat in relation to climate change. Her work builds off of previous Sigma Zeta-funded projects.
Her research, “Comparative…
Oct 23, 2017
People love Minnesota lakes, but a recent study shows why they should also appreciate their local lake association.
A cross-disciplinary research project between psychology and biology has created new understanding of the value of lake associations in Minnesota. Dr. Mona Ibrahim, professor of psychology, and Dr. Michelle Marko, associate professor of biology…
Apr 04, 2017
Ben Stubbs '17 won the best undergraduate poster award at the Minnesota Chapter of the Wildlife Society annual meeting for his research on bird communities.
Two years ago, Stubbs was part of biology professor Dr. Joseph Whittaker's research team. He assisted Whittaker in his study of small mammal communities in remnant and restored prairies in northwestern Minnesota. For Stubbs, however, this research…
Nov 30, 2016
Chemistry professor Dr. Darin Ulness teamed with Information Technology Services and the Carl B. Ylvisaker Library to use resources for summer research requiring a large amount of computer power.
At the start of the academic year, the Library Fishbowl fills up with students working on various group projects, but this past summer all 29 machines were harnessed for a single task.
Ulness and student researcher Luke Lillehaugen '19 worked…Academics
Aug 12, 2016
Not many undergraduates would try using math to predict Turkish politics, but Matthew Lillehaugen ’17 is doing just that.
Lillehaugen is majoring in political science and global studies at Concordia. He also has minors in physics and math. This summer he combined his academic interests to pursue a research project at a level usually reserved for graduate students…Academics
Jul 19, 2016
Despite science facility renovations, on-campus research is still happening.
The Aasgaard House on the north side of Concordia’s campus has served many purposes over the years.
The little white building was once the president's residence, then the home economics department's Home Management House, and later it served…
Apr 14, 2016
Two students and a faculty member received special recognition awards at the Celebration of Student Scholarship.
The daylong event featured hundreds of students’ research projects through poster sessions, presentations and panels. Three college-wide awards were presented during the day’s events.
The Exemplary Research Award was given to Tori Benders …Academics
Apr 08, 2016
Nine students presented at the 30th Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 7-9 at the University of North Carolina Asheville.
NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education.
Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment…
Mar 04, 2016
Three Concordia students were among 43 students participating in the 2016 Minnesota Private College Scholars Showcase March 10 in St. Paul, Minn.
Cassondra Thompson ’16 and Rachel Schauer ’17 presented “Understanding Gender and Age Differences in Financial Risk Tolerance: The Role of Emotions.” Thompson is from Spencer, Iowa, and Schauer is from Valley City, N.D. Their faculty advisor…Academics
Jan 18, 2016
A grant from the Kemper Foundation is helping Concordia interfaith scholars and Dr. Jacqueline Bussie to study religious diversity in a business setting.
When Dr. Jacqueline Bussie, director of the Forum on Faith and Life at Concordia, talks about religious diversity in Fargo-Moorhead, she calls it a rich tapestry and hopes businesses will use to their benefit. But are they?
“There are some…Academics
Dec 08, 2015
Neuroscience is a new major at Concordia.
Molly Larson ’16 has been interested in the brain since she was in middle school. Now she’ll be one of Concordia’s first students to graduate with a major in neuroscience.
The college recently approved a neuroscience major, building on a program…Academics Outcomes
Nov 17, 2015
Jordan Bolger ’16 has learned a lot of lessons on the basketball court: discipline, work ethic, commitment, how to demonstrate a go-to attitude.
Most of all, the biology and mathematics major from Apple Valley, Minn., has learned how to apply those lessons to other areas of his life.
“Coach (Rich) Glas always has emphasized that people who are dedicated to basketball will be dedicated…Academics Athletics
Nov 10, 2015
Jessica Watson ’17 knows the campus squirrels by name, but it is her knowledge of their behavior that introduced her research to an international audience.
She’s part of a team at Concordia studying red and gray squirrel interactions. This fall, she presented at The Wildlife Society Annual Conference in Winnipeg, Canada.
“It was fun to share and hear other peoples’ opinions of our research,”…Academics
Aug 14, 2015
Phillips Scholar Samantha Adank ’16 spent more than a year researching and planning her project – a two-week STEM class for middle school-aged girls.
One word describes Adank’s STEM class – fun.
The excitement of Adank’s 10 students was tangible as they waited for a recent class to start. However, it doubled when they saw the word "zombie" incorporated in the itinerary listed on the board…