Mar 14, 2014
Intrigued by her experience in a math class, Megan Menth '14 thought it would be fun to apply what she was learning to a real-life problem.
Menth, Hutchinson, Minn., used a mathematical discipline known as operations research to drastically cut the amount of time used to schedule student managers working in Dining Services.
By utilizing a computer model designed by Menth, Dining…Academics
Feb 18, 2014
Ryan Larson '14 uses skills he learned through research and coursework to predict who will win the gold in Olympic hockey.
As the Winter Olympics draw to a close Sunday, hockey lovers the world over will be watching to see which nation claims the gold.
However, sociology major and hockey fan Ryan Larson '14, Grand Rapids, Minn., believes he already has the answer…
Feb 13, 2014
A recent graduate who worked on a research project with biology professor Dr. Ellen Aho is furthering that work as a sponsored researcher in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford in England.
Corey Horien ’12 is continuing a study aimed at understanding bacteria associated with meningitis, the inflammation of the membranes that surround the brain, which is a serious problem in many parts of the world.
Aho says the combined Oxford-Concordia…Alumni
Jan 03, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Steinwand and student researchers are collecting environmental justice poems from cultures around the world for a new anthology.
Cleaner power from a dam may be a sign of hope for some, but for those displaced by the structure and raging water it’s a sign of despair. These are the paradoxes English professor Jonathan Steinwand and his research team looked at all summer…Academics Global
Nov 26, 2013
Inspired by the theme for the 2013 Faith, Reason and World Affairs Symposium, a group of researchers set to find out how happy the Concordia community is and why.
Dr. Darcie Sell, assistant professor of psychology, led the team and encouraged members to tighten their focus.
“Doing research on happiness is pretty broad,” Sell says. “We thought, ‘how can we narrow that down?’”
Sell and two of her students…Academics
Nov 10, 2013
A summer spent studying the political influence of a Roman philosopher and politician has led to an invitation to speak at a national gathering of scholars and be published in a leading academic journal.
Garrett Lysford ’15, Oslo, Minn., will…Academics
Sep 05, 2013
Concordia’s emphasis on engaging students in interfaith dialogue and service is attracting national attention.
The college is among nine presenting at the third annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge conference at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., in September.
This national gathering gives colleges that are starting…Academics
Dec 31, 2012
On 134 acres where lakeshore, prairie and woodlands intersect, Cobbers are already conducting field research, with plans for more underway.
The college recently constructed an eco-friendly classroom/lab building on its Long Lake property near Detroit Lakes, Minn., a donation to the college back in the 1970s. After years of renting some of the land for farming and then opening it…