News

Biology faculty member co-authors research presentation at national conference

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel co-authored a research presentation for the Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology Conference in Tampa, FL.

In My Words:  'Prisoner’s Dilemma' could offer future shutdown solution

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Biology Dave Gammon notes that a game theory commonly applied to animal behavior could offer insight into how to end government shutdowns. The column was published by The Times-News of Burlington and The Post & Courier of Charleston, S.C.

Merricks publishes lesson in peer-reviewed elementary science education journal

The lesson is featured in the January 2019 issue of the journal Science and Children and focuses on problem-based learning (PBL) in the elementary science classroom.

Jen Hamel to collaborate on NGS/Microsoft grant-funded artificial intelligence research 

The asssistant professor of biology is a co-investigator on a project titled "The new buzz: AI-powered acoustic monitoring of insect communities to advance conservation of tropical rainforests," being funded by the National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft. 

Two Elon students named University Innovation Fellows by Stanford d.school

The students join a global community of Fellows charged with increasing campus engagement with innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking and creativity. 

Elon student featured in Cambodian media

Khmer Times, an English-language news outlet in Cambodia, recently featured Elon senior Usaphea Vanna. 

Faculty members selected to be 2018-19 Sustainability Scholars

Now in its 11th year, the program will aid yet another diverse group of faculty in integrating sustainability into academic courses across campus.

Biology major awarded research grant by the Acoustical Society of America for international research

The grant will allow Biology major Alina Iwan '19 to travel to the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama in 2019 to continue a faculty mentored research project. 

Elon biodiversity project gets the community involved with nature 

The new project organized by the Department of Biology allows anyone to document the variety of fungi, animals, plants and more on Elon’s 636-acre campus. 

Haenel and Moore publish article on hybridization impacts on mitochondria function in lizards

Research by Greg Haenel, professor of biology, and Victoria Moore, associate professor of chemistry, brought together expertise from their departments to better understand how mitochondria respond evolutionarily to extreme environments and hybridization. 

Gammon publishes peer-reviewed role-play classroom game

The classroom activity designed by Dave Gammon, professor of biology, for an Elon COR capstone course has been added to a national collection of case studies.

In My Words: Conservative voices needed in climate policy discussions

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Professor of Biology Dave Gammon says that the climate policy debate needs voices and principles from across the political spectrum. 

Biology faculty and student co-author presentation at international symposium

Assistant Professor of Biology Jen Hamel and current Elon student Alina Iwan '19 co-authored a research presentation for the 2nd International Symposium on Biotermology in Riva del Garda, Italy.

Hamel publishes research with three Elon alumni in peer-reviewed Journal of Insect Science

Assistant Professor Jen Hamel's co-authors on the peer-reviewed research article include three recent Elon graduates who contributed to the study as part of their undergraduate research experiences.

Biology faculty member presents research at national animal behavior conference

Jen Hamel, assistant professor of biology, presented research at the Animal Behavior Society 2018 conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Nick Dioguardi ’10 is set on a trail

An environmental studies major, Dioguardi has been pursuing his dream of becoming a park ranger since he was 4.

Elon's Loy Farm offers chance for Alamance students to 'discover science'

Students with Alamance-Burlington School System recently spent the day at Loy Farm as part of a National Science Foundation-funded camp. 

Gammon's mockingbird research featured in howstuffworks.com

Dave Gammon, associate professor in Elon's biology department, had his research in vocal mimicry featured within a popular science article on howstuffworks.com

In My Words: ​How Kilauea eruption fits into our geological heritage

In this column distributed by the Elon University Writers Syndicate, Dave Gammon provides historical context for the recent eruptions of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. 

Elon workshops help area teachers bring STEM into the classroom

Elon faculty members led a variety of workshops for local K-12 teachers on Wednesday, June 13, designed to help them integrate unique science, technology and mathematics concepts in their classes. 

Catherine Bush co-authors research presented at 2018 North American Refugee Health Conference

The presentation highlighted the ethnobotanical work of Bush, adjunct assistant professor of biology and research fellow at the Center for New North Carolinians at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Seven receive Fulbright awards to teach English abroad

A record 11 Elon students and alums have been awarded Fulbright grants this spring to teach English or conduct research, adding to Elon’s reputation as a top producer of Fulbright award winners.

Sunshine and strawberries: Elon Community Garden buzzes with activity during annual festival

Hundreds turned out for the annual Strawberry Festival and Plant Sale, an annual event produced by the Garden Studio class taught by Michael Strickland, lecturer in environmental studies and English. 

Elon names 2018 Lumen Scholars

The university's top award comes with $20,000 to support and celebrate academic and creative achievements. 

Young alumni excellence celebrated

Ten alumni who graduated in the past 10 years were recognized with the Top 10 Under 10 Alumni Awards on April 14 for their professional success, service as difference-makers in their communities and loyal support of Elon.