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…
Jul 24, 2015
Student researchers and their faculty mentor are taking the summer to work on one of the greatest mysteries in the human body: the brain.
For years, scientists from around the world have tried their hand at cracking the mystery that is the human brain. Now, Dr. Jason Askvig and his team of student researchers are analyzing how the brain reacts in response to injury.
May 08, 2015
Dr. Susan Larson, professor of psychology and director of Undergraduate Research and National Fellowships, has been elected president of the Council on Undergraduate Research for 2016-17.
CUR is a national organization that supports faculty and student development for undergraduate student-faculty collaborative research and scholarship.
Larson has been an active member of CUR for the past decade. She has served as a Division…Academics
Apr 21, 2015
For Dr. Michael Loushin ’94, experience with student research opened the door to a career he had never considered before attending Concordia.
Loushin addressed student researchers as one of two honored alumni invited to speak at the Celebration of Student Scholarship (CoSS) event April 15.
Today, Loushin is a board certified anesthesiologist and founder of a medical device company…Academics
Apr 21, 2015
Concordia’s chapter of the Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society was awarded the Founders' Cup at the organization’s national convention in March.
The Sigma Zeta Honor Society provides research grants for undergraduates and opportunities to present and gain exposure to research in the natural and computer sciences and mathematics. Dr. Joseph Whittaker, assistant professor of biology and…Academics
Apr 06, 2015
Just an hour east of campus lies 120 acres of woodland, wetland, restored prairie and more, open to all Concordia members for research and recreation.
Long Lake Field Station allows science students to study prairie, forest and lakeshore habitat, while giving artists the perfect place for inspiration.
Researchers can study water quality, prairie restoration and the effect of different environments…Academics
Mar 26, 2015
At Concordia, even the squirrels have something to teach.
Concordia’s squirrels are common, but they’re providing researchers on campus with opportunities to gather some unique data.
When it comes to the campus landscape, Concordia’s squirrels are as much a part of the picture as Prexy’s Pond or Olin…Academics
Mar 04, 2015
Students from all disciplines prepare to present their undergraduate research on campus. The Celebration of Student Scholarship is an all-day, campuswide event.
Nathan Stanelle ’15 figured out a better way to schedule lacrosse games. Katharine Spencer ’15 explored theology on Native American reservations.
Both will be among hundreds of students sharing their research with peers this spring.
Jan 14, 2015
As an undergraduate at Concordia, Mary Gebhardt ’13 stumbled across her passions for infectious diseases and the study of insects, or entomology.
“I took entomology kind of by accident,” she says.
Sitting in a Fargo coffee shop with an iced tea, Gebhardt says the course sparked her interest in medical entomology, with a particular focus on malaria.
Her degree in biology has served Gebhardt…Academics
Dec 26, 2014
Students in the introductory astronomy class studied hundreds of images of Mars this past semester.
They measured and counted craters, evaluated volcanoes, and saw how the planet's topography has changed since the first images were taken about a decade ago.
Their class labs revolved around the Mars Student Imaging Project, which supplies…Academics
Sep 18, 2014
Jeremy Houser ’16 is digging up dirt.
Houser worked alongside his classmate, Molly Bina ’16, at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan, N.D., this summer.
The lab is close to their hometown of Bismarck, N.D., making it a natural…
Aug 29, 2014
Dr. Thelma Berquó, assistant professor of physics, led three Concordia students in research that delved into the properties of iron oxides this summer.
Berquó says the team aimed to learn more about the basics of the materials they studied.
“You want to understand the nature of the things, the fundamental properties,” she says.
The research team consisted of Kelsey Seppelt ’15, Lino Lakes…Academics
Aug 11, 2014
Dr. Amy Watkin, English, is writing a historical novel about the famous playwright's marriage to Constance Wilde. Students provided background research.
Not many people know that Oscar Wilde was married.
Watkin says people generally know two things about Wilde. He was a famous playwright in the Victorian era and he was gay. His marriage to Constance Wilde tends to get forgotten.
Apr 08, 2014
Student scholarship took center stage April 9 when Concordia hosted its fifth annual Celebration of Student Scholarship.
Students will present scholarly work through more than 80 presentations, poster sessions, and music and theatre performances.
“There will be something for every student that relates to what they’re studying,” says Dr. Susan Larson, director…
Apr 01, 2014
Nine students will be presenting at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research April 3-5 at the University of Kentucky.
Established in 1987, NCUR is dedicated to promoting undergraduate research, scholarship and creative activity in all fields of study.
Through this annual conference, NCUR creates a unique environment for the celebration and promotion of undergraduate…Academics