Biology is the study of life in all its diverse forms. As a species, we have always been deeply fascinated by other living creatures. Early human's dependence on other animals and plants for food, medicine and shelter fostered an appreciation for life's interconnectedness. Modern society has rediscovered these relationships in the face of such challenges as global warming, rain forest destruction, AIDS, rising cancer rates and industrial pollution.
Our approach to biology at Elon University stresses hands-on experiences in the classroom, laboratory and field. The course of study includes off-campus experiential opportunities and research seminars that encourage creative approaches to biological problems. The focus is on science as a process, not merely a collection of established facts.
The faculty strives to provide a high-quality program that enables students to (1) develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to better understand and meet present and future biological challenges; (2) develop competency in information retrieval, use and analysis; (3) develop an understanding of the latest technologies utilized in biological investigation; (4) acquire broad-based knowledge of biological concepts from molecules to ecosystems; and (5) acquire an experiential learning opportunity through research, internship or laboratory assistantship.
Professor Mike Kingston from the biology and environmental studies departments concluded three years of executive service to the North Carolina Academy of Science at the 112th Annual Meeting at the Wake Forest Biotech Place in Winston-Salem on March 28, 2015.
The Elon Noyce Scholars Program is accepting applications for summer education internships from current first-year students and sophomores who are interested in STEM fields.
The assistant professor of biology presented her co-authored paper titled "Are female mating decisions adaptive when environments vary? A test using natural resource variation" at the 2015 Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology annual meeting.
Senior Thomas Lampl has used the university’s highest honor for undergraduate research and creative achievement to study a laboratory model that may help future doctors better understand the human body’s reaction to sepsis.