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.
Jen Hamel, assistant professor of biology, presented research at the Animal Behavior Society 2017 conference in Toronto, Ontario.
The associate professor of biology presented his classroom simulation game during the week-long event at the National Center for Case Studies Teaching in Science.
Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of Dartmouth's Biology Department Seminar Series on Friday, May 26.
The J.W. Pate Award from the Cape Fear River Assembly was awarded to Janet MacFall, professor of environmental studies and biology, in recognition of her work promoting environmental awarness.
Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.