Archive for 2009

Looking for summer research at Gustavus?

Though it’s just starting to get cold here in St. Peter, it is not at all too early to start thinking about your plans for summer 2010.  Summer is a great time for a change of pace from the academic year and to make some extra cash, but you don’t necessarily have to shun academic […]

January term – Biomolecular research for first-year students

Through the campus’s recent Howard Hughes Medical Institute award, we are implementing transformative changes to our students’ first-year experience in biology and chemistry. One new program is our January term courses for first-year students in biomolecular research. Similar courses have been offered in the past, but we seek to make these a more regular part […]

Summer Research Fellowship at NIST

Here’s an amazing summer research opportunity that just came across my inbox. It’s at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and it’s for students majoring in any area of science, mathematics, or engineering. This is a really cool and pretty competitive program– Gustavus students have been very successful in recent years in securing support […]

Gustavus students and faculty at the Fringe Festival

There have already been multiple stories and blog posts about Gustavus’s most recent production at the Minnesota Fringe Festival, but I just want to add my two cents on it! First, if you’ve somehow missed it, the play is A Mother for Choco (and Other Mother Stories), adapted by Theatre professor Amy Seham from the […]

Gustavus biochemists travel to Protein Society meeting

Biochemistry professor Brenda Kelly and two of her research students, Colin Boettcher (’09) and Chelsea Koepsell traveled to Boston last month to present their results at the Protein Society meeting. The Protein Society is an international organization for researchers who study proteins– this is a big society and a big international conference. Their research was […]

Summer Salon #2: Vietnam and forgiveness in politics

Mimi Gerstbauer (Political Science) sends the following invitation:    It’s time for Summer Salon #2, celebrating the research collaboration between students and faculty happening on campus this summer….. As Martin Lang said in the invitation to the first salon – this is for anyone who likes to talk about smart stuff even if you don’t know […]

Summer Salon #1: The Future of Food

Martin Lang (communication studies) sends along the following invitation: Fellow scholars, researchers, and people who like to talk about smart stuff even if you don’t know a lot about it: Please join Ethan Marxhausen and me, Martin Lang (as well as perennial hostess Brandy Russell) for the first Summer Salon: Monday, July 13 3:30 Phi […]

Faculty/Student Summer Research at Gustavus

The Excellence story about summer research on the front page of the Gustavus web site reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write a post about our summer research community on campus. This summer we have 34 students working with 21 faculty members on Gustavus-based research projects.  By my count, nine different departments (biology, chemistry, […]

The Oregon II draws closer to shore

Here’s another post from biology professor Joel Carlin, aboard the NOAA research vessel Oregon II. He’s there with Kat Coughlin (’09) volunteering to help with a marine species research cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. 7/1/2009: Hello, Kat Coughlin and I are still aboard the R/V Oregon II, and slowly making our way back to […]

Another Gustie reports from the Oregon II

Here is another blog post I got via email — this time from Kat Coughlin, 2009 graduate of the biology department. She has sent a great description of her job and life as a volunteer aboard a NOAA research cruise. Once again, I’ve added some links to images in case you want to see some […]