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Conservation award presented to Janet MacFall

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.

Three from Class of 2017 prepare to join the Peace Corps after completing prep program

The newest class of Peace Corps members will dedicate more than two years to serving communities around the globe. The students were recognized with a reception in the Student Professional Development Center on Tuesday. 

Biochemistry faculty and students, physical therapy education faculty attend national Experimental Biology conference in Chicago

Experimental Biology is the annual meeting of six societies comprised of more than 14,000 scientists and 50 guest societies.

CELEBRATE! profile: Amber Adams-Kuebler

An elementary education major explores the potential barriers to integrating environmental education into the curriculum at an Educating Children Outdoors campus. 

CELEBRATE! profile: Alyssa Crawford

A public health studies major explores how pregnant women approach the decision about whether to have a waterbirth. 

Contribute to Elon University's sustainability efforts

The Sustainability Projects Database provides an opportunity for students to contribute to Elon’s sustainability efforts.

Elon names 2017 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $15,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements.

'Father of Environmental Justice' to kick off Earth Week at Elon

Robert Bullard, who is known as the "father of environmental justice," will speak at Elon on Tuesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. in McKinnon Hall. 

Student Eco-Art installation now on display in Arts West Living Studio

"Inside Dakota" is the first of several student eco-art installations that will rotate over the next four weeks of spring semester

Elon junior honored with Goldwater Scholarship

Mariana Kneppers '18 is a biology and environmental and ecological science major originally from Walnut Creek, California, who is focusing her Lumen Prize research on coastal wetlands.

Elon students, faculty share research at N.C. Academy of Science Conference 

Five faculty members and eight undergraduate researchers from the Biology and Environmental Studies departments represented Elon University at the N.C. Academy of Science conference at High Point University on March 24-25, 2017.

Biology professor offers research seminar at the UNC-Wilmington

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of the university's Department of Biology and Marine Biology seminar series on Friday, March 31. 

Young alumni excellence recognized with Top 10 Under 10 Awards

The awards program highlights and celebrates alumni who have graduated within the past decade and who are distinguished in their professions and invested in the future of Elon and their community.

Hamel presents research on insect behavior, ecology, and evolution at Winthrop University

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of the Biology Department seminar series on Wednesday, March 22, at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C. 

Train, Miyamoto publish research and teaching article

The article by the Elon biologists appears in the Journal of College Science Teaching

Elon hosts hundreds of middle, high school students for Envirothon competition

More than 300 students from an 11-county area in central North Carolina gathered at Elon on Tuesday to test their environmental knowledge. 

Hamel presents on insect behavior at Smithsonian institute seminar

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel gave an invited seminar as part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute seminar series on Thursday, March 2, at the institute on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. 

Noyce Program accepting applications for paid summer STEM internships

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.

From hobby to lifestyle: How an Elon professor built his own electric bike

Alfred Simkin, an instructor of biology at Elon, discusses his several year journey to build an alternative vehicle for commuting: an electric bike.

MacFall to receive Conservation Communicator Award from the N.C. Soil and Water Conservation Society

Professor Janet MacFall in the Department of Environmental Studies will be recognized with the Conservation Communicator Award from the Hugh Bennett Chapter of the national Soil and Water Conservation Society on Feb. 25.

DiRosa's video work featured in 'Utopia/Dystopia' exhibition at Washington State University

The piece by Samantha DiRosa, associate professor of art and environmental science, titled 'Latitude' is included in the themed exhibition 'Utopia/Dystopia' which opens Thursday, Feb. 2.

2017 Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Award recipients to be recognized April 1

The honorees are young alumni who have achieved major professional success, serve as difference-makers in their communities and loyally support Elon as partners, advocates and investors.

Gammon article about mockingbirds to appear in international journal

Dave Gammon, associate professor of biology, and a former research student, Pat Lyon '16, just had a peer-reviewed article accepted for publication in an international bird research journal.

Career Moves: Where do you belong? With help, Elon senior navigates the grad school application process

Emma Davidman ’17 found the help she needed at the Student Professional Development Center to successfully navigate the graduate school application process. ‚Äč

Elon biology professor presents at national teachers conference

Kathy Gallucci attended the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) Professional Development Conference in Denver, Colorado, Nov. 3-6, 2016.