Theologian Harvey Cox, who chronicled the rising popularity of religion studies in his 2004 book When Jesus Came to Harvard, may need to write a sequel: When Jesus Came to Harvard and Taught Science. My summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at University of California-Berkeley was a great experience that provided me with professional development skills, gave me a preview of my future career, and allowed me to network with a variety of biology students and professionals. Over the Monitor’s 108-year history, we’ve built a legacy of high-quality, distinctive journalism because we recognize that news is more than facts. Our program has 28 graduates and will support 32 additional students this coming Fall. Back when you were reading school books, earth science told us that there were nine planets in our solar system, and one asteroid belt.
The Watson professorship is the latest in a series of similarly prestigious posts that began with Princeton Theological Seminary’s 1992 appointment of J. Wentzel van Huyssteen as the first James I. McCord Professor of Theology and Science. In mid-August, Rachel Day (AU’11) will begin an environmental science master’s program at Miami University’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IES, Oxford, OH).
One place to start your search for a summer research internship is to look through posts on this blog about what AU students have done in past summers. Last summer five AU students conducted research and other science-based internships off-campus, with another ten working in Kettering Science Center labs. Another reason why kids love science is because what other subject do you get to learn about outer space.
The Science News Magazine app includes the biweekly magazine and real-time news updates from all disciplines of science — from astronomy and physics to biomedicine, neuroscience, genetics, early humans, climate, ecology, animals, environment and more. Alyssa will be starting a physician assistant program in Fall of 2017 and is still deciding on which program to enter. Another Ashland Biology grad, Elizabeth Mantkowski (’13), is currently in the OT program at Cleveland State University.
Both of these occupations are very worthy, but they are just a drop in the bucket as to what you can do with a science education. Science & Theology News asked Polkinghorne about his most recent book Science and Providence and what contribution it makes to the field of science-and-religion. Help the Society create champions for strong science by informing, educating and inspiring the public. This year was no different, with 20 science students presenting research mentored by faculty from biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, geology, physics and toxicology.