Student Research

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Gustavus students participate in modeling contest

Gustavus students Eric Cox, Sam Rethwisch, and Chenyu Yang participated in a mathematical modeling competition over the weekend. The team advisors are Mathematics and Computer Science professors Carolyn Dobler and Tom Lofaro. The Mathematical Contest in Modeling is held annually by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. In this competition, teams of undergraduate students […]

Snapshots of student/faculty research in J-term

January term is a time for experiential learning on this campus, and for some students and faculty, that means it’s a great time for research, scholarship, and creative work. One day near the end of J-term, I took a walk around Nobel Hall and visited some research-based courses and some students doing independent studies. I’ll […]

Some recent news items on student research

Once in a while I like to use this blog to share some links to blog posts and news stories about student research at Gustavus, especially stories I hadn’t covered here already. Let me know if I’ve missed your favorite story, but here are a few that I’ve read this fall/winter: Involvement at Its Finest […]

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 […]