To those even vaguely familiar with the field of science-and-religion, John Polkinghorne hardly needs an introduction. 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.
After receiving his BA in biochemistry from Northwestern University and PhD in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Arizona, and spending time working in the biotechnology industry, he taught at the MedCentral College of Nursing prior to their merger with Ashland University. Dr. Brandt spent the day on the AU campus talking with various classes and student groups, including students in the Honors Program.
For basic elementary science projects, all that parents really need do is help the child get started, assist with the presentation and ensure that proper recording of events takes place. News must be accurate and trustworthy, but facts alone can miss the whole story – the story of us. We are much better than much of today’s news portrays us to be. We will have the courage to look into both the best and the worst in us – and not to blame, but to demand better. Nursing students take two required semesters of chemistry, and this year we are pleased to welcome Trina Mohney as a professional instructor for the department.
Lindsey Knapp, a rising Junior Biology major, reports that her research at Johns Hopkins University is going very well, and that she has not only learned lots of new lab techniques, but has gained insights into how science is done. Biology major Julia Owens worked with Dr. Paul Hyman to purify and identify bacteriophages, viruses that infect bacteria.
The solar system is a broad subject that will need to be narrowed before you will be able to come up with a hypothesis to test with your science fair project. That’s because Harvard Divinity School, where Cox teaches, has accepted an endowment from alumnus Richard T. Watson to create a Professorship of Science and Religion. Chances are that you will be able to do so, this is one science you need not worry too much about! Professor Tawse is the third AU Science faculty member selected for this award.